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The Vietnam War

ON SCREEN // HOP FILM SPECIAL

The Vietnam War
 

Directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick present an exclusive evening of highlights from their new series The Vietnam War.

 


Spaulding Auditorium

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Ken Burns and co-director Lynn Novick will present a sneak preview from their now-finished series The Vietnam War, giving Hop audiences a first look before its fall 2017 PBS premiere. Structured chronologically, this groundbreaking 360-degree narrative is built around interviews and personal stories of nearly 100 American and Vietnamese witnesses—veterans as well as civilians—who lived through the war.

Six years in the making, the series brings the conflict and the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life with digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, revelatory audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations and more than 100 iconic musical recordings by many of the greatest artists of the era.

History Prof. Edward Miller, who served as a consultant on the Vietnam project for the last few years, joins Ken and Lynn for a post-screening discussion with local veterans. 2h

Check out Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s recent op-ed in
The New York Times “Vietnam’s Unhealed Wounds”
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Spaulding Auditorium

Check out these biographies:

KEN BURNS: Ken Burns has been making films for almost forty years. Since the Academy Award nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Ken has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made...READ MORE

LYNN NOVICK: Lynn Novick is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker. For nearly 30 years, she has been producing and directing films about American history and culture, among them some of the most acclaimed and top-rated documentaries to have aired on PBS...READ MORE

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The Vietnam War, a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere September 17, 2017, on PBS stations nationwide.

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