Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns (Institutional Edition) DVD

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Ken Burns’s eight-part, 16-hour documentary series, COUNTRY MUSIC, chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created it. The film follows the evolution of country music from its diverse and humble origins as it emerged, by the end of the twentieth century, into a worldwide phenomenon.
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Ken Burns’s eight-part, 16-hour documentary series, COUNTRY MUSIC, chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created it. The film follows the evolution of country music from its diverse and humble origins as it emerged, by the end of the twentieth century, into a worldwide phenomenon.

Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns Ken Burns' eight-part, 16-hour documentary series, COUNTRY MUSIC, chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created it. More than eight years in the making, the film follows the evolution of country music from its diverse and humble origins as it emerged, by the end of the twentieth century, into a worldwide phenomenon. Filled with memorable musical moments, interviews with more than 80 country music artists, and evocative footage and photographs - many never seen before - it weaves an unforgettable story that is both intimate and sweeping. No one has told the story this way before.

Producer: Dayton Duncan, Julie Dunfey, Ken Burns
Executive Producer: Ken Burns
Production Company: WETA; Florentine Films
Production Year: 2019
Rating: TV-14
Narrator: Peter Coyote
Writers: Dayton Duncan
Number of Discs: 8
Length: 960 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: Spanish;English (SDH)
Language Track: Spanish;English
DVI: Y
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

VIDEO USAGE RIGHTS

Why the Institutional version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. Institutional versions come with limited public performance rights so they can be shown in University classrooms and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. Institutional version can be shown at free public screenings by libraries, businesses, clubs and community organizations, as long as no admission is charged. For additional questions or to arrange a screening where admission is charged, please contact theatrical@pbs.org

"Ken Burns’ documentary Country Music (PBS Distribution), which is releasing on DVD and Blu-ray to coincide with its TV airing, chronicles the history of the uniquely American art form from its humble roots in Southern balladry, church hymns, minstrel music and Delta blues, to its present role as a commercial juggernaut. Assembled in its entirety onto eight discs, the collection includes more than three hours of bonus material not included in its original telecast." - Parade