April 4 • 3:00 & 5:30 pm

Not Rated • 104 min.

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This film will be rescheduled for a date later this spring. Details will be forthcoming in the near future. Please check back here for updates. If you must miss a film for which you purchased a ticket due to COVID-19 or precautions related to COVID-19, Billings Farm & Museum will hold a credit or issue a refund.

Directed by Joseph Dorman and Toby Perl Frelich.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) did not just live in the twentieth century, he strode across it: a colossus of ideas and a man of deeds. He was a seminal public intellectual and sociologist, policy specialist, ambassador and long serving senator. Moynihan was a moralist in a political world where morality – the urge to do good – is often overcome by the desire to do well.

Over the years, Moynihan’s work has frequently been misinterpreted by political partisans. In Moynihan, figures including Ta-Nehisi Coates and Henry Kissinger – give insight into this “connoisseur of statistics” who served four presidents. The film offers a timely perspective on today’s debates over issues that Moynihan began tackling 50 years ago.

“A documentary that takes the full, fascinating measure of the charismatic maverick that Moynihan was.” – Variety


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Show Time

3:00, 5:30


Adult, Child