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Post Bulletin
     August 24, 2018      #53-235 PB1 0
Filmmaker Ken Burns, left, talks with Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy during a presentation about his documentary about Mayo Clinic on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at the Siebens Building in downtown Rochester.

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Ken Burns Mayo film to premiere Sept. 10 in
Ken Burns Mayo film to premiere Sept. 10 in Rochester

By Tom Weber

Ken Burns' documentary film about Mayo Clinic will have its world premiere Sept. 10 at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.

This will be the first time the full film, "Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science," will be screened for the general public. It will air on PBS stations Sept. 25, with a rebroadcast Sept. 26.

The premiere is at 7 p.m. in Taylor Arena at the civic center. Following the film, Burns, co-directors Erik and Christopher Loren Ewers, and Dr. John Noseworthy, president and CEO of Mayo Clinic, will participate in a panel discussion.

Admission is free, but tickets are required, and will be available at the civic center box office starting Monday. There is a limit of two tickets per person. The box office opens at 10 a.m.

A community block party will precede the screening of the film at 4:30 p.m. on the Mayo Civic Center Plaza. There will be music, food and interactive activities. No ticket is required for the block party.

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Tom covers primarily arts and entertainment for the Post Bulletin and 507 Magazine. He also often writes feature stories about local history. He is a native of Milwaukee, WI, and enjoys reading and traveling.