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Who Are We?: A Festival Celebrating the Films of Ken Burns

Who Are We?: A Festival Celebrating the Films of Ken Burns


February 10 - 12, 2023

Ken Burns has been making documentary films about America’s history and its people for over forty years. Since the Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Ken has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries about war, racism, and presidential leadership.

Ken Burns comes to Gettysburg for the first ever festival dedicated solely to his work on February 10-12, 2023. More than a career retrospective, festival goers will engage with Burns, his collaborators, historians, and students in consequential conversations about the simple question Burns has explored in all his films: Who Are We?

Produced by Gettysburg College and the Majestic Theater in cooperation with Florentine Films.

All festival events require ticket reservations. All festival events are general admission. 

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Festival Schedule

All festival events require ticket reservations. All festival events are general admission. All titles, session topics and speakers subject to change. Please click here for a timeline version of the schedule.

Friday, February 10

5-6 pm: Brooklyn Bridge – Free. Tickets required.

7-9:15 pm: Ken Burns Presents The Civil War, Episode 5SOLD OUT
Post-screening discussion with Ken Burns and Jake Boritt to follow

Saturday, February 11

10-11:30 am: Ken Burns Presents 'A Nation Divided' Thematic Clip ReelSOLD OUT
Runtime TBA

11:45 am – 1:15 pm: Breakout Session: MusicSOLD OUT
Speakers: Jay Ungar, Molly Mason, Jacqueline Schwab
Moderator: Jake Boritt

12:20-2 pm: The Civil War, Episode 1 – The Cause (1861) – SOLD OUT

2 - 3:30 pm: Ken Burns Presents 'Art,' Thematic Clip ReelSOLD OUT
Runtime TBA

2:20 - 3:29 pm: The Civil War, Episode 2 – A Very Bloody Affair (1862) – SOLD OUT

3:45 – 5:01 pm: The Civil War, Episode 3 – Forever Free (1862) – SOLD OUT

3:45 – 5 pm: Breakout Session: WritingSOLD OUT
Speaker: Geoffrey Ward, writer
Moderator: Jake Boritt

5:15 - 6:16 pm: The Civil War, Episode 4 – Simply Murder (1863) – SOLD OUT

5:30 – 6:55 pm: The Vietnam War, Episode 5 – This is What We Do (July-Dec. 1967) – Free. Tickets required.

6:30 – 8:06 pm: The Civil War, Episode 5 – The Universe of Battle (1863) – SOLD OUT

7 – 9:30 pm: The Central Park Five – Free. Tickets required.
Live discussion to follow with activist Kevin Richardson, a member of the Exonerated Five, and Alisha Sanders, Gettysburg area educator.

7:30 – 9:30 pm: The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, Episode 5 – The Rising Road (1933-1939) – Free. Tickets required.

Sunday, February 12

11 am – 12:09 pm: The Civil War, Episode 6 – Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) – SOLD OUT

11 am – 12:30 pm: Breakout Session: Cinematography – Free. Tickets required.
Speaker: Allen Moore and Buddy Squires, cinematographers
Moderator: Jake Boritt

12:25 – 1:37 pm: The Civil War, Episode 7 – Most Hallowed Ground (1864) – SOLD OUT

1 – 4 pm: The War, Episode 4 – Pride of Our Nation (June-August 1944) – Free. Tickets required.
A live discussion featuring Susan Eisenhower, Expert-in-Residence at Gettysburg College's Eisenhower Institute and Tracie Potts, Executive Director of Gettysburg College's Eisenhower Institute, will immediately follow the episode showing.

2 – 3:09 pm: The Civil War, Episode 8 – War is All Hell (1865) – SOLD OUT

3:30 - 4:38 pm: The Civil War, Episode 9 – The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) – SOLD OUT

4 - 6 pm: Country Music, Episode 6 – Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (1968-1972) – Free. Tickets required.

Platinum Sponsors
Ken & Elizabeth Lundeen

Gold Sponsors
David & Pauline LeVan
Monica E. Oss & J. Jay Mackie
Dave & Cynthia Salisbury

Silver Sponsors
The Union Hotel
The Vesta Fund

Hospitality Sponsor:
Gettysburg Hotel

Media Sponsor:


Updated 2/9/23