18 Sep, 2009
Special Sneak Preview of Ken Burns’ “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.”
Posted by: FLBC In: Events
What: Sneak-peek of the new Ken Burns documentary, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.”
When: Sunday, 9/20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm (FLBC meeting at 6:30)
Where: Cheverly United Methodist Church Parlor (4th fl), 2810 Cheverly Ave. (Forest Rd. entrance)
Presented by Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek (FLBC) and the Maryland Native Plant Society as one of 750 Party for Parks screenings organized nationwide by Sierra Club volunteers and local groups.
The screening is preceded by a FLBC meeting at 6:30 p.m. that all are invited to attend. We’ll be planning our local parks work session and Cheverly Market presence for 9/26.
The six-part series airs on PBS starting September 27 is the result of six years of filming at some of nature’s most spectacular locales — from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska — the documentary is nonetheless a story of people: people from every conceivable background — rich and poor; famous and unknown; soldiers and scientists; natives and newcomers; idealists, artists and entrepreneurs; people who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy. It is a story full of struggle and conflict, high ideals and crass opportunism, stirring adventure and enduring inspiration – set against the most breathtaking backdrops imaginable.
For more on the documentary and screening parties visit: www.sierraclub.org/parks/