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Documentary Screening: Mark Twain directed by Ken Burns

Thursday, November 13, 2014

6:00 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Thu, 2014-11-13 18:00 - 20:15

Watch the film on November 10 and 13;

Read The Bohemians by Ben Tarnoff

(copies available for borrowing:call Louise at 455-8134 or email lmoulton@provlib.org);

Visit the Mark Twain House on November 15 (Deadline for registration: November 3);

Mark Twain - A Film By Ken Burns, Part Two

Running Time: 2 hours

Considered the funniest man of his time, Mark Twain was a critic of human nature who used his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed, and racism. He created some of the world’s most memorable characters as well as its most quoted sayings. And, in his often-misunderstood novel Huckleberry Finn, he brought forth a masterpiece that Ernest Hemingway called the true beginning of American Literature.

This remarkable film tells the story of Twain’s extraordinary life – full of rollicking adventure, stupendous success and crushing defeat, hilarious comedy and almost unbelievable tragedy.  With fascinating interviews of Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and many others, the story is told primarily through the words of Mark Twain himself, so viewers of all ages can be personally introduced to this compelling yet contradictory genius, who said with some justification, “I am not an American, I am the American.”

Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours.

Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.

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