The story of Prohibition's rise and fall is a compelling saga that goes far beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, rum runners, flappers, and speakeasies, to reveal a complicated and divided nation in the throes of momentous transformation. The film raises vital questions that are as relevant today as they were 100 years ago – about means and ends, individual rights and responsibilities, the proper role of government and finally, who is — and who is not — a real American.For some write-ups on the film, you can check out pieces from Time and Boston.com.
Friday, September 30, 2011
TV Time: Ken Burns' Prohibition
So in addition to being a bit of a cocktail buff, I'm also a bit of a history buff. For both reasons, I'm interested in checking out the new three-part documentary Prohibition, which airs Sunday, Oct. 2nd - Tuesday Oct. 4th at 8pm on PBS. Directed by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, the film is set to explore the Prohibition era from its roots to its unintended consequences. From the film's website: