“And the Verdict Is …” Spring 2018 Film Series
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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.

March 28 Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), directed by Robert Benton, 104 minutes. Dustin Hoffman plays an upwardly mobile husband who must learn to fend for himself and young son when his wife (Meryl Streep) suddenly leaves him.

April 4 One Potato, Two Potato (1964), directed by Larry Peerce, 83 minutes. Made at the height of the Civil Rights era, a powerful drama about a heated custody battle prompted by an interracial marriage. Starring Barbara Barrie, Bernie Hamilton and Richard Mulligan.

 

Wednesdays, 2-5pm

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).

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