Ken Burns, Lynn Novick Take on Ernest Hemingway

The Guardian recently published an article on the upcoming release of Hemingway

In the article, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (co-directors of Hemingway) break down the complexity of their main subject, while meditating on a variety of negative perceptions about the award-winning author.

Of Hemingway, Burns said, “as we often find with great artists, there is this terrible price to pay among those closest to that person and among the outer circle and, of course, most notably to one’s self.”

Lynn Novick said, “[I] felt pretty clear that I didn’t like Hemingway the man and that I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel spending six hours with him as a viewer … and yet at the end, I think we have tried to get under his skin.”

We’d like to thank the Better Angels who made this film possible:

Gilchrist & Amy Berg
John & Catherine Debs
Gail M. Elden
The Fullerton Family Charitable Trust
Robert & Beverly Grappone
Kissick Family Foundation
John & Leslie McQuown
Mauree Jane & Mark Perry
Elizabeth Ruth Wallace Living Trust

Read the article here.