THE VIETNAM WAR
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 at 8:00 PM
THE TABERNACLE, OAK BLUFFS
Discussion to follow with director and producer Lynn Novick and film subjects
Dirs. Ken Burns and Lynn Novick | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2017 | 60 min.
In an immersive and visceral narrative, seasoned PBS documentary collaborators Ken Burns (The Central Park Five, MVFF 2013) and Lynn Novick (The War, Prohibition, Jazz) tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. This is a special sneak peek at their highly anticipated eighteen-hour docuseries featuring testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from both North and South Vietnam.
A special event to benefit The MVFF
and the Bedford VA Hospital's
VIP tickets include a reception with special guests beforehand.
20 Bench Seating
$100 Chair Seating
$250 VIP Armchair (includes entrance to the VIP reception before the screening)
$500 VIP Couch (includes entrance to the VIP reception before the screening; valid for the entire party, maximum of 4 people)
FREE for veterans. Please call (508) 645-9599 to redeem a ticket.
The screening is preceded by the short film SERENITY directed by Janina Rios and a special presentation from filmmaker Benjamin Patton, grandson of General George Patton and founder of I WAS THERE
Proceeds of the event will support innovative therapeutic film workshops for veterans that allow them to tell their stories and address mental health issues. The Bedford VA Hospital is ranked 2nd nationally for mental health services, and this project would be a pilot project with the goal of standardizing it throughout the VA network. BRCI is seeking to raise $255k to fund the project. The VA has also committed $100k to help launch the pilot workshops.
Thank you to the screening sponsors The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
and Hob Knob Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa