The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.
Thursday, February 9 (7:30 p.m.)
American Blues Masters (1945-2005)
This program, curated from the Library’s vast collection of historic films and television programs, will feature 60 years of rare and classic blues performances dating from 1945 to 2005. Performers include Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Son House and Skip James from such shows as Soundstage and Austin City Limits.
Friday, February 10 (7:30 p.m.)
The Round Up (Famous Players-Lasky, 1920)
Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle was one of the greatest comedians of the silent film era. Beginning at Keystone where his frequent co-stars were Charlie Chaplin and Mabel Normand, through his films made for his own company, Comique, with Buster Keaton and Al St. John, Arbuckle was at the top of his game in short subjects. The Round Up, directed by George Melford, was Arbuckle’s first feature length film and he easily made the transition to the longer form. In a largely straight role, he plays a sheriff in a small Western town whose magical fast draw goes unappreciated by the pretty young woman he has a crush on. Selected short subjects will also be shown. Live musical accompaniment will be provided by Andrew Simpson.
NOTE: The Packard Campus Theater will be closed Saturday, February 11, 2017.
For more information on our programs, please visit the website at: www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/.