The Town of Huntington will celebrate Women’s History Month Friday, March 24, with a special showing of the film “Jackie” at the Cinema Arts Centre, followed by a lecture discussing the life of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
The recently-released film, for which star Natalie Portman won an Oscar nomination for best actress, is described as a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic first lady.
Following the showing, film historian Philip Harwood will speak about the former First Lady, her historic significance and the making of the film. Harwood currently teaches film studies and media studies as an adjunct lecturer in the Hutton House Lectures at Long Island University’s CW Post campus. He also teaches at the 92nd Street Y and the JCC, both in Manhattan. He was Coordinator for Lifelong Learning at Queens College, where he also programmed the annual Summer Film Festival, and he taught at the New School for Social Research.
Admission is free and includes the film, the lecture and refreshments. The program runs from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington.