Photograph by Vlad Pudovkin
Sunday, November 11th, marked the centennial anniversary of the World War I armistice. On the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 at the eleventh hour, fighting between Germany and the Allied Forces ceased in the air on land and sea. Here are 10 ways to commemorate this monumental anniversary this Veteran’s Day, and the men and women who have served, in New York City:
1. Premiere Screening of The Manhattan Front
The Manhattan Front – featuring Madame Martha Held played by Lee DeLong. Courtesy of Polyvinyl Films
The New York City premiere of The Manhattan Front at Anthology Film Archives will be presented at 11:00a.m. on November 11th in conjunction with the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I. The Manhattan Front weaves together a fictional narrative and dramatic scenes with historical archival footage from WWI era New York City to explore the Labor Movement at the time. This experimental film was created by Guggenheim Fellow Cathy Lee Crane and features newly digitized footage from the National Archives which has never been seen before. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider you can attend the screening for free! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special New York City events all year long!