Join KCTS 9 for a FREE preview screening of American Experience’s The Boys of ’36.
Inspired by Daniel James Brown’s #1 New York Times Bestseller The Boys in the Boat, the documentary recounts the thrilling underdog story of nine young men from the University of Washington rowing team who took the nation by storm when they captured gold at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany.
When: Friday, July 29, 2016
Where: Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109
Time: Space opens at 8:30 p.m. | Film starts at 9:15 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP’ing via the event’s Eventbrite page is highly encouraged. Seating is based on a first-come, first-served basis. To create a comfortable and enjoyable experience, guests are encouraged to bring low back chairs, blankets, and food and beverages and picnic on the Mural Amphitheatre lawn.
About the film
The Boys of ’36 is the story of nine working class young men from the University of Washington who defied the odds when they won the gold medal at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. These sons of loggers, shipyard workers and farmers overcame tremendous hardships—psychological, physical and economic—to beat not only the Ivy League teams of the East Coast but Adolf Hitler’s elite German rowers. Their unexpected victory, and the obstacles they overcame to achieve it, gave hope to a nation struggling to emerge from the depths of the Depression.
The Boys of ’36 premieres on KCTS 9 on August 2, 2016, at 9:00 p.m.
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