Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Coming April 3, 2014

Jake Boritt will present his original film: The Gettysburg Story: The Battle As You Have Never Seen It Before.
Jake Boritt is an American documentary filmmaker, producer and director.  He is the maker of  many highly acclaimed films which have appeared on HBO, A&E and AMC. His 2007 film Budapest to Gettysburg explored the story of his father Professor Gabor Boritt, a world renowned Lincoln and Civil War scholar who returned to Hungary to find his roots in the tyranny of Hitler and Stalin. The Gettysburg Story brings to life America's greatest battle in a fresh, dynamic way. Cutting-edge technologies including aerial drone cinematography, helicopter mounted cameras, motion control time-lapse, and 3D animated maps bring the stories of Lincoln, Lee, Meade, and others to a new generation.  Never before seen imagery of the exact ground where events changed the course of history is narrated by Stephen Lang.
 
Jake Boritt has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, in Vanity Fair and Newsweek. He has helped guide the President of the United States on the Gettysburg battlefield. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University where he studied under multi-National Book Award nominee Stephen Dixon. He was raised on a Civil War farm in Gettysburg that served as a stop on the Underground Railroad and a Confederate Hospital during the battle.