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This Weekend at the Packard Campus (Feb. 10 -11, 2023)

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" poster 2000Love & 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" poster 1968The 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" poster 1969Women 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Info:  //www.loc.gov/programs/audio-visual-conservation/events-and-screenings/screenings/

Remembering Buster Keaton and “The Navigator” (1924)

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, […]

Film Loans from the Library of Congress — February 2023

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 […]

Knute Rockne and Damar Hamlin–Inspiring A Century Apart

                  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 […]

This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (January 27 – 28, 2023)

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 […]

This Weekend at the Packard Campus (January 20 – 21, 2023)

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 […]

Before the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Part 2

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 […]