SouthCoast Today: Of Ken Burns, Flannery O’Connor and life in these complicated times

By Lauren Daley Posted Dec 2, 2019 at 6:23 PM Updated Dec 2, 2019 at 6:23 PM “Particularly now, when we seemed to have lost our way, and forgot the common story we do share, (films are) a tiny little way we can re-remind of us of why we Americans agree to cohere,” Burns said. Columns share an author’s personal perspective and are often based

New York Times: Flannery O’Connor Documentary Wins New Award From Library of Congress

The filmmakers Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco will be awarded the first Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, which comes with a $200,000 finishing grant. Flannery O’Connor sitting on the steps of her home in Milledgeville, Ga. in 1959.CreditCreditFloyd Jillson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, via Associated Press, courtesy of the filmmakers. By Lauren Messman Oct. 16, 2019,

Variety: Ken Burns, Library of Congress to Present Documentary Award to ‘Flannery’

By DAVE MCNARY Film Reporter@https://twitter.com/Variety_DMcNaryFOLLOW CREDIT: DAVID BUCHAN/VARIETY/SHUTTERSTOCK Documentarian Ken Burns is partnering with the Library of Congress and two philanthropic organizations to present a new award to “Flannery,” a documentary about Flannery O’Connor.Filmmaker Elizabeth Coffman and Jesuit priest Mark Bosco will be presented the first Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film on Oct. 17 at the library. The

Hollywood Reporter: Library of Congress, Ken Burns Unveil Inaugural Documentary Prize

The award goes to Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco, the filmmakers behind 'Flannery,' about the late, great writer Flannery O'Connor. The filmmakers behind an upcoming documentary about famed Southern Gothic writer Flannery O'Connor have been awarded the inaugural Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, it was announced Wednesday. Flannery, directed by Elizabeth Coffman

Inside Higher Ed: Documentary to Showcase Education in Prison

By Madeline St. Amour September 16, 2019 The Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference Friday in Washington hosted a panel discussion and preview of a new PBS documentary series that follows incarcerated people who are pursuing college degrees. The four-part series, “College Behind Bars,” was executive produced by Ken Burns and directed by Lynn Novick. It

Woman’s Day: Ken Burns’ New Documentary Is A Deep Dive Into the Fascinating History of Country Music

August 9, 2019 Have you ever wondered about the origin of your favorite genre? Burns painstakingly examines the evolution of country music through the work of artists like the Carter Family and Hank Williams. “At the heart of every great country music song is a story,” he says. “As the songwriter Harlan Howard said, ‘It’s

Los Angeles Times: In 2019, country music has a raging identity crisis. For Ken Burns, that’s a 100-year-old story

Yep, they’re country. Clockwise from top left: Loretta Lynn, Lil Nas X, Jimmie Rodgers and Ray Charles. (Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images (Lynn); Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images (Lil Nas X); BMI / Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images (Rodgers); Express Newspapers / Getty Images (Charles).) By RANDY LEWIS STAFF WRITER  SEP. 4, 2019 On