Past Programs
Screening and Discussion of Lincoln with Tony Kushner and Harold Holzer
Tony Kushner, Harold Holzer (moderator)
Tue, January 29th, 2013 | 6:30 pm
(Members $25)


Celebrating the release of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, the New-York Historical Society presents a screening of this monumental film followed by a conversation with screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer. Join us for an evening commemorating President Lincoln and those who led the courageous fight to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, a copy of which is currently on display at the New-York Historical Society.

Lincoln (2012)
149 minutes
DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox in association with Participant Media. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, and Tommy Lee Jones.

Based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography of Lincoln: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.


Tony Kushner is the screenwriter of Lincoln and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Harold Holzer (moderator) is the author, coauthor or editor of more than 40 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era and a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. His latest book is Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America, a film companion for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. He served as a Content Consultant for the movie Lincoln.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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