“What If?” Spring 2019 Film Series
A Guy Named Joe
May 22 2019
This 8-week series of films highlights the dramatic possibilities of altered time and space. In conjunction with the QM’s exhibit, Mundos Alternos, we will explore not only traditional sci-fi, but “alternate worlds” whose characters interact with the supernatural.
Each film is introduced by Mark Ethan Toporek, who also leads a post-screening discussion. He is a member of the Actors Studio, who has appeared in films including The Secret Lives of Dentists, The Confession and Lesser Prophets. He has been presenting the Film Series at the Queens Museum since 1998, and at Manhattan’s 92Y since 2003.
About A Guy Named Joe
A Guy Named Joe (1943), directed by Victor Fleming, 120 min. Spencer Tracy plays an ace WWII flyer who comes back to Earth as a guardian angel for his former fiancée (Irene Dunne) and a young pilot in training (Van Johnson).
This film series takes place in the second-floor theater and is free with Queens Museum admission and open to the general public (with a special invitation to older adults).