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"The Vietnam War" screening

"The Vietnam War" screening
Vietnam War
Join Basin PBS and Jeff Davis County Library as we present a preview of the new documentary series "The Vietnam War" by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
  • When Sep 07, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM (US/Central / UTC-500)
  • Where Meeting room, Jeff Davis County Library
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  • Contact Phone 432-426-3802
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Basin PBS Announces Broadcast Premiere and Advance Screenings for THE VIETNAM WAR A Landmark Documentary Event by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

(Permian Basin, TX August 22, 2017) — Basin PBS is proud to offer three advance-preview screening events for the Permian Basin of the upcoming series, THE VIETNAM WAR. The new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere on Basin PBS September 17, 2017.

The first five episodes will air nightly from Sunday, September 17, through Thursday, September 21, and the final five episodes will air nightly from Sunday, September 24, through Thursday, September 28.  Each episode will premiere at 7:00 p.m. with a repeat broadcast immediately following the premiere.

In an immersive 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.

THE VIETNAM WAR features new, original music written and recorded by Academy Award-winning composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The film also features new music arranged and performed by Grammy Award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble. It is the first time Burns and Novick have worked with Reznor and Ross, as well as with Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble. Additional music in the film was composed by David Cieri and Doug Wamble, both of whom are longtime collaborators with Florentine Films.

The series also features more than 120 popular songs that define the era, including tracks from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Simon & Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, Ben E. King, Phil Ochs, Donovan, Johnny Cash, Barry McGuire, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, Otis Redding, Santana, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, The Temptations, Booker T. and the M.G.s, Pete Seeger and more.

THE VIETNAM WAR is a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, DC. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward. Produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns. Local support for THE VIETNAM WAR is provided by: Robert E. Christensen, D.D.S., Pinkie’s, Inc., Permian Basin Area Foundation and Standard Sales.

Basin PBS is offering three FREE public advance-screening events for the Permian Basin in early September:


WHAT: FREE advance preview screening of the series followed by a community discussion lead by Matt Walter - American History professor from Sul Ross State University

WHO: Presenters: Basin PBS with Jeff Davis County Library

WHEN: Thursday, September 7 at 6:00pm

WHERE: Jeff Davis County Library, 100 Memorial Square, Fort Davis