‘Hollywood and the Great Depression’ 1933 Film Series at MoMA (Through Friday, March 31)

    Date: 02/01/2017 - 03/31/2017

    Time: All Day

    Location: The Museum of Modern Art (11 W. 53rd St, Manhattan)

    As the Great Depression hit bottom in 1933, tens of millions of Americans found solace in the movies, where 15 cents bought admission to an infinite range of alternative realities. Some films offered escapism and reassurance, others offered hypothetical solutions to social problems across the political spectrum. Presented in four thematic groupings, the films in this series—all drawn from MoMA’s collection—present a cinematic portrait of 1933, a year when movie make-believe was truly indispensable.

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