"Hemingway" Film Screening

March 18, 2021
7:00pm Central Time
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Please join us for a free preview of the upcoming PBS documentary "Hemingway," by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The screening will begin with a special introduction by Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Secretary Stacy Hurst.

Following the screening, stay for a discussion about Ernest Hemingway's time in Arkansas. Panelists joining the conversation are Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Secretary Stacy Hurst; Dr. Ruth Hawkins, director emeritus, A-State Heritage Sites, and the author of "Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow: The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Marriage," a biographical work that focuses on Hemingway’s relationship with the Pfeiffer family; Dr. Adam Long, director, A-State Heritage Sites; and Alex Vernon, professor of English at Hendrix College, and the author of "Soldiers Once and Still: Ernest Hemingway, James Salter, and Tim O'Brien," "Hemingway's Second War: Bearing Witness to the Spanish Civil War" and "Teaching Hemingway and War."

"Hemingway," a three-part, six-hour documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, examines the visionary work and the turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest and most influential writers America has ever produced. Interweaving his eventful biography -- a life lived at the ultimately treacherous nexus of art, fame, and celebrity -- with carefully selected excerpts from his iconic short stories, novels, and non-fiction, the series reveals the brilliant, ambitious, charismatic, and complicated man behind the myth, and the art he created. Hemingway from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick premieres April 5, 2021 on PBS. Ernest Hemingway and his second wife Pauline Pfeiffer, whose family lived in Piggott during their 13-year marriage spent time in Arkansas. Hemingway penned part of “A Farewell to Arms” while staying at their Arkansas home. Hemingway’s time in Arkansas is mentioned in the first episode in context to he and Pauline moving to Piggott just before their son Patrick was born. Learn more about Hemingway's time in Arkansas here: myarpbs.org/hemingway.

Corporate funding for HEMINGWAY was provided by Bank of America. Major funding was provided by the Annenberg Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and by “The Better Angels Society,” and its members John & Leslie McQuown, the Elizabeth Ruth Wallace Living Trust, John & Catherine Debs, the Fullerton Family Charitable Fund, the Kissick Family Foundation, Gail M. Elden, Gilchrist & Amy Berg, Robert & Beverly Grappone, Mauree Jane & Mark Perry; and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

Video Descriptions

Hemingway Screening Introduction

Hemingway Screener - Full Reel

Full engagement screening reel for Hemingway.

29min 56sec

Moderators

  • Casey Sanders

  • Steven Hefner

  • Veronica Palmer

  • Julie Thomas - AR PBS

  • Veronica Palmer

  • Julie Thomas - AR PBS

Panelists

  • Stacy Hurst

    Stacy Hurst was appointed secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT) in July 2019 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Prior to that she had served as director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage since January 2015. She is responsible for the work of ADPHT’s three main divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism.

  • Dr. Adam Long

    Dr. Adam Long, was the director of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC) in Piggott for the last eight years. As head of the HPMEC, Long expanded the museum’s programming to include reading retreats, special writers’ retreats for military veterans, short fiction contests, writers-in-residence, and themed events.

  • Dr. Ruth Hawkins

    Dr. Ruth Hawkins, director emeritus, Arkansas State University Heritage Sites. Dr. Hawkins was founding director of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC) in Piggott, opened in 1999 in conjunction with Hemingways’ 100th birthday. She is the author of Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow: The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Marriage, a biographical work that focuses on Hemingway’s relationship with the Pfeiffer family.

  • Dr. Alex Vernon

    Dr. Alex Vernon is the M.E. and Ima Graves Peace Distinguished Professor of English at Hendrix College. His several books include "Soldiers Once and Still: Ernest Hemingway, James Salter, and Tim O'Brien;" "Hemingway's Second War: Bearing Witness to the Spanish Civil War;" and "Teaching Hemingway and War." He has been an active member of the international Ernest Hemingway Society leadership since 2013.

  • Adam Long

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