Salute to Vietnam Veterans
Friday, May 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 Marines’ Memorial Club
Registration at 5:30 PM | Program at 6:00 PM
Marines' Memorial Theatre, 2nd Floor
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco
THE VIETNAM WAR, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary series airing on PBS in September, that tells the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Burns and Novick’s film 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 the winning and losing sides. Ten years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, produced by Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick and Ken Burns, it includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, revelatory audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations and more than 100 iconic musical recordings by many of the greatest artists of the era. This event is part of a public engagement program, providing opportunities for communities to participate in a national conversation about what happened during the Vietnam War, what went wrong and what lessons are to be learned. In addition, there will be a robust interactive website and an educational initiative designed to engage teachers and students in multiple platforms.
Join us in a preview of this work and a discussion with filmmaker Lynn Novick and veteran war correspondent Joe Galloway, who is featured in the documentary and served as an advisor to the project. A grand reception will follow in the Commandant’s Room. For more information visit pbs.org/vietnamwar
Registration for Members ($40.00), click here.
Registration for Non-Members ($50.00), click here.