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Friday, April 4, 2014

Photos from the Brattleboro Premiere of Ken Burns' Film 'The Address'

Posted By on Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM

click to enlarge Greenwood students, including one with a Lincolnian beard, exult at the premiere of The Address - COURTESY OF ARIA CARTER
  • Courtesy of Aria Carter
  • Greenwood students, including one with a Lincolnian beard, exult at the premiere of The Address

As we reported this week
, Ken Burns' new documentary, The Address, made its theatrical premiere at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro on April 2. The Latchis, located near Burns' home in New Hampshire, has been the site of several premieres of his films. But for this particular documentary, the Vermont connections run much deeper.

The Address documents a unique annual competition at the Greenwood School, a small school in Putney for 11-to-17-year-old boys with learning differences. Each year, Greenwood students study and learn to recite the entirety of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and perform the speech at an end-of-year ceremony. Burns, a frequent judge at the competition, was inspired by the students' determination, which became the subject of his latest film.

Several members of the Greenwood community were kind enough to share with Seven Days their photos from the film's premiere.
click to enlarge L to R: Greenwood headmaster Stewart Miller; filmmaker Ken Burns; film editor Craig Mellish; producer Christopher Darling - COURTESY OF NATE SEBOLD
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  • L to R: Greenwood headmaster Stewart Miller; filmmaker Ken Burns; film editor Craig Mellish; producer Christopher Darling
click to enlarge Ken Burns listens to a question from an audience member at the premiere of The Address at the Latchis Theatre. - COURTESY OF ARIA CARTER
  • Courtesy of Aria Carter
  • Ken Burns listens to a question from an audience member at the premiere of The Address at the Latchis Theatre.
click to enlarge Headmaster Miller presents filmmaker Burns with a drawing of Abraham Lincoln. - COURTESY OF ARIA CARTER
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  • Headmaster Miller presents filmmaker Burns with a drawing of Abraham Lincoln.

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Ethan de Seife

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Ethan de Seife was an arts writer at Seven Days from 2013 to 2016. He is the author of Tashlinesque: The Hollywood Comedies of Frank Tashlin, published in 2012 by Wesleyan University Press.

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