21025
New Hampshire

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
Length
6 days
Starts at
799

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.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking over flat terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • View clips from the new Ken Burns documentary film, "Country Music" and enjoy clips from other documentary subjects.
  • 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 and others that were rediscovered in a local barn.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a value-priced single room.
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Daniel J. White
Daniel is an associate producer for Florentine Films. He studied photography and film at Keene State College. He was an associate producer for "After Stonewall: From the Riots to the Millennium," which aired on PBS in 1999. While working at his photographic studio in Keene, NH, Daniel interned for Florentine Films until he was hired as an apprentice editor, then assistant editor to Parul Barnes for "Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson," "The War," and "The National Parks: America's Best Idea."

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Daniel J. White
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Alan Rumrill
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Irina Leimbacher
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Larry Benaquist
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