You are invited to a free preview screening of highlights from THE VIETNAM WAR, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
The screening will take place at the Kick-off celebration of the Sturgis Big Read, beginning at 5:30 PM on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at Rally Point at Main and Harley-Davidson Way in Sturgis, SD.
Prior to the 6:15 PM showing, there will be a color guard ceremony followed by music by Kate Fjelstad while books and brochures are being distributed. At 6:00 PM, Mistress of Ceremonies Denise LaRue will introduce Mayor Mark Carstenson and announce the sponsors and partners of the Sturgis Big Read. For more information about the NEA Big Read in Sturgis, go online to www.sturgisbigread.com.
In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both sides. The 10-part film series will premiere Sunday, September 17, 2017, on SDPB-TV and on PBS stations nationwide. More information about the film and local activities is available online at http://www.sdpb.org/vietnam.
We hope you are able to join us for this special event.