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1970s New York City on Film: Serpico


July 10, 2013

Please join us on Wednesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. for a screening of Sidney Lumet's Serpico (1973, 130 min) in the first floor corner room of Mid-Manhattan Library.

1970s New York City on Film is part of NYC Summer and a full schedule is available at

All film screenings are FREE and each program includes an introduction to the film as well as a guided discussion afterwards. Seating is first-come, first-served and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Serpico (1973, 130 min) is a crime film directed by Sidney Lumet. The screenplay is based on Peter Maas' biography of NYPD officer Frank Serpico, who went undercover to expose corruption in the NYPD. The film covers the 12 years, from 1960 to 1972, in the life of Serpico (Al Pacino), who blew the whistle on rampant corruption in the force.

Please contact Karen Ginman at or Thomas Knowlton at if you have any questions.

Do you need a film flyer? Click here for a PDF of the flyer. The complete film listing is also on page 13 of the NYPL NOW magazine.