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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (March 1-3, 2018)

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

Thursday, March 1 (7:30 p.m.)
The Life of Emile Zola
 (Warner Bros., 1937)
In this Best Picture Oscar winner William Dieterle directed Paul Muni as French novelist Zola who defends the falsely accused Captain Dreyfus (Joseph Schildkraut in an Oscar-winning performance). The Dreyfus case, which was a cause célèbre of antisemitism during the latter years of the nineteenth century, formed an exciting climax to Zola’s career as a champion of truth and liberty, and is, consequently, the dramatic highlight of this film biography nominated for nine Academy Awards. The film was added to the National Film Registry in 2000. 107 min.

Friday, March 2 (7:30 p.m.)
The Sting (Universal, 1973)
Robert Redford plays a Great Depression-era conman seeking revenge on the racketeer (Robert Shaw) responsible for the murder of his mentor. He enlists the aid of confidence artist extraordinaire Paul Newman to gather together an impressive array of conmen eager to settle the score with Shaw. One of the biggest hits of the early ’70s, The Sting picked up seven Oscars including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and Best Adapted Score for Marvin Hamlisch’s unforgettable treatment of Scott Joplin’s ragtime music. The film was added to the National Film Registry in 2005. Rated PG. 129 min.

Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (Columbia, 1958)

Saturday, March 3 (2 p.m.)
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (Columbia, 1958)
Special-effects master Ray Harryhausen provides the hero (Kerwin Mathews) with a villainous magician and fantastic antagonists, including a genie, giant cyclops, fire-breathing dragons, and a sword-wielding animated skeleton, all in glorious Technicolor. Harryhausen’s Dynamation process, which blended stop-motion animation and live-actions sequences, and a thrilling score by Bernard Herrmann makes this one of the finest fantasy films of all time. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad was added to the National Film Registry in 2008. 88 min.

Saturday, March 3 (7:30 p.m.)
Empire of the Sun (Warner Bros., 1987)
Based on J.G. Ballard’s autobiographical novel and directed by Steven Spielberg, this historic drama stars Christian Bale as a spoiled 13-year old British boy living with his wealthy family in pre-World War II Shanghai. During the Japanese invasion, Bale is separated from his parents, and with the help of an American expatriate and hustler (John Malkovich), he learns to survive in a Japanese prison camp. Rated PG. 153 min.

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At the Packard Campus Theater–March 2018

  Thursday, March 1 (7:30 p.m.) The Life of Emile Zola (Warner Bros., 1937) In this Best Picture Oscar winner William Dieterle directed Paul Muni as French novelist Zola who defends the falsely accused Captain Dreyfus (Joseph Schildkraut in an Oscar-winning performance). The Dreyfus case, which was a cause célèbre of anti-semitism during the latter years […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Feb. 16, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, February 16 (7:30 p.m.) The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band (Live)–SOLD OUT! Self-described as “five guys and a scrubboard, with roots like wisdom teeth,” the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band from Goodlettsville, Tennessee, perform a fun combination of traditional country, bluegrass and hillbilly […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Feb. 8-10, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, February 8 (7:30 p.m.) Hope and Glory (Columbia, 1987) This British comedy-drama was written, produced and directed by John Boorman, based on his own experiences growing up in the Blitz in London during the Second World War. A warmly nostalgic view […]

Inside the Archival Box: Lobby Cards

This is a guest post by Josie Walters-Johnston, Reference Librarian in the Moving Image Research Center. The Moving Image Research Center (MIRC) is the point of access to over 1.2 million moving images held by the Library of Congress. These items include theatrical films, newsreels, television programs, education and industrial films, documentaries, television commercials, and […]