ZOOM EVENT - Rod Serling & The Twlight Zone: The Black Experience - Live Zoom Discussion hosted by Philip Harwood!

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Virtual Screening Room Mon, Mar 15 7:00 PM
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Hosted by Film Historian Philip Harwood

Monday, March 15th at 7:00 PM – Zoom Invitation Link provided in Email Order Confirmation

Public $10 | Members $7

Rod Serling & The Twilight Zone: The Black Experience

During the first season of The Twilight Zone, it’s creator Rod Serling wrote an episode, “The Big Tall Wish”, about a washed up boxer (Ivan Dixon) who breaks his knuckles the night before a comeback fight, and the young boy who makes “The Biggest, tallest wish” that something magical will happen. This episode, which aired during April of 1960, was one of the earliest Twilight Zone episodes to feature Black actors in lead roles. The episode also features an early, poignant score by Jerry Goldsmith. New York State Librarian and Film Historian Philip Harwood will discuss this episode, as well as other Serling programs dealing with the Black Experience (including the Serling original unaired script, Noon On Doomsday.)

This episode, “The Big Tall Wish” from the first season of The Twilight Zone, is available on Netflix. Many public libraries also have all seasons of The Twilight Zone. You can watch the episode on your own time and then, we will all meet on March 15th, to discuss the episode, and other Serling pertinent projects.

About Philip Harwood:

New York State Librarian and Film Historian Philip Harwood is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Hutton House Lectures at LIU Post, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at St. Francis College. He teaches film studies at the JCC Manhattan, and has taught at 92nd Street Y, The New School, and Queens College. He is also a published author.

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