Brooklyn Historical Society Shows How Hollywood Gets History Wrong, For Free!

This coming Monday evening, July 31 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society begins a series of movie screenings, “Hollywood Does History… Poorly.” This series will “look at films that play fast and loose with history, often to absurd effect.” First in the series is Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, and George Carlin (Could anyone do absurd effect better than him?). Newsday’s film critic Rafer Guzman and Slate writer Kristen Meinzer will introduce the show (and, no doubt, tell you what it gets wrong). Admission for this (as for all films in this series) is free, but you should reserve tickets here.

Other films in the series are Disney’s Pocahontas (1995) at 6:30 on Monday evening, August 7; (reserve free tickets here), and Forrest Gump (1994) at 6:30 on Monday evening, August 10 at 6:30; reserve free tickets here.

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