Castine Historical Society Annual Meeting and Lecture with Peter Davis

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Date(s) - 8/24/2016
4:00 pm

Castine Historic Society

Happy Birthday, Castine Historical Society:
Some Truths, Lies, and Consequences Of Your First Half Century

Wednesday, August 24 at 4 PM
Abbott School’s Mitchell Room at 17 School Street

Author and filmmaker Peter Davis joins us at the Castine Historical Society’s Annual Meeting for an interactive lecture.  Davis’ most recent novel, Girl of My Dreams, published in 2015, is about a young screenwriter coming of age in the 1930s at the intersection of Hollywood, the Depression and the Communist Party. His nonfiction books include If You Came This Way, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; Where Is Nicaragua? reviewed on the front page New York Times Book Review and a Book of the Month Club Alternate selection; andHometown, a chronicle of life in a midwestern town, a Literary Guild Alternate Selection, optioned by Norman Lear for a TV series.

His first documentaries were for CBS News where he made the landmark investigative film The Selling of the Pentagon, which won the Emmy, Peabody, Writers Guild, George Polk, Ohio State and Saturday Review awards. His next film was the Vietnam War documentary Hearts and Minds, for which he received the Academy Award and France’s Prix Sadoul. Subsequent films include JACK, a biography of John F. Kennedy, which was nominated for two Emmys and won one, and the Middletown series of six films made in one American community, nominated for 10 Emmys and received two; one of the films in the series, Seventeen, won first prize at the Sundance Festival.

Please join us for an evening that is sure to be both educational and entertaining!

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