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Telling Tales Film Series: Gangs of New York

Presented by Frist Art Museum at Frist Art Museum, Nashville TN

May 15 2015
Telling Tales Film Series: Gangs of New York

The exhibition Telling Tales explores how nineteenth-century Americans represented themselves. This film series looks at how some movie directors chose to represent archetypal heroes and villains from American history and literature by casting Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis in leading roles. Famous for living in character during lengthy shoots, Day-Lewis has played some of the most charismatic historical personages, both fictional and real, in contemporary cinema. Join us for a salute to our favorite face of American history on film. Look for announcements about prescreening fun on the Frist Center website.

Telling Tales Film Series: Our Hero: Daniel Day-Lewis and American History on Film 


About the film: Gangs of New York
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Amsterdam Vallon, an Irish immigrant seeking vengeance against the psychotic nativist kingpin Bill “The Butcher” Cutting. With the help of a beautiful pickpocket and an army of colorful allies, Vallon fights his way to power in New York City during the era of corrupt Tammany Hall political bosses and seething race and class conflicts. Featuring a powerhouse of actors, including Daniel Day-Lewis as Bill, the film was nominated for ten Academy Awards. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Cameron Diaz.

See for more information on this exciting film series. Wine, beer, and a full menu are available in the Frist Center Café and can be enjoyed during each screening.


Gallery admission required; members free.

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Frist Art Museum

919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203


Parking in Frist Art Museum lots is reserved for Frist Art Museum visitors, volunteers, and staff only. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking Lot Hours
Visitor parking begins 30 minutes before the museum’s doors open. The lot closes at 3AM. No cars are allowed in the lot between 3AM and 30 minutes before opening.

Guests are encouraged to carpool and use rideshare services. You may also want to consider using WeGo Public Transit.

Parking rates
Frist Art Museum visitors: $2 per hour / $20 daily maximum
Frist Art Museum non-visitors: $10 per hour / $30 daily maximum
(Credit cards only; no cash accepted)

A flat rate parking fee may apply for certain special events.

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