Special Preview Screening of Ken Burns's Country Music

Special Preview Screening of Ken Burns's Country Music

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Wednesday Jul 24, 2019
7:30pm ( doors: 7:00pm )

Tickets: $35 - $125

Join us for a special preview screening of Country Music, the new eight-part documentary film series directed by Ken Burns, and produced by Burns and his long-time collaborators writer and co-producer Dayton Duncan and co-producer Julie Dunfey.

Following the screening, KQED's Mina Kim moderates a conversation with Burns and his team about making the film and telling the story of this uniquely American musical art form.

From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, the film explores how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music. Featuring the biographies of the fascinating trailblazers who created and shaped it — from the Carter Family, to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash, to Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and many more — as well as the times in which they lived, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by musical legends and everyday people alike.

Tickets are available for a VIP Reception with Ken Burns from 6:00-7:00pm.

Doors open at 7:00pm, with program beginning at 7:30PM.