- Associated Press - Saturday, March 8, 2014

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will attend the premiere of his documentary about students at a Vermont school learning to memorize Gettysburg Address.

The film called “The Address” follows the 50 boys at the Greenwood School in Putney who have learning disabilities as they struggle to learn and recite the words uttered by Abraham Lincoln in 1863.

The film will be shown on April 2 at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro. Burns will answer questions afterward. Tickets are $8 and proceeds will benefit the Greenwood School.

Burns and PBS, which is airing the film this spring, are challenging others around the country to learn the Gettysburg Address and to create a video of themselves reading or reciting it to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the speech.