Director Ken Burns will speak at the Belo Mansion in August.

For decades, Ken Burns has been making tragic, controversial, life-altering and beautiful documentaries. (That intro leaves no question, I suppose: I’m a fan). Burns has brought such great films to the airwaves as The War, a PBS series about World War II; The National Parks, a devastatingly gorgeous movie about people devoting themselves to the land they love, and The Tenth Inning, a total hit about baseball’s tumultuous history.

Burn’s newest movie, Prohibition, explores the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed.

Because I watched the first season of Boardwalk Empire, I know this is going to be good.

Here’s how all of this applies to us here in East Dallas: Burns is speaking next month, Wed. August 17 at 6 p.m., to be exact,  at the Belo Mansion, 2102 Ross. The program is a collaboration between the World Affairs Council and the Dallas Bar Association and tickets are only $10 a pop.

Talmage Boston (he’s good too—we saw a lot of him at the Mayborn) will interview Burns onstage and show parts of the movie.

For questions about the event, please contact Jocelyn Lancaster at 214.965.8400.

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