An Evening with Ken Burns

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An evening with the nation’s most influential documentary-maker, Ken Burns

Every year, the Center of the American West presents the Wallace Stegner Award to an individual who has made a sustained contribution to the cultural identity of the West through literature, art, history, lore or an understanding of the West. This year’s recipient is Ken Burns.

Burns' films have been honored with dozens of major awards, including fifteen Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards and two Oscar nominations. In September 2008, at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Burns received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. His work on the American West includes Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea and The Dust Bowl.

Patty Limerick will interview Ken Burns, exploring the extraordinary public service he has provided his fellow citizens. In Limerick’s words, “by lending his own vitality and spirit to the people of the past, Ken Burns has brought history to life for millions of viewers, enhancing our understanding of the West and the nation in ways beyond measure.”

Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Macky Auditorium
1595 Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO 80309

Event Type

Lecture/Presentation, Film, Featured Event

Interests

Arts & Culture, Education, Journalism & Media

Audience

Students, General Public, Faculty, Alumni, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Staff, Industry & Business Community

College, School & Unit

Arts & Sciences

Website

http://www.centerwest.org

Cost

$12 General Public, $6 Students

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Judah Levine

Judah Levine left a positive review 10/2/2018

Talk was very interesting, especially how mr. Burns’ films were influenced by his childhood. The sound system was ok, but could be improved.

Adrian Unkeles

Adrian Unkeles left a positive review 10/2/2018

Ken Burns is an eloquent and compelling thinker. Glad I got to witness the man behind the lens!

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