Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn
Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn
MCNY Presents "Desk Set" Screening Event

(released 7/6/2022)

Moonlight & Movies is a film series presented at the Museum of the City of New York this summer.

On Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 7p.m., the museum is presenting a screening of DESK SET, a 1957 classic rom-com with Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in the lead roles. There will be a Midcentury Modern Happy Hour featuring live Jazz.

Join the event goers for an outdoor screening of Desk Set (Walter Lang, 1957). Hepburn and Tracy play a research librarian at a New York television network and a visiting computer expert, respectively.  They clash when Tracy tries to convert Hepburn's network to computers and to replace Hepburn and her brainy, all-female research team with "Miss Emmy," a giant computer.  But, wouldn't you know it, as the sparks fly, a romance blossoms. The film will be introduced by MCNY's Lilly Tuttle, curator of our new exhibition, Analog City: NYC B.C. (Before Computers), and anthropologist Shannon Mattern.

Event Timeline:

7:00 pm - "Midcentury Modern" Happy Hour with featuring live jazz by Josh Levine Trio with Katie Martucci. (South Terrace).  Analog City open for viewing (2nd floor).
8:00 pm -  Short introduction by Lilly Tuttle and Shannon Mattern
8:15 pm - Desk Set screening (104 mins)
10:00 pm - film ends, museum closes.

Tickets can be purchased here: www.mcny.org

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