Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Posted on Mar 29, 2021

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explore the life and work of the legendary writer and his enduring influence on literature and culture. This three-part, six-hour series premieres Monday, April 5, 2021 at 8 p.m.

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Examine the visionary work and the turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest and most influential authors America has ever produced. Interweaving his eventful biography — a life lived at the nexus of art, fame and celebrity — with carefully selected excerpts from his iconic short stories, novels and non-fiction, a brilliant, ambitious, charismatic and complicated man is revealed. Meet the person behind the myth and rediscover the art he created.

Monday, April 5 at 8 p.m.
"A Writer (1899-1929)"
Hemingway volunteers for the Red Cross during World War I; after moving to Paris, Hemingway finds success with his second novel, A Farewell to Arms.

Tuesday, April 6 at 8 p.m.
"The Avatar (1929-1944)"
After achieving literary fame, Hemingway reports on the Spanish Civil War and begins a romance with Martha Gellhorn.

Wednesday, April 7 at 8 p.m.
"The Blank Page (1944-1961)"
Hemingway tries to start a life with Mary Welsh, but he is beset with tragedies; Hemingway publishes The Old Man and the Sea, but he is overcome by his declining mental condition.

Stream at video.austinpbs.org