Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit
Sunday, December 8, 2013
1:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood, CA
Please join us for the world premiere of Ken Burns’ Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit, a documentary film produced to honor the 150th anniversary of the landmark federal act signed by Abraham Lincoln that preserved Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. This act, the first time a government set aside land for the public’s use and enjoyment, gave birth to the national park idea.
The important story told in Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit focuses on individuals spiritually tied to Yosemite and how their efforts laid the groundwork for Yosemite National Park and planted the seed for the idea of other national and international parks. Visionary Americans like Abraham Lincoln, Galen Clark, John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt understood that the wonders of the American wilderness are not only our inheritance, but our responsibility. Renowned filmmakers, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan narrated, directed, wrote and produced this film that brings to life this amazing time in America’s conservation history.
If you have any questions please contact Sarah Campbell by email or 415-434-8446 x329.
Generously underwritten by the JL Foundation
Event Chair Bernie Fischbach
Advance purchase of tickets is required.
Premiere Showing at 1:00 pm
The first showing of the film will be followed by a conversation with Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, moderated by Yosemite Conservancy President Michael Tollefson.
Unfortunately, the 1pm showing has been sold out.
Premiere Showing at 4:00 pm and Special Reception
The second showing of the film will include a conversation with Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, moderated by Yosemite Conservancy President Michael Tollefson. This will be followed by a private reception where guests will have the opportunity to meet both Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan. The premiere will begin at 4 pm, immediately followed by the reception at 5 pm.
Reception sponsored by Capital Group.