Monday, May 18, 2009

Ken Burns film to be previewed in Asheville

Friends of the Smokies is sponsoring another preview screening of the upcoming Ken Burns PBS documentary, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea".

The special screening will be held 7:30-9 p.m. June 3 at the Diana Wortham Theater in Asheville.

Although the price of admission is $10, ticket sales have been strong, said Steve Volstad, director of communications for UNC-TV, which is hosting the event.

The runtime for the screening is about 40 minutes. Afterwards, series co-producer Dayton Duncan will lead a discussion.

The full 6-part series will air on PBS in September. The series focuses largely on the people who fought to create the parks, including Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

For more information on the Asheville screening, please click here.

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the film will also be previewed at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville on June 1. For more information on this screening, please click here.

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