Post-screening discussion with Anne Morra

Dodsworth Post-screening discussion with Anne Morra | Events Calendar


MoMA | 11 West 53rd Street

Join us for a screening of Dodsworth, followed by a discussion with Anne Morra, Associate Curator, Department of Film.


1936. USA. Directed by William Wyler. Produced by Samuel Goldwyn. Screenplay by Sidney Howard. Based on the novel Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis and dramatized by Sidney Howard. With Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Mary Astor, Paul Lukas, David Niven. 101 min.

After 20 years of building and running Dodsworth Motors, Sam Dodsworth has decided to sell his business and finally find time to relax. Sam’s wife Fran does not want to stay put in their Midwestern town called Zenith, but rather has booked an Atlantic crossing on the Queen Mary. During their travels Sam and Fran come to see each other in a new light and discover what they each want out of life.

Prime Time is a new initiative to engage older New Yorkers at MoMA, in the community, and online.

This multiyear initiative aims to rethink how museums and cultural institutions can support a fulfilling aging process—one defined by creativity, curiosity, connectedness, and continued growth. In the coming months MoMA staff will develop multiple programs that will encourage older adults of diverse abilities and backgrounds to learn about modern and contemporary art.

For more information, please call Prime Time at (212) 333-1265 or e-mail

This film screening is offered as part of Prime Time, MoMA’s initiative to reach out to older New Yorkers. Visitors ages 65 and up can register here or by e-mail at or by calling (212) 333-1265.