Screening at the Museum of the City of New York
Wednesday, January 25, at 6:30 pm
There are 8 million stories in the Naked City and one night in Kew Gardens, Queens, the gut-wrenchingly tragic tale of Kitty Genovese’s murder was born, helping cement a notion of “outer-borough” grimness and urban apathy. Join Director James Solomon and Bill Genovese, Kitty’s brother, for a discussion that questions New York City’s “center” and “periphery,” and re-considers what happened on March 13th, 1964 through the lens of the Oscar shortlisted film The Witness (89 minutes, 2015).
This event is part of Smile, It’s Your Close Up, our nonfiction film series co-programmed with Jessica Green and Edo Choi of the Maysles Documentary Center, zooms in on key moments, individuals, and communities to pose the question: “What makes New York New York?” Each program includes an introduction or conversation with filmmakers or other notable guests.
$15 for adults | $12 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum and Maysles Documentary Center members.
Includes Museum admission and gourmet popcorn.