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Reel Opinions looks at "The Roosevelts" (9/18–Way Library)

Posted Aug 29th, 2014 by Rose Mills  Category: Arts & Entertainment

 

On Thursday, September 18th at 10:30 a.m., WGTE and Way Library will present a screener of “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History”, the new, seven-part documentary by Ken Burns. The film weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt into a single narrative. “The Roosevelts” begins with Theodore’s birth in 1858 and ends with Eleanor’s death in 1962. Over the course of those years, Theodore would become the 26th president of the United States, and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd president. The series encompasses all the history the Roosevelts helped to make — the creation of National Parks and the digging of the Panama Canal, the New Deal and the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and around the world, in which Eleanor Roosevelt played a central role. But it is also an intimate human story about love and betrayal, personal courage and the conquest of fear. The library will show the one-hour screener, which will be a combination of all the episodes. There will be an opportunity for discussion following the screening.
This program is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

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