Ken Burns’ The American Buffalo Film Screening
Date: September 25
Time: 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: $100 – $200
September 25 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Host Tracy Frist, sponsors the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County and Nashville Public Television, and The Better Angels Society, invite you to the historic Franklin Theatre for an early preview.
THE AMERICAN BUFFALO is the biography of an improbable, shaggy beast that has found itself at the center of many of the country’s most mythic and heartbreaking tales. The series, which has been in production for four years, will take viewers on a journey through more than 10,000 years of North American history and across some of the continent’s most iconic landscapes, tracing the mammal’s evolution, its significance to the Great Plains and, most importantly, its relationship to the Indigenous People of North America.
Excerpts of the film will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Senator Bill Frist, global chair of The Nature Conservancy, featuring Dayton Duncan, writer of THE AMERICAN BUFFALO, and Dr. Dwayne Estes, executive director of the Southeastern Grasslands Institute. In addition, the event will feature Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian Jon Meacham.
The Franklin community will be among the first in the country to receive a preview of the highly anticipated film weeks before it airs nationally on PBS and be one of the few locations to host the film’s writer Duncan (COUNTRY MUSIC, THE DUST BOWL, THE NATIONAL PARKS, LEWIS & CLARK) in person.