An Evening With Documentary Film Maker ken Burns

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Organized By J Wojcicki[masked]

 

Parking is difficult (but thats true for any college), its good to arrive early.  Please try to be on time if you would like to sit with our group.  The best thing to do if you need help finding us is just call.  Id be happy to answer the phone and let you know where were at[masked] joe.    Please call not text.  If I have multiple people texting it can be tedious. I d really like for us to get together at this event and have us all meet each other.   Any questions please call

Previous Speakers For Rollins College Ideas In Residence Include Oliver Stone, Paul Simon Bela Fleck ,And Many Others. The Oliver Stone Event Was One Of My Favorite Events And Free

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Ken Burns
Burns directed the 2011 PBS film Prohibition, a three-part, five-and-a-half-hour series documenting the "rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the US Constitution and the entire era it encompassed," according to the PBS website. His next project, Dust Bowl, is a two-part, four-hour series that will air on PBS in primetime in the fall of 2012. The film revisits the decade-long, manmade drought that struck the southern plains of the US in the 1930s. Burns also has several other documentaries underway, including Central Park 5 in 2013, The Roosevelts in 2014, Jackie Robinson in 2015, Vietnam in 2016, and Country Music in 2018. Burns will also executive produce documentary version of Emperor of All Malladays: A Biography of Cancer, winner of a 2011 Pultizer Prize.

His documentary, The Tenth Inning, a two-part four-hour series, picked up where his 1994 epic Baseball left off. The film captures the ugly, dark side of major league baseball in the 1990s and how the rise of performance drugs has reshaped America's national pastime.

The historian Stephen Ambrose has said of his films, "More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source." A December 2002 poll conducted by Real Screen Magazine listed The Civil War as second only to Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North as the "most influential documentary of all time," and named Ken Burns and Robert Flaherty as the "most influential documentary makers of all time."

The War was released in September 2007 and aired on PBS. An epic account of World War II as seen through the eyes of typical American citizens from four quintessential American towns, it shed new light on the experiences of soldiers and their families
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  • A former member
    A former member

    He was amazing!

    April 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    it doesn't start until 7:30pm. Gives you a little more time

    April 7, 2014

    • Stephen (The P.

      I thought it started at 7:00? Thats the posted time. :(]

      April 7, 2014

    • J. E.

      steve if u want a good spot you got to get there early hence the 7:00 instead of 7:30 capeesh

      April 7, 2014

  • Stephen (The P.

    Time is not cooperating with me. There is no way I can make it on time. Enjoy.

    April 7, 2014

  • J. E.

    Im here got here way early

    April 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    i always sit in the bleachers , I find that you can see & hear better there. As you come into the gym, facing the stage, left side toward the top. My favorite spot. I can save space if you like

    April 2, 2014

    • J. E.

      I totally agree Peggy good choice of spot. Im usually stage right same vicinity. Great place to sneak a great photo also.

      April 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      We are expecting a full house tonight for Ken Burns, parking may be problematic, SunTrust garage or you might find parking spaces at my office building 203 East Lyman, on the corner of Lyman & Knowles across the street from the garage. It is for Holt School, but most everyone will be leaving by 5pm. I will try to get to the sports center by 6:30pm (maybe sooner) to save as much space as I can for the group. I will be wearing a Rollins Gold shirt, stage left, in the bleachers.

      April 7, 2014

  • Tristan F.

    Hi, I have been working with homeless teens and gang members for years. They live in the crevices of society, eat out of dumpsters and do what they can to survive. Many of them ended up homeless due to uncaring parents, parents with drug habits, or parents who are also homeless. One girl lived in the car that her dad gave her for her 16th birthday and then died unexpectedly of a heart attack. People need to know what is happening and perhaps then we can then get programs to help this kids.

    March 26, 2014

    • J. E.

      Thanks for sharing Tristan . Would love to see you build a website so these kids can share there real life stories and it would serve as a method of us helping out. Would gladly donate my old cameras, unused art supplies. Let me know and ill set up an online community as a gift.

      April 4, 2014

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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