Sergeant York

Part of The Complete Howard Hawks
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 4:30 p.m.

1941, 134 mins. 35mm. With Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan. One of Hawks’s biggest commercial successes, and released just months before Pearl Harbor, this stirring drama recounts the life story of a pacifist farmer (Cooper) who gets drafted in World War I and becomes a celebrated war hero. Real-life World War I hero Alvin C. York insisted on Gary Cooper to star in this biopic, a role for which Cooper won an Academy Award.

Free with Museum admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum members may reserve tickets in advance by calling 718 777 6800. For more information about becoming a Museum member and to join online, please click here.