Ken Burns Visits Detroit for Special Preview of Upcoming PBS Documentary Series ‘The Vietnam War’

Posted by Will Glover on

Ken Burns Visits Detroit for Special Preview of

Upcoming PBS Documentary Series

‘The Vietnam War’

TONIGHT @ 7:30 p.m.

Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor

 

 

 

America’s most acclaimed filmmaker and former Ann Arbor resident, Ken Burns, will pay a special visit to his hometown today, April 19, 2017, to preview and discuss his latest film, The Vietnam War airing on PBS stations nationwide in September 2017. During the event, which will take place at the Michigan Theater, Michigan_theater_(Ann_Arbor)_2.jpg

Burns will also present a showcase of his work and discuss with the audience his upcoming projects and his work as a filmmaker and historian.

Burns is known for such award-winning epic documentaries as The Civil War; Jazz; Baseball;                       The Roosevelts; The National Parks; Jackie Robinson; The Central Park Five; Prohibition; The Dust Bowl; and many others.His films have won 15 Emmy Awards and received two Oscar nominations. He’s also been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

His latest documentary, The Vietnam War, slated to air in September 2017, is a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken and longtime collaborator Lynn Novick.  In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. The film features perspective from nearly 100 interview subjects, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians similarly impacted.

 

In addition to the April 19th event in Ann Arbor, Detroit Public Television (DPTV) will hold a special screening of The Vietnam War June 9th at the Detroit Institute of Arts as part of the Cinetopia International Film Festival featuring filmmakers Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, and later on August 23 at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. Other screenings are also planned leading up to the broadcast premiere of the series. For more information, visitwww.dptv.org/vietnam

 

-MORE-

 

The son of an anthropology professor, Burns was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1953. At the age of 10, he moved to Ann Arbor with his family when his father joined the faculty at the University of Michigan.

 

While in Ann Arbor he attended Tappan Junior High (now Tappan Middle School) and graduated from Pioneer High in 1971.

 

Tickets to the Ken Burns presentation at the Michigan Theater are $10 for DPTV and Michigan Theater members. For more information and to purchase tickets, visitwww.michtheater.org.

 

For more information about Burns or upcoming screenings, contact Della Cassia at dcassia@dptv.org or 248-305-3770.

 

About Detroit Public Television:

Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is the non-commercial, viewer-supported PBS-member station watched by more than 1.5 million people in Detroit and Southeast Michigan and another 1.2 million people throughout Canada. DPTV also manages WRCJ 90.9 FM, Detroit's classical and jazz radio station, in collaboration with the license-holder, the Detroit Public Schools. The radio station is located in the Detroit School of Arts. DPTV is licensed to the Detroit Educational Television Foundation and governed by a volunteer board of trustees from the local business, civic, and cultural communities.

 

About the Michigan Theater:

Michigan_Theater_Upstairs_lobby.jpg   Michigan_Theater_Seats.jpg

Now celebrating its 90th year, the Michigan Theater is Ann Arbor's award-winning non-profit historic center for fine film and performing arts. The Michigan Theater welcomes more than 300,000 visitors each year to its art house films, concerts, lectures, live theater, and special programs such as Direct from Sundance and Cinetopia International Film Festival. The Michigan Theater also owns and operates the historic State Theater located just up the street at 233 State Street. The Michigan Theater is located in downtown Ann Arbor at 603 East Liberty Street.  Visitmichtheater.orgor call the 24-hour information line at (734) 668-TIME for schedule and ticket information.

One Detroit - Four million people. One story.

Maria's Story

Recent Posts

Latest News

DJC partner, WDET | StoryCorps Detroit Podcast: A Tale of Two Paper’s Opinions

Last Updated by Lea Vigi on

Two Detroit editorial page editors tell each other how their backgrounds influence their opposing opinions.

Read More

ICYMI | Former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing Talks about the American Dream

Last Updated by Lea Vigi on

This NBA All-Star, Mayor, and mentor takes charge — and doesn’t fade away from “The D”.

Read More

Family Pictures USA breaks out family photos for ‘people’s history’ of Detroit

Posted by Andrew Lapin on

“We tell people all the time that we live in the most important city in America,” said Rich Homberg, president of DPTV, on why Harris’s project appealed to the station. “Our history is not only unique, it’s relatively recent. Most of the people we meet in Detroit can instantly tell you when their family arrived here.”

Read More

Support Detroit Public TV’s coverage of news throughout the city of Detroit and beyond with One Detroit.

Donate-button.jpg

Sponsored in part by

Masco Corporation Foundation

#OneDetroit

Connect With Us
Facebook    Twitter    Instagram    Pinterest    Flickr    YouTube

Sign up for DPTV eNews
Now
Primetime
Search TV Schedule
 
Find your favorite episodes, programs or movies Back to the TV Schedule Grid
CURRENT PROVIDER: | Change Provider Print TV Schedule
 
 
 
WATCH PREVIEW
SEE MORE AIRDATES
PROVIDER:
CURRENT CHANNEL:
CHANNEL:
SELECTED TIME:

DPTV WORLD Channel 56.2

Detroit Public TV Create Channel 56.3

DPTV Media - Shop - Detroit Public TV's Entertainment Label Visit DPTVMedia.org

WRCJ 90.9 FM - Classical Days - Jazzy Nights - A service of Detroit Public Schools and DPTV

Image - Protect My Public Media