The Great American Ghost Story | Julia L. Butterfield Library | Lectures & Talks, Film, Literary & Books | Hudson Valley; Chronogram

Lectures & Talks, Film, Literary & Books

The Great American Ghost Story

When: Sat., Oct. 25, 4-5 p.m. 2014

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" has alternately been called "a classic of American literature" and "The Great American Ghost Story". In this presentation, documentary filmmaker Jim Ormond will outline Washington Irving's life up to the publication of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and will discuss the context of the story. Afterwards, he will show his new 1/2 hour film adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (airing on PBS this fall) which features a narrator using Irving's original language from the 1820 tale. Recommended for adults and children, grade 3 and up.

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