One County Reads the Civil War: Films & Film Discussions

CIVIL WAR MOVIE SHOWINGS
Thursdays in September at 2pm | Hilton Head Library
September 5: Cold Mountain
September 12: Red Badge of Courage
September 19: Glory
September 26: Shenandoah

"GLORY" WITH BEAUFORT HISTORY MUSEUM
September, 20, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. – Free to the Public
USCB Center for the Arts – 801 Carteret, Beaufort, South Carolina
Presentation of the film, “Glory,” a film on the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.Opening remarks by Joseph McGill, historian and 54th Massachusetts re-enactor. Refreshments available for purchase.
 

THE CIVIL WAR: A FILM BY KEN BURNS FILM DISCUSSION SERIES
Saturdays at 1pm (Sep 21-Oct 19) | Bluffton Branch Library
“The Civil War,” the groundbreaking documentary series by Ken Burns, will be screened over five consecutive Saturday afternoons as the Beaufort County Library system commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War through its “One County Reads One War” initiative. This award-winning documentary by acclaimed director Ken Burns is a masterpiece of primary source material and narration of real people's experiences during the war. Each afternoon screening will be accompanied by guided discussion and Civil War themed refreshments during intermission. This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about the film visit http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/

Episode Schedule:

Saturday, September 21st showing Episode 1:
“The Cause” (99 min)

Saturday, September 28th showing Episodes 2 & 3:
“A Very Bloody Affair” and “Forever Free” (145 min)

Saturday, October 5th showing Episodes 4 & 5:
“Simply Murder” and “The Universe of Battle” (157 min)

Saturday, October 12th showing Episodes 6 & 7:
“Valley of the Shadow of Death” and “Most Hallowed Ground” (142 min)

Saturday, October 19th showing Episodes 8 & 9:
“War is Hell” and “The Better Angels of Our Nature” (157min)

DEATH AND THE CIVIL WAR
Thursday, Oct 3 at 11am | St. Helena Branch Library
Wednesday, Oct 16 at 11am | Beaufort Branch Library
Our libraries will show Death and the Civil War, a documentary by acclaimed director Ric Burns. Originally presented on PBS’ American Experience, the film explores the change in military practices and in the American psyche, as the na-tion witnessed death on a scale never before seen. Program is intended for adult audiences.

BIRTH OF A NATION FILM
Saturday, Oct 12 at 1pm | St. Helena Branch Library
Come view and discuss one of the most controversial films Hollywood ever made about the Civil War.

MIDNIGHT RAMBLE
Saturday, Oct 19 at 1pm | St. Helena Branch Library
This documentary discusses the response to the film Birth of a Nation. Discussion to follow film.