COMPREHENSIVE VIETNAM WAR PROGRAMMING GUIDE
Sept. 17 - 21 + Sept. 24 - 28 | 7 p.m., with an immediate encore presentation each night
Sept. 18 - 22 + Sept. 25 - 29 | 3 p.m.
Tuesdays, Oct. 3 - Nov. 28 | 8 p.m.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.
Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations.
THE VIETNAM WAR features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.
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Come join us:
Annual Membership Meeting and Fundraiser
November 3, 2017, 6:00 pm.
Location: Coast International Inn
3450 Aviation Ave, Anchorage, AK 99502
To honor our Vietnam Veterans, please join us Saturday March 25th, from 3:00-5:00pm at the Alaska Veterans Museum for food and drinks and a discussion panel featuring some of our wonderful veterans sharing their stories.
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Glory Denied by Tom Cipullo
Glory Denied by Tom Cipullo – Anchorage Opera proudly presents the Alaska premiere of this powerful contemporary opera honoring those who serve in our military. Based on a book of the same name, with a foreword written by Senator John McCain, the opera relates the poignant story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held POW (1964-1973), the wrenching agonies faced by his family, and the larger story of a nation divided during the Vietnam era. After being a prisoner for almost a decade, Thompson returns home to find a son he has never met, a wife that has moved on, a nation that has changed beyond recognition, and he struggles to find his bearings in a society he fought to defend. We are proud to bring this socially relevant and important work to our community, so that we may all gain a greater appreciation of the sacrifices made by those who serve in our armed forces.
February 10 8:00 PM – Sydney Laurence Theatre in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
February 12 4:00 PM – Sydney Laurence Theatre in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
February 16 8:00 PM – Sydney Laurence Theatre in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
February 18 8:00 PM – Sydney Laurence Theatre in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts