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Upcoming Screenings
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
November 12, 7pm
Q&A with Jake Boritt

Gettysburg Majestic Cinema

Gettysburg, PA
November 15 - November 28
Jake Boritt at select screenings

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Springfield, Il   
3pm
Sunday, November 24:
Q&A with Jake Boritt
New York, New York
Celebrating A New Birth of Freedom
Gettysburg in Harlem
NYC Theatrical Premieres of
The Gettysburg Story
&
The Wheatfield
with
Jake Boritt
Stephen Lang
Gabor Boritt
November 21, 2013
8pm
MIST Cinema
46 W. 116th Street
Harlem, NYC
American Public Television will broadcast the film in November, 2013 to correspond with the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Find your local public television station.
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Past Gettysburg Story Event List
Middleburg Film Festival
Middleburg, VA
October 25
Virginia Film Festival
Charlottesville, VA
10:30am
Saturday, November 9
With Director Jake Boritt
Presented by
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground

 


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Airing nationally on
public television
November, 2013
150th anniversary
LIncoln's Gettysburg Address.
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Distributed by American Public Television. Presented by MPT.
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'The Gettysburg Story' film dramatically tells the history of the greatest battle fought in the Western Hemisphere. Narrated by Stephen Lang (Avatar, Gettysburg) and directed by Jake Boritt, the stories of characters who experience the battle come alive through dynamic, innovative imagery that captures the historic battleground as you have never seen it before. 

July 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. This three-day battle changed the course of American history. In 1863 George Meade's Union army defeated Robert E. Lee's Confederate army in the bloodiest battle in American history. Four months later Abraham Lincoln dedicated the National Cemetery by delivering his Gettysburg Address calling for "a new birth of freedom."

Over the last 150 years, the Battle of Gettysburg has become the stuff of legend, told and retold using contemporary technologies of each generation: from glass plate negatives to woodcut prints, black and white silent films, bestselling novels and TV miniseries.

Now, using cutting edge technologies – including high definition radio control aerial drone cinematography, motion control time-lapse footage, dynamic digital geolocation graphic maps, and more – we are bringing the story of Gettysburg alive for the latest generation.

This film captures Gettysburg – a unique, timeless American place – in a new way. Through years of preparation and close cooperation with the National Park Service, we have been granted unprecedented access to the 6,000-acre battlefield. And the latest imaging and editing technologies allow the presentation and reinterpretation of the timeless Civil War narrative, capturing the iconic landscape of the town and battlefield, for a new generation of viewers. 

The Gettysburg Story: Battlefield Auto Tour
 
   
Preview Trailer: Edit by Jake Boritt and Andrew Mambo; Cinematography by FreeFly Cinema, Jake Boritt, Andrew Mambo, Cameron Michael, Shawn Reeder. Archival images Library of Congress; Music by Ravi Kittappa and Christopher Woll©2010. Filmed in Gettysburg, PA 2012. ©Boritt Films, LLC

 

 
 
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