Time: All Day
Location: The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St., Brooklyn)Price: Free admission
We'll be showing the entire New York documentary, one disc a week, at The Diamond beginning January 7. Each Wednesday, join us for free popcorn, a drink special, and an education in our city's amazing history. Screening begins at 7:30. Each episode is approximately 2 hours in length. New York: A Documentary Film is an eight-part, 17½ hour, American documentary film on the history of New York City. It was directed by Ric Burns and originally aired in the U.S. on PBS. The film was a co-production of Thirteen New York and WGBH Boston. The series was written by Burns and James Sanders and produced by Burns's company, Steeplechase Films. Several noted New York City historians, including Mike Wallace, Kenneth T. Jackson, David Levering Lewis and Robert Caro participated in the making of the series as consultants, and appeared on camera. It was narrated by David Ogden Stiers. Other notable figures who appeared in the series include Rudolph Giuliani (then the mayor of New York City), former mayor Ed Koch, former New York governor Mario Cuomo, former U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, poet Allen Ginsberg, novelists Alfred Kazin and Brendan Gill, director Martin Scorsese, journalist Pete Hamill, former Congresswoman Bella Abzug, historian Niall Ferguson, philosopher Marshall Berman, writer Fran Lebowitz, engineer Leslie E. Robertson, high wire artist Philippe Petit, billionaire Donald Trump, and author David McCullough.See more free New York City events & things to do on Nifty NYC.
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