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Awards & Honors: 2013 Jefferson Lecturer

2013 Jefferson Lecture Live Stream

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Photo portrait of Martin Scorsese

March/April 2013

Martin Scorsese
Brigitte Lacombe

Watch the live-stream of the 2013 National Endowment for the Humanities Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities on April 1

Martin Scorsese, Academy Award winning American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, film historian and preservationist delivers the 42nd annual Jefferson Lecture on April 1 at 7:30 PM at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

Scorsese's lecture, "Persistence of Vision: Reading the Language of Cinema," will be followed by an on-stage conversation with noted film-critic and long-time collaborator Kent Jones.

The annual Jefferson Lecture, sponsored by NEH, is the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities. Past Jefferson Lecturers include Wendell Berry, Drew Gilpin Faust, John Updike, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Bernard Bailyn, Toni Morrison, Arthur Miller, James McPherson, Barbara Tuchman, and Robert Penn Warren.

The live-stream of the 2013 NEH Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities will be available in several resolutions within the player above. It will adapt to the best available download speed in the web browser, and will automatically deliver the best possible viewing experience.