Free Screening of Ken Burns' The Tenth Inning

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | 8/30/2010 05:34:00 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Attention Baseball Fans.

WETA and PBS have extended an invitation to baseball fans to attend a preview screening of The Tenth Inning, the new baseball documentary from Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that airs September 28-29 on WETA TV 26, WETA HD and PBS stations nationwide.

The Tenth Inning is a two-part, four-hour documentary film directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. A new chapter in Burns’s landmark 1994 series, BASEBALL, The Tenth Inning tells the tumultuous story of the national pastime from the 1990s to the present day. "Introducing an unforgettable array of players, teams and fans, the film showcases the era's extraordinary accomplishments and heroics – as well as its devastating losses and disappointments."

The event features a discussion with the filmmakers and ESPN writer Howard Bryant on Thursday, September 23 at 7 p.m. at The George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street, NW, in Washington, D.C. Admission is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Click here to RSVP.

Check out a video preview here.

Ken Burns headed out on the road this summer to promote his upcoming film, The Tenth Inning and Washington, DC was his first stop.  Burns was at Nationals Park on June 8, 2010 for the debut of Stephen Strasburg when the Washington Nationals hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates. Prior to the game, Ken answered a few questions and then threw out the first pitch. The website features a few photos from that day.

Ken Burns visiting Nationals Park on June 8, 2010

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