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Free Screening of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: A Film by Ken Burns

Join WUFT for a preview screening of Ken Burns’s film "BENJAMIN FRANKLIN," a new documentary series directed & produced by Ken Burns.

WHAT: Advance Screening of “BENJAMIN FRANKLIN,” A Film by Ken Burns

WHEN: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 5:45 p.m.

WHERE: The Hippodrome Theatre: 25 SE 2nd PL, Gainesville, FL 32601

Review Hippodrome safety protocols here.

Reservations are REQUIRED for this FREE, public event.

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About the Film

Ken Burns's two-part, four-hour documentary, Benjamin Franklin, explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most consequential and compelling personalities, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States. Franklin's 84 years (1706-1790) spanned an epoch of momentous change in science, technology, literature, politics, and government--fields he himself advanced through a lifelong commitment to societal and self-improvement. But Franklin's life was full of contradictions, and his success as a writer, printer, scientist, and statesman came at a cost to the people closest to him. His influence was unmatched in his time, and his impact remains with us today.

Directed and executive produced by Ken Burns,  written by Dayton Duncan and produced by David Schmidt and Ken Burns, premieres on WUFT-TV on April 4-5, 2022. Click here for more information."


Can't attend the event? Watch the broadcast premiere of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN on WUFT-TV April 4th and 5th at 8pm, and available on-demand through the PBS Video App.

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