Last Updated on April 8, 2021 5:39 am
Hemingway, a new Ken Burns documentary, is free for streaming from PBS.
The documentary is in three parts and aired on three consecutive nights on April 5-7, 2021. You can view every episode online now at: Hemingway Streaming
Ernest Hemingway, the iconic literary figure considered one of the greatest American writers , is shown in both his mythic and flawed nature, PBS said. Voice Actors Include Jeff Daniels as Hemingway; Meryl Streep, Keri Russell, Mary Louise Parker and Patricia Clarkson as Hemingway’s Four Wives.
The documentary paints an intimate picture of Hemingway the writer — who captured on paper the complexities of the human condition in spare and profound prose, and whose work remains deeply influential around the world — while also penetrating the myth of Hemingway the man’s man to reveal a deeply troubled and ultimately tragic figure. The film also explores Hemingway’s limitations and biases as an artist and a man of his time.
Hemingway’s works that will be featured include the novels The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea; short stories “Hills Like White Elephants,” “The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” “Up in Michigan,” “Indian Camp” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro;” as well as the nonfiction works Death in the Afternoon and A Moveable Feast.
“HEMINGWAY is both an intimate, turbulent family saga and an examination of some of the greatest works of American literature in the 20th century,” said director Ken Burns.
“The documentary attempts to show how flawed our assumptions about Ernest Hemingway and his writing have been. At the same time, we are unsparing in our inquiry into less well-known aspects of his character and writing. Our intent is to offer viewers an honest portrayal of a complex and conflicted writer who left an indelible mark on literature.”
“In an era when Americans are re-evaluating so many icons, Hemingway is a particularly compelling figure to revisit,” said co-director Lynn Novick. “He was hugely complicated, deeply flawed, and he truly revolutionized the art of writing.”
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