Movies Under the Stars: Glory
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
8:30 p.m.–10:32 p.m.
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Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film!
This Oscar-winning film depicts one of the first African-American military units of the Union Army, during the American Civil War. The men learn that, in response to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Confederacy has issued an order that all black soldiers will be returned to slavery. Black soldiers found in a Union uniform will be executed as will their white officers. They are offered, but turn down, a chance to take an honorable discharge. They undergo rigorous training to prepare for the challenges they will face. This film stars Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Private Tripp.
Know Before You Go
You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted