Join us for a free screening of Ken Burns' film about a group of students who recite the Gettysburg Address as part of a school project.
WXXI invites you to join us Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Little Theatre for a free screening of The Address, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns. The film tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice, and recite the Gettysburg Address. The Greenwood School students, boys ages 11-17, all face a range of complex learning differences that make their personal, academic, and social progress challenging. The Address reveals how President Lincoln’s historic words motivate and engage these students a century-and-a-half after Lincoln delivered a speech that would go on to embolden the Union cause with some of the most stirring words ever spoken.
This film is part of MOVE TO INCLUDE, a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to stimulate community dialogue about the perspectives of people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Its mission is to ultimately build a community that celebrates abilities.
Local Support for this screening is provided by:
Funding for THE ADDRESS is provided by Bank of America; the Anne Ray Charitable Trust; Public Broadcasting Service; and members of The Better Angels Society, including The Pfeil Foundation and Robert & Beverly Grappone. Funding was also provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), as part of “American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen,” a public media initiative to help communities solve the national high school dropout crisis and keep more students on a successful path to college and career.