History & Film: Queens on Screens at Moving Image

(released 4/25/2022)

Queens on Screens is a series at the Museum of Moving Image that takes the history of the Queens borough and features a film made in the borough. "Amateur New York City historian Cosmo Bjorkenheim will explore the various silver screen representations of Queens and its many neighborhoods while also discussing the history of the borough: its evolution from an agglomeration of small towns and semi-rural villages to an integral part of the United States' most populous metropolis, its development by real estate tycoons and industrialists, and its preservation of a defiantly provincial yet unmistakably global character."

Following Cosmo's presentation of historical value at 6pm, a 7:30pm screening of The Wrong Man starring Henry Fonda will play in the Redstone Theater. This is inspired by a true story of Queens jazz musician Manny Balestrero, wrongly arrested for theft. The film is directed by Alfred Hitchcock and makes use of locations in Elmhurst, Ridgewood and the Balestrero family's neighborhood of Jackson Heights, Queens.

The history and movie pairing take place April 30th and you can reserve your space here: movingimage.us

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