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Tony Kushner Appears at New-York Historical Society Screening of LINCOLN Tonight

Celebrating the release of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, the New-York Historical Society presents a screening of this monumental film followed by a conversation with screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer. Tonight, January 29, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., get ready for an evening commemorating President Lincoln and those who led the courageous fight to pass the 13th amendment.

Tony Kushner is the screenwriter of Lincoln and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Harold Holzer (moderator) is the author, coauthor or editor of more than 40 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era and a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. His latest book is Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America, a film companion for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.

To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, call the New-York Historical Society's in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am-5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers

The screening and discussion are set for tonight, January 29, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street. Admission is $35 (New-York Historical members $25).

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