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Brooklyn Historical Society

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128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn , NY 11201 United States
(718) 222-4111

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July 2017

Screening and Discussion: “Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks”

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join filmmaker Rebecca Messner for a screening and discussion of her documentary tribute to the visionary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted who, with Calvert Vaux, designed both Central and Prospect Parks. Offered in connection with BHS’ new exhibition celebrating Prospect Park’s 150th anniversary.

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The Amazing and Incredible History and Future of Brooklyn Animation

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Long before Pixar, The Simpsons, WB Looney Tunes, and Walt Disney became synonymous with cartoons, American animation was born and bred in Brooklyn. Join animators John Canemaker and Jennifer Oxley, collector Tommy Stathes, and archivist David Kay for a panel exploring the past, present, and future of Brooklyn animation, featuring clips from Winsor McCay (Gertie the Dinosaur), Fleischer Studios (Ko-ko the Clown, Betty Boop), 100 Chickens — formerly known as 9 Ate 7 Productions (PEG + CAT), and more.

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Hollywood Does History… Poorly: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

From biopics to period dramas, Hollywood has always been fascinated with historical events, but that does not mean accuracy is the priority! In this series we look at films that play fast and loose with history, often to absurd effect. Join us as we kick things off with Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, a classic tale of 1980s slackers sent back in time by a futuristic George Carlin. Rafer Guzman, film critic at Newsday, and Kristen Meinzer of Slate introduce…

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