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It’s No Cannes or Venice, But Gettysburg Just Had a Sold Out Film Festival

Gettysburg Film Festival 2024 credit Dave Johnson_Adams County Historical Society

From left, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston; filmmaker Ken Burns; and Jake Boritt, director of the Gettysburg Film Festival. (Dave Johnson/Adams County Historical Society)

Ken Burns, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston turned out for the Civil War town’s history film festival. The festival featured screenings of Burns’s films at Gettysburg’s venerable Majestic Theater, and conversations with Burns, actors Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, and author Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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