Thursday, March 20, 2014

Monadnock International Film Festival March 30 Benefit, “An Evening with Ken Burns”

L.A. Burdick Chocolate of Walpole, NH is the host of a red carpet affair with award-winning filmmaker, Ken Burns on Sunday, March 30, 5-7p.  “An Evening with Ken Burns” is a benefit for the Monadnock International Film Festival, now in the home stretch of raising the remaining $15,000 of its $135,000 goal.

Tickets are $75/person or $125/couple and include beer and cider from Clarke Distributors and Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, hearty appetizers courtesy of The Restaurant at Burdick and a chance to chat with Ken Burns whose film company, Florentine Films, is located in Walpole.  Five exceptional silent auction items will be up for bid, including a couples massage from Deep Roots Massage, a his-and-her shopping package from Miranda’s and Miller Brothers, and a spa package from European Esthetics.

Burns was the winner of the first annual Jonathan Daniels award in 2013 for his documentary, Central Park Five, presented to a socially conscious filmmaker of great artistic merit that echoes Daniels’ courage, purpose and spirit by using film in a powerful and transformative way.  

The 2014 award winning film is WATCHERS OF THE SKY, Academy Award nominated filmmaker and Director Edet Belzberg’s Sundance award winning film about the legacy of lawyer Raphael Lemkin, who became a tireless human rights advocate and introduced the word ‘genocide’ to describe mass slaughter as a crime against humanity in 1944 (www.watchersofthesky.com). 

Order tickets for the Ken Burns event online at moniff.org or email monadnockiff@gmail.com.  The Monadnock International Film Festival is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to bring world-class film and filmmakers to New England’s Monadnock Region. Visit us at www.moniff.org for more information, call Laina Barakat at 603-757-3929.