Past Programs
After the Thin Man (1936)
Philip C. Bobbitt
Fri, May 11th, 2018 | 7:00 pm


Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable filmmakers, writers, legal scholars, 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.

After the Thin Man (1936)
When a woman is wrongly accused of killing her husband, a retired detective and his heiress wife must find the real murderer. Directed by W. S. Van Dyke. Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart. 113 mins.


Philip C. Bobbitt, an author and scholar, is Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia University and Director of the Center for National Security at Columbia.


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.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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