National Theater Live: Straight Line Crazy

Filmed at the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play being screened at the JBFC. Ralph Fiennes (Schindler’s ListThe Menu) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever. For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges, and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?

Screenings: 2pm | 7pm
Running time: 180 minutes

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Event Location and Ticket Information

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023
Times: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

$20 - Member
$25 - Non-member

Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: (914) 773-7663
Presenter Website: burnsfilmcenter.org/booking/nt-live-straight-line-crazy/