“And the Verdict Is …” Spring 2018 Film Series
Mar 7 2018
Do the facts lead to truth, and does truth lead to justice? This 8-week series focuses on movies that address the legal system, foregrounding questions of ethics, gender, and race.
Each movie is introduced by Mark Ethan Toporek, who also leads a post-screening discussion. He is a member of the Actors’ Studio, who has appeared in films including “The Secret Lives of Dentists,” “The Confession” and “Lesser Prophets.” He has been presenting the Film Series at 92Y since 2003 and at the Queens Museum since 1998.
Febuary 28 Les Miserables (1935), directed by Richard Boleslawski, 108 minutes. Victor Hugo’s classic tale recounts the relentless pursuit of Jean Valjean (Fredric March) by the police inspector Javert (Charles Laughton).
March 7 Fury (1936), directed by Fritz Lang, 94 minutes. A vigilante mob attempts to kill an innocent man (Spencer Tracy), leading to his obsession with taking revenge. Also starring Sylvia Sidney.
This film series takes place in the second-floor theater and is free with Queens Museum admission and open to the general public (with a special invitation to older adults).