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Hemingway: The Man, The Myth, The Writer Revealed

Hemingway portrait
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Hemingway, a three-part, six-hour documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, examines the visionary work and the turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest and most influential writers America has ever produced.

Interweaving his eventful biography — a life lived at the ultimately treacherous nexus of art, fame, and celebrity — with carefully selected excerpts from his iconic short stories, novels, and non-fiction, the series reveals the brilliant, ambitious, charismatic, and complicated man behind the myth, and the art he created.

Watch on VPM PBS starting April 5 at 8:00 p.m. All episodes will also be available to stream starting April 5.


Conversations on Hemingway: A Virtual Event Series
Conversations on Hemingway has filmmakers and special guests explore the Hemingway's art and legacy in hour-long discussions, featuring clips from the three-part documentary series.

All nine sessions have been recorded and are available for streaming now. Viewers may still join the conversation on social media with #HemingwayPBS and follow @LynnNovick and @KenBurns.