Weekend Film Screening

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Weekend Film Screening
August 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Free with Membership or Museum admission
Asheville Art Museum
2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC, 28801, United States

Ken Burns: Jazz

During weekends in July and August, the Museum will screen the PBS Jazz series by Ken Burns. Jazz celebrates America’s greatest original art form. The ten-part documentary opens at the dawn of the 20th century, incorporating American culture and historical events that interact directly with the music. Each two-hour episode of the ten episodes of Jazz covers a different era. From the 1890s through the ferment of the Harlem Renaissance and the Jazz Age, to the Great Depression, New Deal, World War II and beyond. Rated: NR. 2 hours/each episode.

Screening schedule:

  • Episode 1 “Gumbo”: July 19
  • Episode 2 “The Gift”: July 20
  • Episode 3 “Our Language”: July 26
  • Episode 4 “The True Welcome”: July 27
  • Episode 5 “Swing: Pure Pleasure”: August 2
  • Episode 6 “Swing: The Velocity of Celebration”: August 3
  • Episode 7 “Dedicated to Chaos”: August 9
  • Episode 8 “Risk”: August 10
  • Episode 9 “The Adventure”: August 16
  • Episode 10 “A Masterpiece by Midnight”: August 17

Screened in conjunction with Dox Thrash, An American Journey: Georgia to Philadelphia.