Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

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Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s three-part, six-hour documentary series, HEMINGWAY, examines the visionary work and turbulent life of one of the greatest and most influential American writers – Ernest Hemingway.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s three-part, six-hour documentary series, HEMINGWAY, examines the visionary work and turbulent life of one of the greatest and most influential American writers – Ernest Hemingway.

Season 1 (3 episodes)

  • 1. “A Writer” (1899-1929): Episode One

    Original air date: 04/05/2021 Runtime: 116:43 min.

    Original air date: 04/05/2021 Runtime: 116:43 min. Hemingway, yearning for adventure, volunteers for the Red Cross during World War I. He marries Hadley Richardson and moves to Paris, publishes The Sun Also Rises and finds critical and commercial success with his novel, A Farewell to Arms.

  • 2. “The Avatar” (1929-1944): Episode Two

    Original air date: 04/06/2021 Runtime: 105:40 min.

    Original air date: 04/06/2021 Runtime: 105:40 min. Hemingway, having achieved a level of fame rarely seen in the literary world, settles in Key West with Pauline Pfeiffer but can’t stay put for long. He reports on the Spanish Civil War and begins a tempestuous romance with Martha Gellhorn.

  • 3. “The Blank Page” (1944-1961): Episode Three

    Original air date: 04/07/2021 Runtime: 103:25 min.

    Original air date: 04/07/2021 Runtime: 103:25 min. Hemingway follows the Army as they advance through Europe. Afterwards he tries to start a life with Mary Welsh but is beset with tragedies. He publishes The Old Man and the Sea to acclaim but is overcome by his declining mental condition.