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Moonlight & Movies: The Naked City

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  • Savor Jules Dassin's dazzling 1948 film noir The Naked City on the Museum’s Terrace as part of our outdoor film screening series, Moonlight & Movies.

    Long before Stanley Kubrick cemented his reputation as an iconic yet enigmatic filmmaker, before 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange, he joined Look magazine as a staff photographer at the age of 17. It was while on assignment for Look that Kubrick had his first glimpse behind the scenes of a film shoot when he took photos on the set of Jules Dassin’s The Naked City (1948) for an unpublished feature. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, we take a fresh look at this breathtakingly vivid film noir, which stirred Kubrick's nascent fascination with film.

    Introduction by author, filmmaker, and architect James Sanders to precede the screening.

Museum of the City of New York
  • 1220 Fifth Ave.
  • Manhattan, NY 10029