Voices of a People's History
Voices of a People's History


Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters 1 & 2

February 11, 2009
New York, NY
Opening Night Sneak Preview Screening

MoMA Documentary Fortnight 2009
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

February 11, 2009
7:00 pm

Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters 1 & 2
(Theater 1: full program; Theater 2: screening only)

The People Speak. 2008. USA.

Directed by Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove, and Chris Moore.

With Kerry Washington, Danny Glover, John Legend, Matt Damon, Rosario Dawson, Benjamin Bratt, Marisa Tomei, Josh Brolin, Viggo Mortensen, Sandra Oh, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, and others.

The People Speak is inspired by Howard Zinn’s books A People’s History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History (co-authored with Anthony Arnove). Examples of resistance to social injustice throughout U.S. history inspire viewers to recognize the power of ordinary people to enact momentous change. The voices of lesser-known activists are heard alongside those of icons like Martin Luther King and Sojourner Truth to create a stirring record of civil disobedience as a defining characteristic of American political life.

Followed by discussion with

Howard Zinn
Chris Moore
Anthony Arnove

and special guests, including:

Staceyann Chin
Michael Ealy
Martín Espada
Lupe Fiasco
Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes
David Strathairn
Kerry Washington
Harris Yulin


Directions and ticket information:
Ticket information:

MoMA tickets don’t go on sale until the week prior to the screening.

Film Admission (not including Museum gallery admission)

Adults $10
Seniors $8
(65 and over with ID)
Students $6
(full-time with current ID)
Children Free, but a ticket is required
(sixteen and under)

Film admission tickets can be purchased in person only.

The price of a film ticket may be applied toward the price of a Museum admission ticket when a film ticket stub is presented at the Lobby Information Desk within thirty days from the date on the stub (does not apply during Target Free Friday Nights, 4:00-8:00 p.m.).

Screenings are held in the Museum’s Theaters 1 and 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters 1 and 2) and Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater). Tickets for film programs in Theaters 1 and 2 are available at the lobby information desk (beginning at 1:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:30 a.m. on weekends) and the Film desk (beginning at 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and 1:00 p.m. on weekends). Tickets for film programs in Theater 3 are available at the lobby information desk (beginning at 9:30 a.m.) and at the lobby desk of The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building (beginning at 1:00 p.m.).

Admission for a day of screenings: Adults $10; Seniors (65 and over with ID) $8; Students (full-time with current ID) $6; Children (16 and under) and members free, but a ticket is required. During Target Free Friday Nights, tickets are free from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. For complete ticketing policy, film calendar, and other information, visit the lobby information desk, the Film desk, or call (212) 708-9480. Sound-enhancement systems are available free of charge at the Film desk.

Film tickets may be obtained for same-day screenings at no charge by presenting your Museum membership card or your Museum admission ticket stub at the Film and Media Desk.

A limited number of advance tickets are available, no more than one week in advance of a film, to Museum members for a 50¢ service fee and to the general public for the film ticket price plus an additional $1.50 service fee.