Daisy is an elderly Jewish woman committed to maintaining her independence. So when her son hires an African American chauffeur named Hoke to drive her around, Daisy rejects both Hoke and her own vulnerability. Nevertheless, they eventually form a bond free from their prior prejudices.
Follow their story in Driving Miss Daisy (99 minutes, English, no subtitles) the classic 1989 film starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy. The film won several Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Makeup.
The film will be screened in person in the Museum’s Edmond J. Safra Hall. Tickets are $5 each for Museum members or $10 each for the general public. If you’re not a member, join today. If you’re already a member, log in and the member discount will be reflected in your cart.
Hosted in partnership with Senior Programming Consultant Nancy Collet, founder of Cinema Collet.
Public programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act; and other generous donors.