The Hollywood Blacklist, with Screenwriter Walter Bernstein
WHEN: Thursday, March 6, 6:30 pm
WHERE: The New School, The Auditorium at 66 West 12th St (between 5th and 6th Aves.)
In the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s, Sen. Joseph McCarthy carried out a witch hunt for Communists that led to the creation of the infamous Hollywood blacklist, resulting in 150 directors, actors, writers, and others in the entertainment business being banned from making a living for over a decade.
Don't miss this screening of The Front (1976), which received an Oscar nomination for best screenplay.Written by Walter Bernstein, himself a victim of the blacklist, the movie takes a comedic look at what happened during this dark period in American History. Bernstein is the author of "Inside Out: A Memoir of the Blacklist." His other films include: Miss Evers' Boys, The House on Carroll Street, Yanks, Semi-Tough, The Train, Little Miss Marker, to name a few. Screening followed by a Q&A.
Moderator, Brian Rose, Professor of Media Studies, Fordham University; moderator for BAFTA and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Presented with The School of Media Studies at The New School for Public Engagement