New Hampshire filmmaker Ken Burns is going to kick off the Vermont Humanities Council's 2012 first Wednesday series at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro.
The Jan. 4 event, "An Evening with Ken Burns," is free and open to the public.
Burns' presentation will feature clips from his latest film "Prohibition," which premiered in October, as well as three works in progress -- Dust Bowl, the Roosevelts and the Central Park Five.
Burns lives nearby in Walpole, N.H. He says he enjoys public speaking and it will be a pleasure to speak in Brattleboro.
Burns is known for making such films as "The Civil War" and "Baseball."