The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus.
Friday, May 13 (7:30 p.m.)
Come On Down!: A TV Game Show Retrospective (1950-1970)
The password is “FUN” as the Packard Campus digs into the vaults and “comes on down” for this one-night retrospective of some of TV’s biggest game show moments. From such 1950’s staples as What’s My Line? up through the fill-in-the-blank madness of Match Game and the heart-pounding tension of Name That Tune!, this clip-fest is better than the “big money round” and, best of all, there’s no “Whammies” in sight! But, wait, there’s more! Along with a few surprises, we promise you many down-to-the-wire moments; many, many buzzers, and a lot of Betty White! Approximately 120 minutes.
Saturday, May 14 (2 p.m.)
Over the Hedge (DreamWorks, 2006)
The late Gary Shandling provided the voice of Verne the Turtle with Bruce Willis as the fearless raccoon, RJ, in this animated, family-friendly comedy based on the characters from the United Media comic strip of the same name. When a feisty group of woodland critters awake from a winter hibernation to discover that suburban sprawl has invaded their forest, mild-mannered Verne thinks they should give up and move on while the ever- scheming RJ sees it as a chance to hoard food from their unsuspecting new neighbors. The voice cast also includes Steve Carell, William Shatner and Wanda Sykes. Film critic Richard Roeper said, “Over the Hedge is cute without being cutesy, satirical without being too cynical, and just a whole lot of fun.” The film was nominated for eight Annie Awards (for accomplishments in animation) and won three. 83 minutes.
Sunday, May 15 (7 p.m.)
Marty Stuart Presents an Evening with the Fabulous Superlatives (Live)
The Packard Campus Theatre will play host to an evening of conversation and concert with Country Music star Marty Stuart and his band, The Fabulous Superlatives (Harry Stinson, Kenny Vaughan, Chris Scruggs). This is the first in a series of music events with Stuart. The evening celebrates the acquisition of the audio-visual portion of Marty Stuart’s vast collection of country music artifacts by the Library of Congress. Please note: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
For more information on our programs, please visit the website at: www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/.