A Special Conversation with Ken Burns: Reel Pieces with Annette Insdorf


Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns joined Annette Insdorf for a special event celebrating their new projects: Burns’ book tie-in to his remarkable PBS series, The Vietnam War, and Insdorf’s latest study, Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes.

Ken Burns, the producer and director of numerous film series, including The War, founded his own documentary film company, Florentine Films, in 1976. His landmark film The Civil War was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television, and his work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards, and a nomination for an Academy Award. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.

Annette Insdorf is a Columbia University film professor, and the author of books about Francois Truffaut, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Philip Kaufman, Wojciech Has, Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust and Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes.