Past Event: Bridge and Tunnel

When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:30pm

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Image credit: Kitty Genovese's Brother, Bill, visits the site of her murder to unravel the truth behind the infamous crime. Photo by Trish Govoni. Courtesy of The Witness Film, LLC.

There are 8 million stories in the Naked City and one night in Kew Gardens, Queens, the gut-wrenchingly tragic tale of Kitty Genovese’s murder was born, helping cement a notion of “outer-borough” grimness and urban apathy. Join Director James Solomon and Bill Genovese, Kitty's brother, for a discussion moderated by Budd Mishkin (host of "One on 1 with Budd Mishkin") that questions New York City’s “center” and “periphery,” and re-considers what happened on March 13th, 1964 through the lens of the Oscar shortlisted film The Witness (89 minutes, 2015).

Includes Museum admission, popcorn, and beer provided by Sixpoint Brewery.

Smile, It’s Your Close Up, our nonfiction film series co-programmed with Jessica Green and Edo Choi of the Maysles Documentary Center, zooms in on key moments, individuals, and communities to pose the question: “What makes New York New York?” Each program includes an introduction or conversation with filmmakers or other notable guests.

$15 for adults | $12 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum and Maysles Documentary Center members.


Presented in collaboration with the Maysles Documentary Center.

Beer is provided by Sixpoint Brewery.

This event is co-sponsored by CUNY Graduate Center Film Studies Program, the Department of Psychology at the City College of New YorkHunter College Film and Media Studies Department, Manhattan College Department of Visual & Performing Arts, On the Set of New York, and The Documentary Forum @ City College of New York

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