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Gettysburg documentary to screen at Historic Richmondtown

Filmmaker Jake Boritt
Filmmaker Jake Boritt

Filmmaker Jake Boritt will host a free screening of his PBS documentary from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 26 at Historic Richmondtown in Staten Island. The bucolic country setting of the historic site complements the historic nature of the documentary film Gettysburg. Staten Island historians and film fans, this is a perfect opportunity to view the film before it airs on PBS. This story appears in today's

"“The Gettysburg Story” recounts this historic period in a pretty remarkable (aka Oprah-endorsed) way, uses cutting edge technology including aerial drone cameras, motion control time-lapse cinematography, and dynamic 3D geolocation maps to tell the epic story in a new way," ads the web site.

Entertainment Weekly said Boritt’s film “Reimagines the conflict like never before.” This exciting one-of-a-kind event will take place in the courtroom of HRT’s Third County Courthouse at 441 Clarke Ave.; is on a first come, first serve basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be served, according to the news story.

For more information, call Niles French at 718-351-1611, ext. 266, or email Come see history come alive at the beautiful Historic Richmond Town campus Wednesday night!