Film Series


  • October 13, 2015

  • Post-screening Conversation with
  • Frank Serpico and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

This 1973 classic, gritty Sidney Lumet film starring Al Pacino is based on the true story of police officer Frank Serpico, an honest cop during a corrupt era of the NYPD whose courage led to the Knapp Commission and widespread changes throughout the police department.

Join us as we discuss New York City politics and NYPD corruption in the 60s and 70s with Frank Serpico himself, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.


Film Synopsis

  • Director: Sidney Lumet
  • Release Year: 1973
  • Run time: 130 minutes

The true story about an honest New York cop who blew the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him. Rated R