Sunday Matinee Films - "Forgotten Ellis Island"

Event Details

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

Description

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.