Film Screening Alert: “Brooklyn Bridge” with Ken Burns and Michael Kimmelman
The “Great East River Bridge” was the largest bridge of its era, a technical achievement of unparalleled scope, marked by enormous construction problems, equally ingenious solutions and heroic human achievement. In unexpected and wonderful ways, the Brooklyn Bridge captured the imagination of all Americans, and in the process became a symbol in American culture of strength, vitality, ingenuity and promise. The 1981 Ken Burns documentary “Brooklyn Bridge” tells the dramatic story of the larger-than-life men who imagined and built it, and the immense charm this granite and steel structure has exerted on generations of city dwellers.
You can learn more about the construction of the bridge, and admire its beauty on the big screen. On Monday, November 6, the Downtown Alliance, in partnership with IPIC Theaters, will present a special screening of “Brooklyn Bridge,” followed by a conversation with Burns and New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman. Burns and Kimmelman will reflect on the bridge’s 140-year legacy and the lasting impact it has had on the city’s architecture and design and take audience questions. The screening is part of LM Live’s New York on Film series, which features screenings of films that highlight the history, culture and controversies that have defined the city over the years.
Tickets are $15 and include popcorn, candy and soft drinks. Additional food and beverage will be available for purchase.ken burns, new york on film