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Below, release about Daniel Burnham, Chicago's master planner.......

MAKE NO LITTLE PLANS: DANIEL BURNHAM AND THE AMERICAN CITY PREMIERS AS THE FIRST FREE FILM OF THE SUMMER ON THE NATIONAL MALL

THE TRUST FOR THE NATIONAL MALL & THE NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION & CO-SPONSOR SCREENING, FEATURING INTRODUCTORY REMARKS FROM WHITE HOUSE ADVISOR VALERIE JARRETT

Washington, DC -Washingtonians will gather on the National Mall for the D.C. premiere of Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City, a documentary detailing the life and work of one of America's foremost architects. Daniel Burnham was a major influence on the National Mall's redesign in 1901 and served as the chief architect for both Union Station and the Postal Square building.



The Archimedia Workshop film originally debuted last fall with an outdoor screening at Millennium Park in Chicago as part of the centennial anniversary of Burnham's 1909 Chicago Plan, which reshaped the much of that city and influenced city planning across the country.
Make No Little Plans will debut nationally on PBS on September 6th. Wednesday's free event will be held at the Mall's Screen on the Green location near 4th Street, NW.

"Daniel Burnham had a clear vision for the design and function of the National Mall, which Make No Little Plans accurately portrays," said Caroline Cunningham, President of the Trust for the National Mall, which is cosponsoring the event with the National Capital Planning Commission. "Unfortunately, years of neglect and reduced Park Service budgets mean that vision has not been adequately protected. We are working hard to engage our community to raise funds for the restoration and improvement of the National Mall to ensure that this iconic space will be preserved for future generations."

The screening will open at 8:30 PM. It will be preceded by a private reception featuring remarks by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement; His Excellency Willy C. Gaa, Philippine Ambassador to the United States; Jim Leach, Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities; ; John R. Ettelson, President and CEO of William Blair & Company; Marcel Acosta, Executive Director of the National Capital Planning Commission and Cunningham of the Trust for the National Mall. Director Judith Paine McBrien and Oscar nominated actress Joan Allen, the narrator of the film, will also be in attendance.

The film screening is being presented in association with the Embassy of the Philippines, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from William Blair & Company and the Brickman Group Ltd.

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