KQED Evening with Ken Burns/Preview of The Dust Bowl

KQED is hosting a sneak preview of Ken Burns’ new documentary, The Dust Bowl, along with an onstage interview with Forum’s Michael Krasny.

Here’s their description of the event:

"See a sneak preview of The Dust Bowl, which chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the 'Great Plow-Up,' followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews with twenty-six survivors, combined with dramatic photographs and seldom-seen movie footage, bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible human perseverance." Read more here: http://events.kqed.org/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=23909&month=11&year=2012

Where, When & How Much--

Let's meet at 6:50pm in front of the Castro Theatre. You can recognize me from my Meetup profile photo. We will go inside the theater by 7:00pm in order to find seats together. Please plan ahead for transit delays, since this will probably be a very crowded event, and it will be difficult to find late-comers after we've been seated.

Everyone should purchase their own tickets and do it soon - given all the Burns fans out there, they will probably sell out! Tickets (which can be purchased at www.cityboxoffice.com or by calling (415)[masked]) are $18 for non-KQED members and $12 for members or students.

Transit Info--

Parking in the Castro is very difficult so public transportation is strongly advised. The Castro Theater is close to MUNI Metro lines K, L, & M (which connect easily with BART), the F Market streetcar, and bus lines 33, 35, 37 and 24.

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  • Susan L.

    Great event - thanks for organizing it, Katie! Sorry I couldn't find you guys this time, but I hope it will be easier after we meet at a book discussion.

    November 9, 2012

  • Shella

    The preview of The Dust Bowl was great and it was really interesting to hear from Ken Burns on a variety of topics--public media, the Presidential election, and another film he is working on (The Central Park Five). Thanks Katie, for organizing this!

    November 9, 2012

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