In conjunction with the ongoing exhibition, “The Cultural Legacy of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade,” New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (located at 53 Washington Square South) will host a series of events this fall highlighting the history of the American volunteers who served during the Spanish Civil War. All events are free and open to the public. For further information, call 212.998.3650 or log on to www.nyu.edu/kjc.
A schedule of events follows:
Fri., Oct. 7, 6 p.m. Lecture: “Gotham and the Spanish Civil War” by Mike Wallace, co-author of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898.
Fri., Oct. 28 Film screenings:
- 2 p.m. The Fallen Sparrow (Richard Wallace, U.S., 1943, 94 min.) A former Spanish Civil War prisoner (played by John Garfield) arrives in NYC to find the truth behind the death of a friend.
- 4 p.m. Blockade (William Dieterle, U.S., 1938, 73 min.) The tale of a farmer (played by Henry Fonda) trying to protect his land against invading soldiers.
- 6 p.m. Roundtable: “Hollywood, the Spanish Civil War, and the Lincoln Brigade” with Peter Carroll, author of The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, and Art Simon, professor of English and film, Montclair State University.
Fri., Nov. 11, 6 p.m. Lecture: “The Skin of the World: Spanish Civil War Image/Music/Text” by Peter Glazer, professor of performance studies, Berkeley.
Fri., Nov. 18, 6 p.m. Lecture: by Paul S. D’Ambrosio, author of Ralph Fasanella’s America.
Fri., Dec. 16, 6:15 p.m. Closing event: “The Archive Comes to Life.” An evening with veterans, artists, writers, and performers.