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THE VIETNAM WAR, A Ken Burns And Lynn Novick Film


  • WHEN Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7 p.m.
  • WHERE Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave., San Diego
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Free

The GI Film Festival San Diego presents a FREE screening of THE VIETNAM WAR.

Acclaimed filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will attend the screening event on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Balboa Theatre as part of the GI Film Festival San Diego. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP NOW

The event features specially selected excerpts of the film followed by a discussion with Burns and Novick. The 18-hour documentary will air in Sept. 2017 on KPBS and PBS stations nationwide. Portions of the series are also expected to be presented during the GI Film Festival San Diego, scheduled for Oct. 18-22, 2017.

About the film:
THE VIETNAM WAR is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on PBS in September 2017.

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 VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, produced by Sarah Botstein, Novick and Burns, it includes rarely seen, 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.

THE VIETNAM WAR is a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, D.C. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward. Produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns.

Funding for THE VIETNAM WAR is provided by Bank of America; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; PBS; David H. Koch; The Blavatnik Family Foundation; Park Foundation; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Pew Charitable Trusts; Ford Foundation Just Films; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and Members of The Better Angels Society: Jonathan & Jeannie Lavine, Diane & Hal Brierley, Amy & David Abrams, John & Catherine Debs, Fullerton Family Charitable Fund, The Montrone Family, Lynda & Stewart Resnick, The Golkin Family Foundation, The Lynch Foundation, The Roger & Rosemary Enrico Foundation, Richard S. & Donna L. Strong Foundation, Bonnie & Tom McCloskey, Barbara K. & Cyrus B. Sweet III, The Lavender Butterfly Fund.

**The screening event is supported by WETA and organized by KPBS as part of the GI Film Festival San Diego.**

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Public Domain Credit: Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Libr...

Above: Public Domain Credit: Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, Audiovisual Archives. Join the GI Film Festival San Diego for a free screening featuring selections from THE VIETNAM WAR on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.


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