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September Book Club Revisits "Prohibition" with Filmmaker

 
The Fontbonne University/KMOX Book Club welcomes Ken Burns, a documentary filmmaker and co-director of the upcoming film, “Prohibition,” at its next book club event. The event will take place Monday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. on the 16th floor of 1 S. Memorial Drive in downtown St. Louis.

The event is free, but because space is limited, KMOX is holding a drawing for tickets. Winners will be chosen and notified by email on Sept. 12. Registration is limited to one entry per person; each winner may bring one guest. Register here.

Burns has been a documentary filmmaker for more than 30 years. His films, which include “Brooklyn Bridge,” “The Civil War” and “Baseball,” have earned 12 Emmy Awards and two Academy Award nominations, and Burns was honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award. His latest film, “Prohibition,” is co-directed with Lynn Novick and tells the story of the rise, rule and fall of the Eighteenth U.S. Constitutional Amendment and the era it encompassed. It will debut on PBS this fall.

Learn more about the Fontbonne University/KMOX Book Club.