Saturday, March 1, 2014

Hollywood blacklist remembered: Walter Bernstein at The New School

The Hollywood Blacklist, with Walter Bernstein

a free screening of
The Front (1976)

followed by a Q&A 
with screenwriter Walter Bernstein

at The New School

Thursday, March 6, 6:30 pm
In the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s, Sen. Joseph McCarthy carried out a witch hunt for Communists that led to the creation of the infamous Hollywood blacklist, resulting in 150 directors, actors, writers, and others in the entertainment business being banned from making a living for over a decade.

Don't miss this screening of
The Front (1976), which received an Oscar nomination for best screenplay. Written by Walter Bernstein, himself a victim of the blacklist, the movie takes a comedic look at what happened during this dark period in American History. Bernstein is the author of "Inside Out: A Memoir of the Blacklist." His other films include: Miss Evers' Boys, The House on Carroll Street, Yanks, Semi-Tough, The Train, Little Miss Marker, to name a few.
Moderated by Brian Rose--Professor of Media Studies, Fordham University; moderator for BAFTA and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Free with registration at or by e-mail to

The New School (auditorium)
66 West 12th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan

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