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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (June 1-3, 2017)

The following is a post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.

Shindig! (ABC, 1964)

Thursday, June 1 (7:30 p.m.)
The Best of Shindig (ABC-TV, 1964-1966)
ABC’s musical variety series Shindig! offered the best from American and British performers of the day.  Artists included on this program of highlights from the show include The Beatles, The Byrds, The Rolling Stones, James Brown, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, The Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tina Turner, The Who, The Kinks, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Jackie Wilson, The Animals, Bo Diddley, Sam Cooke, Donovan, The Yardbirds, The Ronettes, Billy Preston, The Mamas and the Papas, The Hollies, The Zombies, Leon Russell, Sir Douglas Quintet, The Kingsmen, and The McCoys.

Friday, June 2 (7:30 p.m.)
Highlights from the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival
The Monterey International Pop Music Festival was a three-day concert event held June 16 to June 18, 1967 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California with crowds estimated to be as high as 90,000 people. The program will include performances by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Otis Redding, The Who, The Animals, Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Simon and Garfunkel, Canned Heat, The Mamas and the Papas, The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield.

Saturday, June 3 (7:30 p.m.)
The Happening (Columbia, 1967)
Four bored hippies from Miami unwittingly kidnap a retired Mafia kingpin turned successful businessman (Anthony Quinn) in this anti-establishment crime comedy. Only a minor success when released, “The Happening” is most notable today both as one of Faye Dunaway’s earliest films and for its self-titled theme song. Recorded by The Supremes, The Happening became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when released as a single on the Motown label. Directed by Elliot Silverstein (Cat Ballou), the cast also includes the late Michael Parks, George Maharis, Milton Berle, Robert Walker Jr. and Martha Hyer.

 For more information on our programs, please visit the website at: www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/.

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 18-20, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, May 18 (7:30 p.m.) Best in Show (Warner Bros., 2000) This satirical look at the world of championship dog breeding and competition tracks several canine contestants and their handlers as they prepare for the prestigious Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show. Among the […]

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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)

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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 […]