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Screening of "The Shakers" at Madison Theatre - 2pm showing

  • 1036 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12208 Albany, NY 12208
  • Dates: February 29, 2024
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: General Admission $10 SHS Members $5 Volunteers FREE
  • Overview

    Join us at Madison Theatre for a limited screening of "The Shakers" by Ken Burns. We will be using this opportunity to celebrate Mother Ann Lee's Birthday (she was a leap year baby)! As well as the 250th anniversary of the Shakers settling in America. During the screening enjoy a selection of light snacks and a cash bar. After the screening, stick around for a Q & A with Shaker Heritage Society staff.


    There will be two viewing times:


    2pm and 7pm, this is the ticket page for the 2pm show!


    Thank you for your support and we look forward to special event!


    More about Ken Burns:


    Ken Burns, born on July 29, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York, is a highly regarded American documentary filmmaker celebrated for his comprehensive storytelling style. Notably, Burns gained prominence with his breakthrough documentary series "The Civil War" (1990), using archival footage and interviews to chronicle American history. Beyond his acclaimed works like "Baseball" (1994) and "The Vietnam War" (2017), Burns demonstrated his early commitment to diverse historical subjects with "The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God" (1984). This documentary explores the unique lifestyle and contributions of the Shakers, a religious community, showcasing Burns' dedication to capturing the cultural and historical tapestry of America. His body of work reflects a deep engagement with storytelling that goes beyond mere documentation, earning him widespread acclaim and cementing his status as a pivotal figure in the documentary genre.

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