Produced by the Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse Company, the 1939 film follows a fictitious Midwestern family as they explore the company’s pavilion at the 1939 New York World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows, Long Island. The full-color educational film introduces a collection of futuristic technology, including the television. Directed by Robert R. Snody, it stars Harry Shannon (Citizen Kane), Ruth Lee, Marjorie Lord (The Danny Thomas Show), and Jimmy Lydon.
Associate curator of decorative arts and design Rachel Delphia leads a discussion after the film. The screening will be held in the CMA Theater on Jan. 31st at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.