WGBH First Look: The Race Underground

In the late nineteenth century, as America’s largest cities grew dangerously congested, the time had come to replace the nostalgic horse-pulled carriages clogging the streets with a faster, cleaner, safer form of transportation. Ultimately, it was Boston—a city of so many firsts—that overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the selfish interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its citizenry to construct America’s first subway. THE RACE UNDERGROUND tells the dramatic story of an invention that changed the lives of millions. Co-Presented with First Look, WGBH’s premier showings of its highly acclaimed new films.

Guests: Michael Rossi, Mark Samels (Executive Producer Command and Control and American Experience), Doug Most (Author, The Race Underground)
Moderator: Barbara Howard  (Anchor WGBH’s All Things Considered)


Screenings:

Saturday, October 1

7:00PM

Yawkey Theater, WGBH

Film Info Info

Director:

Michael Rossi

Producer:

Michael Rossi

Length:

53 minutes

Year:

2016

Sponsors

Stella Cidre Stella Artois Knob Creek Patron HBO Horizon Beverage AT&T

Supporters

HUBweek ArtsBoston WGBH NESN Boston Red Sox LimoLiner Alden & Harlow The Brattle Theatre Hops n Scotch Coolidge Corner Theatre Camden Int’l Film Festival Boston Film Festival Boston Jewish Film Festival Provincetown Film Festival Doc Yard Environmental Film Festival