Cabin in the Sky (1943) – March 3, 2017 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Justice in Film – Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history.
Feature Film: Cabin in the Sky (1943)
This classic musical follows Little Joe, a chronic gambler given a second chance at life in order to prove himself worthy of heaven. Directed by Vincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeley (uncredited). Starring Ethel Waters, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Lena Horne. 98 min.
REMARKS: Gail Lumet Buckley, daughter of Cabin in the Sky star Lena Horne, is the author of The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family. Louise Kerz Hirschfeld is president of the Al Hirschfeld Foundation. Bob Herbert is Distinguished Senior Fellow with Demos, a contributing editor at The American Prospect magazine, and a former New York Times columnist.
Location: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
Cost: Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advance reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm.
New-York Historical Society Members receive priority. General admission: $20; $15 for Seniors; $12 for Students; free for children under 6 years old. Exhibit is free once admission is paid. On Fridays, donations are optional.
Contact: New York Historical Society