The Address (film)

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The Address
Written byKen Burns
Directed byKen Burns
Narrated byEdward “Ned” Shaw and others
Country of originUnited States
Producer(s)Christopher Darling
Running time84 minutes
Production company(s)Florentine Films
Original releaseApril 15, 2014 (2014-04-15)

The Address is a 2014 documentary film for television directed and written by Ken Burns. The documentary was released on 15 April 2014.[1]


The Address follows a group of students from The Greenwood School, a boarding school in Putney, Vermont for boys in Grades 6-12 with special needs, such as dyslexia and ADHD as they prepare to recite the Gettysburg Address.

The documentary follows the students in their day-to-day lives at the boarding school, as they each prepare for the recital. The boys receive a special coin upon successfully reciting the speech. Burns used various students from the school to narrate historical background throughout the film.


Brian Lowry of Variety said, "[I]t surely must have felt like something of a respite to play small ball for a while with "The Address," profiling a school for teenage boys with learning disabilities in Vermont, and the children for whom memorizing and reciting the Gettysburg Address is a rite of passage. Despite its relative lack of heft, the project is reasonably effective in providing a window into these kids’ worlds, however narrow the aperture might be."[2]


  1. ^ "The Address (2014)". IMDb. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  2. ^ Lowry, Brian. "TV Review: Ken Burns' 'The Address'". Variety. Retrieved 15 March 2015.

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