Did someone say “love”? We got it for you on the big screen. Bring your sweetheart to the movies.
Friday, February 10, 2023 @ 7:30pm
Love & Basketball (New Line, 2000)
Quincy and Monica love each other but they also love basketball. Which is the greater love? We shall see. Written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. The film stars Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan. Color, 124 minutes.
Saturday, February 11, 2023 @ 2pm
The Love Bug (Disney, 1968)
In 1968, America had just past the Summer of Love and amore was still on everyone’s mind. “Make love, not war” was the motto and even automobiles got into the act. Herbie the Love Bug stars in this family favorite alongside Dean Jones and Michele Lee. Color, 108 minutes.
Saturday, February 11, 2023 @ 7:30pm
Women in Love (United Artists, 1968)
Two friends fall in love with two very different sisters, but each to equally different results. Ken Russell directed, with Alan Bates and Oliver Reed as the two friends. Glenda Jackson (in an Oscar-winning performance) and Jennie Lindel star a the sisters. Color, 132 minutes. (Rated R)
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It was on February 1, 1966 that Buster Keaton, one of the greatest comedy artists in cinema history, passed away. Today, we take a look at the man known for his legendary “stone face,” his iconic physical gags, and the making of one of his favorite films. Born Joseph Frank Keaton on October 4, 1895, […]
Here are some of the titles from the Library’s motion picture collections–many preserved by the NAVCC film laboratory–that we’re loaning for exhibition this month. As always, we can’t guarantee that schedules won’t change or links get broken, but this is our best information at the time of publication. UCLA Film and Television Archive/ Billy Wilder […]
Love is in the air! Or, at least, in the movie titles of all our films this month. It is going to Valentine’s Day after all. Come out and share in the romance, all kinds of it. Friday, February 3, 2023 @ 7:30pm Love in the Afternoon (Allied Artists, 1957) Start the month off with […]
In the 100 years between the time of 1920s college football coach Knute Rockne and 2020’s professional football player Damar Hamlin, there have been a lifetime of coaches, players, fans and sportscasters who have inspired teams, built communities and given dreamers their big breaks. The Library […]
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 @ 7:30 p.m. Love in the Afternoon (Allied Artists, 1957) A bit of May-December (well at least October) love between Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn. Directed by Billy Wilder. Black & White, 130 minutes. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 @ 2:00 p.m. Love Me Tender (20th Cenury-Fox, 1956) Who doesn’t love […]
Three great films close out the month and our look at the classics on the National Film Registry including one that just made the list. To learn more about the Registry, please see this link. Friday, January 27, 2023 @ 7:30pm Cyrano De Bergerc (United Artists, 1950) The often humorous but ultimately tragic story of […]
Guest post by Billy Ingram. Fifty years ago this month, something airing between the cartoons on Saturday morning debuted and became as memorable as the cartoons around them (if not far more so). It was a series of educational songs and cartoons called “Schoolhouse Rock!” The timeless songs, issued as a box set by Rhino […]
More great films from the Library’s National Film Registry are being shown this weekend. From a classic silent, to a fan favorite to the film that launched the Marvel Universe. Come and enjoy. Friday, January 20, 2023 @ 7:30pm Wings (Paramount, 1927) Carla Bow and Charles “Buddy” Rogers star in a love story set […]
As we discussed in last week’s post, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has just completed a landmark year, providing a fitting moment to share some of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center’s holdings documenting the beginnings of the Kennedy Center, then known as the National Cultural Center. The last blog post shared […]