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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 26, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus.

Sink the Bismark!

Sink the Bismarck! (20th Century-Fox, 1960)

Thursday, May 26 (7:30 p.m.)
Sink the Bismarck! (20th Century-Fox, 1960)
The true story of the Royal Navy’s chase and sinking of Nazi Germany’s most powerful warship, the Bismarck, is chronicled in this British drama based on the book The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck by C. S. Forester. Although war films were common in the 1960s, Sink the Bismarck! was something of an anomaly, as much of its time is devoted to the unsung back-room planners as to the on-board combatants themselves. Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Mohner and Laurence Naismith are featured in the cast of Sink the Bismarck! which is being screened as a tribute to the 75th anniversary of the actual event. 97 minutes.

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Rediscovering David Susskind

David Susskind was one of the most prolific yet overlooked producers in the history of American film and television. Susskind’s company Talent Associates (TA for short) was responsible for dozens of feature films and thousands of hours of small screen entertainment over the years. Included in his oeuvre are the sitcoms Get Smart, He & […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 19-21, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Thursday, May 19 (7:30 p.m.) What’s Up Doc? – A close-up of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies, Part 1 (Warner Bros., 1932-1951) Special guest Rick Gehr, a cartoon historian, editor, and member of the Warner Bros. animation […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (May 13-15, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Friday, May 13 (7:30 p.m.) Come On Down!: A TV Game Show Retrospective (1950-1970) The password is “FUN” as the Packard Campus digs into the vaults and “comes on down” for this one-night retrospective of some of TV’s biggest […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 6-7, 2016)

 The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Friday, May 6 (7:30 p.m.) Pay or Die (Allied Artists, 1960) After he scored a big hit with the 1959 picture Al Capone, Allied Artists hired director/producer Richard Wilson for another Italian mobster movie, this one set in early […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (April 29-30, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Matt Barton, curator of Recorded Sound at the Library of Congress. Friday, April 29 (7:30 p.m.) GLAM AND METAL ROCK DOC DOUBLE FEATURE Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (20th Century Fox, 1973) On July 3rd, 1973, David Bowie assumed his “Ziggy Stardust” persona on stage for […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (April 22-23, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Matt Barton, Recorded Sound Curator for the Library of Congress. Friday, April 22 (7:30 p.m.) Citizen’s Band (aka Handle with Care) (Paramount, 1977) The CB radio craze was at its peak of popularity and impact when this clever comedy was released, but still the film failed to find an audience. The […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (April 15-16, 2016)

The following is a guest post by Matt Barton, Curator of Recorded Sound at the Library of Congress. Friday, April 15 (7:30 p.m.) Play Misty for Me (Universal, 1971 – R-rated *) Late-night jazz disc jockey and inveterate playboy Clint Eastwood plays the field like he plays records on his show, but meets his match […]