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NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR FILM FESTIVAL

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© Courtesy of Museum of the City of New York
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR FILM FESTIVAL

1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
February 2nd, 2013 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mcny.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
upper east side
EMAIL:  
info@mcny.org
PHONE:  
212.534.1672
OPEN HOURS:  
Museum and Museum Store: Sun-Sat 10-6
TAGS:  
film

DESCRIPTION

From documentaries and promotional films to newsreels and home movies, New York's 1939–40 World's Fair produced an array of moving images that captured the innovative spirit of the time. Seen by millions, the documentaries and industrial films sold new products and appliances from companies like Westinghouse and General Motors, but they also offered audiences a novel and prescient vision of middle-class American life. Join us for a viewing of rare and legendary films, including the stop-motion "In Tune with Tomorrow," "The Middleton Family at the Fair," and a re-creation of the Democracity ride. Screenings begin at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm, with introductions by curator Donald Albrecht, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow Jessica Lautin, and others. Drop in for some films, or relive the '39 Fair by staying the whole day! Co-sponsored by the Manuscripts and Archives Division of the New York Public Library.