An Evening with Ken Burns

Friday, 9 November 2012 - 7:00pm
Format: 
Screening
Format: 
Discussion
Admission: 
Ticket Required
Region: 
KCTS/Seattle
Location: 
The Neptune Theatre, Seattle Click here for Map

Spend an evening with legendary PBS documentarian Ken Burns. Preview portions of The Dust Bowl, followed by a conversation with the filmmaker. Advance tickets are $7 before fees. We recommend purchasing advance tickets at The Paramount box office (open 10am-6pm, M-F) or the 24/7 kiosks located at The Paramount or The Moore to avoid additional online or phone fees. Tickets are $10 at the door the day of the show. General admission seating. Doors open at 6 pm. The hardcover book, The Dust Bowl: An Illustrated History, will be available for purchase from 6pm to 7pm. Following his talk, Ken Burns will sign copies of the book purchased on site. Purchase advance tickets online or by phone at 1-877-784-4849.

Additional details about the book signing
The film's companion book, The Dust Bowl: An Illustrated History (hardcover, 232 pages) by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, will be available for purchase by attendees at a special event price of $35 (20% discount and taxes applied). Only books purchased at the event may be signed. Books may be purchased by credit card or check only.

About the film
The Dust Bowl chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the "Great Plow-Up," followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews with twenty-six survivors of those hard times, combined with dramatic photographs and seldom seen movie footage, bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible human perseverance. It is also a morality tale about our relationship to the land that sustains us—a lesson we ignore at our peril.

Watch A Storm is Coming on PBS. See more from The Dust Bowl.