Discussion to follow with director and producer Lynn Novick and film subjects Roger Harris and Thomas Vallely

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. 




Lynn Novick is a documentary filmmaker with over 25 years of experience. Primarily interested in American history, Novick has been a longtime collaborator of Ken Burns, creating critically acclaimed documentary films and series that have aired on PBS. Novick is currently working on a documentary about Ernest Hemingway, slated to air in 2019.


Thomas J. Vallely grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and joined the Marines after high school. He served in Vietnam in 1969, entered politics after the war, and is senior advisor, Mainland Southeast Asia at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. He lives in Boston.



Roger Harris grew up on Roxbury, Massachusetts, enlisted in the Marines and served in I Corps, near the DMZ, in 1967 and 1968. He became an educator and spent 40 years in the Boston public school system. He lives in New York and Boston.



A special event to benefit The MVFF and the the
Patton Veterans Project’s therapeutic film workshops

VIP tickets include a reception at the Tabernacle with special guests beforehand.

$20 General Seating
$100 Prefered Seating
$250 VIP Armchair (includes entrance to the VIP reception at 6:30 PM at the Tabernacle before the screening)

$500 VIP Couch (includes entrance to the VIP reception at 6:30 PM at the Tabernacle before the screening; valid for the entire party, maximum of 4 people)
FREE for veterans. Use coupon code TABERNACLE for a free bench seat or 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