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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (September 25-27, 2014)

Thursday, September 25 (7:30 p.m.) Gattaca (Columbia, 1997) Set in a future where the wealthy can choose the genetic makeup of their descendants, the genetically perfect “Valids” dominate the natural born “In-Valids.”  Vincent Freeman, who was conceived outside the eugenics program, struggles to overcome genetic discrimination to realize his dream of traveling into space. Andrew […]

78 RPM Records, Internet Radio, Phonofilms, and a Blog: Now That’s Media Convergence!

This guest post was written by Dan Streible, Director of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University, and James Irsay, host of “Morning Irsay” on WBAI-FM in New York City. Dan Streible: While chopping down trees in Kentucky recently, I was enjoying the benefits of twenty-first century living, listening to music […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (September 18-20, 2014)

Thursday, September 18 (7:30 p.m.) Raintree County (MGM, 1957) Elizabeth Taylor was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress for her portrayal of a spoiled Southern belle in this Civil War epic. As Susanna Drake, she lures the pacifist abolitionist John Shawnessy away from his high-school sweetheart and into an unhappy marriage. Frustrated, John […]

The Birth of the Star Spangled Banner (Edison, 1914)

This week we’re celebrating the bicentennial of The Star Spangled Banner, which originated as a poem written by Francis Scott Key after he witnessed the unsuccessful bombardment of Ft. McHenry by the British Navy on 14 September 1814. Although The Star Spangled Banner wasn’t adopted officially as our National Anthem until 1931, its repeated use […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (September 11-13, 2014)

The following is a guest post by Film Preservation Specialist Carol Galbraith, who programmed the Packard Campus Theater September schedule. It’s not as easy as you’d think to program a theater schedule, even for just one month. I wanted to please a lot of people. Everyone had an idea of what to show, and all […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (September 4-6, 2014)

A Robin Williams tribute and the always-wonderful Jack Benny in his best screen performance highlight this week at the Packard Campus Theater. Thursday, September 4 (7:30 p.m.) To Be or Not to Be (United Artists, 1942) Jack Benny stars as “that great, great actor” Joseph Tura, whose Polish theater troupe is put out of business […]