Film honoring the 150th anniv grant that gave birth to nat'l park idea by Ken Burns & Dayton Duncan.
Dec. 8, 1 pm and 4 pm
Attend the world premiere of Ken Burns' "Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit," a documentary film honoring the 150th anniversary of the landmark Yosemite Grant Act signed by Abraham Lincoln that preserved Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The legislation was the first time a government set aside land for the public's use and enjoyment, and gave birth to the national park idea.
Yosemite Conservancy is hosting the premiere on December 8, 2013 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Paramount Pictures Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, California. Advanced ticket purchase is required. For tickets go to YosemiteConservancy.org or call 1-800-469-7275. The 1 p.m. premiere is $25 and includes the film and a conversation with renowned filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan. The 4 p.m. showing is $250 and includes the premiere, filmmaker conservation, and a private reception where guests will meet the filmmakers.
Burns and Duncan narrated, directed, wrote and produced this film that brings to life this amazing time in America's conservation history. This important story is told through individuals that laid the groundwork for Yosemite National Park. 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 also our responsibility. The JL Foundation underwrote the film and Yosemite Conservancy is sponsoring the premiere.
1 p.m. premiere $25. 4 p.m. premiere and reception $250.
Presented by Yosemite Conservancy.