Students, employees and community members are invited to participate in a series of free film screenings and discussions this spring and fall as part of “America’s Stories: A Ken Burns Film Series.”
The series will kick off its spring term component on Thursday, Mar. 23 with a discussion of two of Burns’ acclaimed documentaries, “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War” and “Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony,” hosted by Brookdale professors Jane Denny and Jane Scimeca.
On Thursday, Apr. 27, the series will examine “The Civil War” (the highest rated documentary series in public television history) and “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” Hosts are Brookdale professors Bernard Olsen and Thomas Cioppa.
In the fall term, we will be looking at Burns’ documentaries on Mark Twain, Baseball, Jazz, and the Central Park Five.
The film series programming will lead up to a rare guest presentation and Q&A with Ken Burns on Friday, Oct. 27 in the Collins Arena.
Details will be posted and updated here in the website’s Events Calendar.