Projections: Depression Era Musicals

We’ll look at how musicals of the 1930’s shaped and were influenced by the political and economic realities of the time. Leonard talks to Daniel Eagan, author of America’s Film Legacy, coming out from Continuum Books, and a film critic at Film Journal, and Jonathan Kahana, associate film professor at NYU.

We'll be screening Busby Berkeley's "Gold Diggers of 1933" tonight, April 14th at the Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO. It's free but RSVP at projections@wnyc.org soon, space is limited! The four films we’ll be looking at are:

“Gold Diggers of 1933”

“42nd Street”

“Footlight Parade”

“Flying Down to Rio”