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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 10-13, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Wednesday, May 10 (7:30 p.m.) Marty Stuart Presents Roger McGuinn – Live — SOLD OUT! Multiple Grammy-Award -Winning country music singer-songwriter Marty Stuart will be joined by Roger McGuinn, frontman of the rock group The Byrds, for an evening of music and […]

The Trail (and Trial) of the Mystery Movie Photos (Or, Who Is This?)

It all began innocently enough. As part of my job working for the National Recording Preservation Board, I assist with the annual announcement of the National Recording Registry. Last year, when Bobby Darin’s recording of “Mack the Knife” was added to the Registry, I researched the Moving Image Section’s collection of film and entertainment stills […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 4-6, 2017)

The following is a post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, May 4 (7:30 p.m.) For Your Consideration (Warner Independent, 2006) The camera follows a trio of actors during production of Home for Purim, a low-budget drama set in the mid-1940s American South, as rumors circulate that their performances are generating Oscar buzz […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (April 27-29, 2017)

The following post is by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, April 27 (7:30 p.m.) My Man Godfrey (Universal, 1936) In one of her greatest roles, Carole Lombard sparkles as a dizzy but good-hearted heiress in Gregory LaCava’s comedic take and sometimes caustic commentary on the Great Depression. William Powell portrays Godfrey with knife-edged […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (April 20-22, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, April 20 (7:30 p.m.) The Ninth Configuration (Warner Bros., 1980, R-rated *) William Peter Blatty (“The Exorcist”) wrote, produced, and directed this comedy-horror thriller based on his novel Twinkle, Twinkle, ‘Killer’ Kane. A new commanding officer (Stacy Keach) arrives at a […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (April 13, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, April 13 (7:30 p.m.) Ruby in Paradise (October Films, 1993, R-rated *) Ashley Judd made her big-screen debut as Ruby Lee Gissing, a despondent young Tennessee housewife who escapes to Panama City, Florida, in search of freedom, independence, and a better […]

Packard Campus Welcomes Rock and Roll Hall of Famer in May!–SOLD OUT!

Library’s Packard Campus Welcomes Rock And Roll Hall of Famer Legendary Rocker Roger McGuinn and Country Music Star Marty Stuart The Library’s Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation is hosting a night of music and dialogue featuring Rock and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and frontman of rock group “The Byrds,” Roger McGuinn, […]