The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus.
We’re dark this weekend because of the President’s Day holiday, so only one National Film Registry screening this week…but it’s a good one, well-timed for Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.
Thursday, February 12 (7:30 p.m.)
Young Mr. Lincoln (20th Century-Fox, 1939)
Henry Fonda portrays the future 16th president of the United States in a brief period of his life, as he rises from a country boy born in a log cabin to a lawyer in Springfield, Illinois, defending two young men unjustly accused of murder. Directed by John Ford and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, the fictionalized biography received an Academy Award nomination for Lamar Trotti for “Best Writing, Original Screenplay.” Though Lincoln is portrayed in this film as a bit of a rogue, Ford stated that he wanted the picture “to give the feeling that even as a young man you could sense that there was going to be something great.” The film was added to the National Film Registry in 2003.
For more information on our programs, please visit the web site at www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/.