Sunday Matinee Films - "Forgotten Ellis Island"
Date: January 26, 2014
Time: 02:45 pm to 03:45 pm
Location: Tom Gilcrease Jr. Auditorium
Cost: Free with admission
Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700
Over a century ago, in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, one of the world's great public hospitals was built. Twenty-two state-of-the-art buildings were crammed onto two small, man-made islands, formed from the rock and dirt excavated during the building of the New York subway. The complex was known as the Ellis Island Hospital. This film tells the story of the abandoned health complex with historic photographs and video footage. Narrated by Elliott Gould, it is a powerful portrayal of the best and worst of America's treatment of its immigrant populations. Produced, written and directed by Lorie Conway, 2008, 57 minutes, documentary, not rated.
No registration is required. Seating is first-come, first-seated. Groups are welcome.
Free with museum admission.