West Swanzey
Studying Film and the Charms of New Hampshire
Study the films of Ken Burns near the place where he lives, Walpole, New Hampshire, and enjoy the historic landmarks and New England charm of the surrounding towns.
Rating (5)
Program No. 21025RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

A resident of Walpole, N.H., Ken Burns has directed and produced films that capture the American experience — and is widely regarded as one of the best documentary filmmakers of our time. Gain a new perspective on the life and works of this extraordinary storyteller as you screen several of his films, and take a field trip to Walpole where his company, Florentine Films, is located. Enjoy an opportunity to explore the quaint, surrounding New Hampshire towns known for their covered bridges, folk music and historic landmarks.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • View clips from the newly digitized Ken Burns documentary film, "The Civil War" and enjoy daily lectures by an outstanding historian.
  • Trace the history of Florentine Films, founded by Ken Burns, and spend an afternoon in Walpole, N.H., home of the film company’s headquarters.
  • Screen "When Lincoln Paid," and other 100-year old silent films directed by Francis Ford that were rediscovered in a local barn.

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