RIC BURNS is a documentary filmmaker. In addition to directing the award-winning PBS series New York, written with James Sanders, Ric is known for his work on The Civil War, which he produced with his brother, Ken. Since 1990, he has directed nearly fifty hours of prime-time programming for PBS in films that have received seven Emmy Awards, three Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Awards, and two Peabody Awards, among others.
JAMES SANDERS, FAIA is an architect, author, and filmmaker. His landmark study of the city and film, Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies, won a Theatre Library Association Award. He has written for the New Yorker, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Vanity Fair, has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Emmy Award, and in 2021 was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, the AIA"s highest membership honor.
The video begins with brief introductions by Museum Director Carol Willis. It is followed by a dialogue with director Ric Burns, co-writer James Sanders and Carol Willis.