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Private Dinner with Ric Burns: 5:30 PM
Film Clips and Q & A: 7:00 PM
Join us for this rare opportunity to meet a distinguished film maker! Limited seating for dinner in the galleries with Ric Burns. Dinner and presentation tickets ($75 per person) includes dinner, wine, film clips and remarks in the theater and dessert. Guests may also join us for film clips, remarks and dessert only ($20 per person).
Ric Burns is an internationally recognized documentary filmmaker and writer who has been writing, directing and producing historical documentaries for over 25 years. Since founding Steeplechase Films in 1989, he has directed some of the most distinguished programs for PBS, including Coney Island (1991), The Donner Party (1992), The Way West (1995), Ansel Adams (2002), Eugene O’Neill, Andy Warhol (2006), We Shall Remain: Tecumseh’s Vision (2009), Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World (2010), and Death and the Civil War (2012). His work has won numerous film and television awards, including six Emmy Awards, two George Foster Peabody Awards, two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards, three Writer’s Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing, the Eric Barnouw Award of the Organization of American Historians, and the D.W. Griffith Award of the National Board of Review. In 2015, Burns released three more films: American Ballet Theatre: A History; Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History; and The Pilgrims. Burns was educated at Columbia University and Cambridge University.