The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.
Thursday, January 30 (7:30 p.m.)
Waterloo Bridge (MGM, 1940)
Star-crossed lovers ballerina Myra Lester (Vivien Leigh) and soldier Capt. Roy Cronin (Robert Taylor) meet on the eve of World War I but are separated before romance can fully flower. Told mainly in flashback, Waterloo Bridge is a tearjerker of the highest order and demonstrates that Mervyn LeRoy – who also directed Little Caesar – was among Hollywood’s most accomplished craftsmen. Waterloo Bridge had been filmed before in 1931, by Frankenstein director James Whale at Universal, with Mae Clarke giving the best performance of her career as Myra. It would be remade as Gaby (1956), starring Leslie Caron. The film was Oscar nominated for Best Cinematography for Joseph Ruttenberg and Best Music, Original Score for Herbert Stothart. Digital. 108 minutes.
Gone With the Wind (MGM, 1939)
Friday, January 31 (7:30 pm)
Gone With the Wind (MGM, 1939)
As one of the most popular and influential American films produced, Gone With the Wind remains possibly the definitive example of filmmaking in the Hollywood studio era. More than eight decades after its release, David O. Selznick’s production coupled with Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling story still has the power to enthrall audiences. A rich score by Max Steiner and top performances from Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel and Clark Gable add to the film’s indelibility. The film earned a record 13 Academy Award nominations and won 10 Oscars (eight in competition and two honorary awards). It was named to the inaugural National Film Registry list in 1989. 35mm film print. 238 minutes.
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Saturday, February 1 (7:30 p.m.)
Charade (Universal, 1963)
Cary Grant stars as Peter Joshua (who may or may not be a flimflam man) who aids the recently widowed Regina Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) in her mission to recover a fortune hidden by her late husband. But three sinister crooks – who will stop at nothing — also covet the loot. This stylish comedy-thriller was directed by Stanley Donen, very much in a Hitchcock vein. The film is notable for its screenplay, especially the repartee between Grant and Hepburn, for Henry Mancini’s score and Oscar-nominated theme song, and for Charles Lang’s lush cinematography of Paris. The cast also features Walter Matthau, James Coburn and George Kennedy. Digital presentation, 113 min.
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Packard Campus Theater Schedule for February 2020 Each year, the National Film Preservation Board selects 25 films that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant to the National Film Registry for preservation in the Library of Congress. Three films added last December are on the schedule this month: Old Yeller (1957), Clerks (1994, rated R) and […]
The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 23 (7:30 p.m.) The Roaring Twenties (Warner Bros., 1939) Prohibition became the law of the land at the stroke of midnight on January 17, 1920, and lasted until December 1933. This period of failed social experimentation provided the inspiration for […]
The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 16 (7:30 p.m.) “Never Let Me Go” (MGM, 1953) Clark Gable and Gene Tierney star in this Cold War curio in which a Moscow correspondent (Gable) is kicked out of the Soviet Union for writing some anti-Communist articles while his […]
Every month, films from the Library’s collection are shown at the Mary Pickford Theater in the James Madison Building, ranging from titles newly preserved by the National Audio Visual Conservation Center film lab, classics from the National Film Registry, and lesser known titles worthy of discovery. Thursday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m. THE MAD MISS […]
Though the original January schedule posted here on December 10 stated that the theater would be closed the last three weeks of the month for the installation of a new screen, the work has been postponed, so we’re adding more shows. Thursday, January 16 (7:30 p.m.) Never Let Me Go (MGM, 1953) Clark Gable […]
The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 9 (7:30 p.m.) Crime and Punishment (Columbia, 1935) Hungarian actor Peter Lorre, who became internationally known for playing a serial killer in Fritz Lang’s German thriller M (1931), left Europe when Adolf Hitler came to power. In only his second […]
Here are some of the titles preserved by our 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. Billy Wilder Theater; Los Angeles, California https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/billy-wilder-theater SAFE IN HELL (1931) January 3 […]
The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, January 3 (7:30 p.m.) Wild Strawberries (Svensk Filmindustri, 1957) Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg – masterfully played by veteran director Victor Sjöström – is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make […]