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Now Playing at the Packard Campus (July 13-14, 2018)

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

A Florida Enchantment (Vitagraph, 1914)

Friday, July 13 (7:30 p.m.)
A Florida Enchantment (Vitagraph, 1914)
At a Florida seaside resort Miss Lillian Travers, a young bride-to-be (Edith Storey) swallows a magic African seed which allows her to change gender in every way except outward appearance, much to the dismay of her fiancé, who soon finds both himself and his future wife flirting with the same women! More confusion ensues when Lillian slips a magic seed to both her future groom and her maid. Filmed in St. Augustine and St. Petersburg, Florida, this silent comedy was directed by Sidney Drew who also stars as the perplexed fiancé. Mrs. Sidney Drew, his frequent co-star, appears in a supporting role. 63 min., digital presentation. Two one reel comedy shorts are also on the program:  Behind the Footlights (Vim, 1916) starring Bobby Burns and Walter Stull and A Bath Tub Elopement (Eagle, 1916) starring Marcel Perez. Live musical accompaniment will be provided by Andrew Simpson.

Lilio & Stitch (Disney, 2002)

Saturday, July 14 (2 p.m.)
Lilo & Stitch (Disney, 2002)
Lilo, a lonely orphaned Hawaiian girl being raised by her older sister, adopts an odd-looking dog she names “Stitch.”  Stitch turns out to be super-smart, super-strong and prone to induce pandemonium. It turns out that the “dog” is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive. Written and directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders (who also voices Stitch), this science fiction comedy-drama was Oscar nominated for Best Animated Feature film. The combined critical and commercial success of the original film led to three direct-to-video and television sequel films, three animated television series, several video games, some theme park attractions, and various merchandise. Rated PG, 85 min. 35mm archival print.

Saturday, July 14 (7:30 p.m.)
Paris When it Sizzles (Paramount, 1964)                                                                    
William Holden plays Rick, a screenwriter more focused on drunken carousing than writing. When faced with a looming deadline, he hires Gaby (Audrey Hepburn) as his assistant and together they blur the lines between reality and fantasy as they imagine themselves as various characters from the script, before ultimately falling in love. Noel Coward appears in a small role with cameo appearances by Marlene Dietrich, Tony Curtis and Hepburn’s then-husband Mel Ferrer. Directed by Richard Quine, this romantic comedy was not well received by critics when released but over the years has earned a reputation as a guilty pleasure for those who enjoy in-joke movie spoofs and an absurdist storyline played out against the glorious backdrop of the City of Light. 110 min. 35mm archival print.

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At the Packard Campus Theater — August 2018

Spanning ninety years, the August schedule for The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper features star-studded dramatic classics on the National Film Registry (Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce, Lana Turner in Imitation of Life and Bette Davis in Now, Voyager); a recent restoration of the 1922 Marion Davies historical romance When Knighthood was […]

Bob Hope Collection Update

The following is a guest post by David Jackson, Archivist, Bob Hope Collection, Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. I’m entering the home stretch of my project to process the manuscript materials in the Bob Hope Collection and wanted to present a brief look at what’s now available for researchers. Processed material has been entered […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (July 6-7, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, July 6 (7:30 p.m.) Fifty Years of Folk Music, 1965-2015 Utilizing the Library of Congress Video archives, this program features Folk musicians from the television programs Rainbow Quest (1965-1966), independently produced and hosted by Pete Seeger; The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour […]

Talking Baseball and America with the Spirit of Studs Terkel

  In conjunction with the Library of Congress’s new Baseball Americana, opening June 29th, this special event explores the intersection of the Library, the Studs Terkel Radio Archive and baseball. The collaboration is an outgrowth of the Library’s work to digitize Studs’ radio programs spanning his 45-year broadcast career. Filmmaker John Sayles, actor David Strathairn, […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (June 21-24, 2018)

 The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, June 21 (7:30 p.m.) Fear Strikes Out (Paramount, 1957) Anthony Perkins stars in this biographical drama based on the autobiography by James A. Piersall, the former outfielder and shortstop for the Boston Red Sox, and his co-author Albert S. Hirshberg. The […]

At the Packard Campus–July 2018

The Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper celebrates the season with Summer Matinees every Saturday in July. Although geared toward families, the G and PG rated films (Space Jam, Lilo & Stitch, Oliver and Company and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) can be enjoyed by everyone. In addition to 2 pm screenings, […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (June 14-16, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, June 14 (7:30 p.m.) Silent Rarities Double Feature Cunègonde, the Comedienne With Two Faces But No Name                                       Around 1912-1913, the French company Société Lux produced comedies featuring Cunégonde as the main character. The surviving films feature the same actress playing either […]