New York on Film: Shirley

When: Saturday, August 10, 2024, 1:15pm
Price: Free, registration recommended
Regina King as Shirley Chisholm in the film "Shirley" waves during a press conference
Still from "Shirley."

Pre-film curator-led tour with limited availability. Purchase tour tickets here!

Don’t miss our screening of Shirley (2024, John Ridley, 116 min) in conjunction with our new exhibition Changing the Face of Democracy: Chisholm at 100. The film follows Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm during her historic presidential run in 1972, highlighting both her challenges and triumphs.  

After growing up in Brooklyn and Barbados, Chisholm became first Black woman elected to Congress and the first woman to run for president on a major party ticket. Our exhibition illuminates her trajectory, New York ties, and her continuing impact.  

Expand your screening experience by joining us for a tour of Changing the Face of Democracy with exhibition co-curator, Puffin Foundation Curator of Social Activism Sarah Seidman. Limited tickets for the tour can be purchased here. 

Event Timeline:
12:00 pm - Tour of Changing the Face of Democracy (Ticket holders only)
12:45 pm - Doors open to Ronay Menschel Hall (Ground Floor)
1:15 pm - Screening of Shirley (2024, John Ridley, 116 min)
3:30 pm - Film Program ends;
6:00 pm - Museum closes

New York on Film is the current edition of the Museum's ongoing Moonlight & Movies series.


Members: To receive your discount, click on the "Buy Tickets" button above, then sign in to your account on the ticketing page.

Groups of 10 or more get discounts; contact us at or 917.492.3395.

Accessibility: Assistive listening devices are available and our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or with any questions.


Moonlight & Movies is made possible in part by Sophia and Peter J. Volandes.

Activist New York and its associated programs are made possible by The Puffin Foundation, Ltd.

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