Book Signing: Ken Burns
Saturday, March 12
6:15PM - 6:45PM
Austin Convention Center
Level 3 Atrium Landing
531 E 4th St
Ken Burns appears at the SX Bookstore to sign copies of his latest work.
Ken Burns has been making documentary films for more than 35 years. Since the Academy Award-nominated BROOKLYN BRIDGE in 1981, he has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed histor...Show the rest
Ken Burns has been making documentary films for more than 35 years. Since the Academy Award-nominated BROOKLYN BRIDGE in 1981, he has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. His next film, JACKIE ROBINSON, will air on PBS on April 11 and 12, 2016.
Burns was the director, producer, co-writer, chief cinematographer, music director and executive producer of the landmark television series THE CIVIL WAR. The series has been honored with more than 40 major film and television awards, including two Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a Producer of the Year Award from the Producer’s Guild, a People’s Choice Award, a Peabody Award, a duPont-Columbia Award, a D.W. Griffiths Award and the $50,000 Lincoln Prize, among dozens of others.
Some of Burns’s other films include THE ROOSEVELTS (2014), THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE (2013), THE DUST BOWL (2012), PROHIBITION (2011), THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA (2009), THE WAR (2007), co-directed with Lynn Novick, JAZZ (2001), LEWIS AND CLARK: THE JOURNEY OF THE CORPS OF DISCOVERY (1997) and BASEBALL (1994)
Burns was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1953. He graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1975.Hide the rest