Tickets to the 2013 Jefferson Lecture with Martin Scorsese available online

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Brigitte Lacombe

WASHINGTON, (March 11, 2013)

*** All tickets for the 2013 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities with Martin Scorsese have now been spoken for. Please tune into the live-stream of the lecture on April 1st at ***

Online registration for tickets to the 2013 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities by Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese will open today at 11 AM EST.

Scorsese will present the 42nd Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities on Monday, April 1, 2013, at 7:30 PM at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, where he will discuss film, humanities, and the art of storytelling, illustrated by stills and clips of films that span the history of cinema. His presentation will also incorporate an onstage conversation with noted film critic and long-time collaborator, Kent Jones, that will expand upon the themes of Scorsese’s Jefferson Lecture. The annual Jefferson Lecture, sponsored by NEH, is the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.

Tickets to the lecture will be made available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis via the following TicketLeap online registration form: 

Tickets must be requested online through this registration form; NEH cannot accept ticket requests made by phone, email, or other means.

Due to high demand for tickets for the Jefferson Lecture, ticket requests will be limited to two tickets per email address. After completing the online reservation form, registrants will receive an emailed confirmation receipt. Please note that TicketLeap receipts are proof of registration only, and do not themselves constitute a ticket to the April 1st Jefferson Lecture.

Actual tickets may be picked up (using either photo ID or a TicketLeap receipt) at an NEH Will Call table in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on April 1st immediately prior to the lecture, between 5:30 – 7:30 PM. All tickets that have not been claimed by 7:30 PM on April 1st will be released on a first-come first-served basis to individuals waiting in a stand-by queue.

The April 1st Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities will be live-streamed at NEH invites individuals unable to attend to watch the event online and join the national conversation about film in the humanities using the hashtag #JeffLec2013.

The Jefferson Lecture is the Endowment’s most widely attended annual event. Past Jefferson Lecturersinclude 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 2013 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities is made possible through the generous support of American Express and HBO, with additional funding provided by the National Trust for the Humanities, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and Paul L. Peck.



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