Join WPBT2 and award-winning filmmaker, Ken Burns for a night of gangsters, rumrunners, flappers and speakeasies as they host a screening for Ken Burn’s new film, Prohibition. The screening will be held on Thursday, June 9 at 6:30pm at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Amaturo Theatre. Admission is $5 and tickets are available at www.wpbt2.org/kenburns or by calling 305-424-4025.
Burns will lead a discussion on the film with local experts on the broader topics of civility and democracy, which he explores in this project. He will also answer audience questions following the screening. Come dressed in your best outfit from the 1920s and enjoy music from that era prior to the screening.
Burns has been making films for more than thirty years. Named as one of the most influential documentary makers of all time, Burns has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made including The Civil War, Baseball, The Tenth Inning, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, Jazz, The War and many more.
The new Ken Burns documentary, Prohibition, is scheduled to air on WPBT2 in fall 2011. The three-part, documentary film series, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the rise, rule and fall of the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution and the entire era it encompassed. The film raises vital questions that are as relevant today as they were 100 years ago – about means and ends, individual rights and responsibilities, and the proper role of government.
Local partners for the screening include: Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, City of Fort Lauderdale Centennial Committee and the Broward County Cultural Division, a service of Art Serve, Inc.