Past Programs
The Children's Hour (1961)
Catherine Wyler, Lesley Stahl
Fri, May 31st, 2019 | 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.

The Children’s Hour (1961)
A private all-girls school is embroiled by scandal when a spiteful pupil, eager for revenge after a deserved punishment, spreads a shocking rumor that two of her teachers are lovers. Directed by William Wyler. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner. 107 min.

Presented in conjunction with Stonewall 50 at New-York Historical Society


Catherine Wyler is a producer and former studio executive that has also held leadership roles at an array of cultural institutions throughout her career. She is the daughter of William Wyler, director of The Children’s Hour. Lesley Stahl is a correspondent for 60 Minutes and a former CBS News White House correspondent. 


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

Through the generosity of Bernard and Irene Schwartz, the New-York Historical Society brings a wide array of extraordinary lectures and dynamic conversations to New York’s Upper West Side.

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