New York on Film: The World, the Flesh and the Devil
In The World, the Flesh and the Devil (Ranald MacDougall, 1959, 95 min), on-location film production in post-war New York meets mid-century apocalyptic science fiction. Shot on location throughout the city, and featuring empty streets that recall recent pandemic scenes, the film confronts racism in a direct way that is rare for a Cold War era sci-fi film at the time. The film was adapted from the 1901 speculative fiction novel "The Purple Cloud" by Caribbean-British author M. P. Shiel, and stars Inger Stevens, Mel Ferrer, and the late, great Harry Belafonte.
Special introductory speaker to be announced shortly!
This screening is part of our year-long series, New York on Film: Decade by Decade, programmed by Jessica Green. The series accompanies the Museum's centennial exhibition, This Is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture.
6:00 pm - Doors open to Pontarelli Terrace (first floor); drinks & popcorn available for purchase
6:45 pm - Short introduction (speaker to be announced)
7:00 pm - Film program begins: The World, The Flesh and the Devil (Ranald MacDougall, 1959, 95 min)
8:35 pm - Program ends, Museum closes
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General Admission $20 | Members $15
New York on Film is the centennial year edition of the Museum's ongoing Moonlight & Movies series.
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