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 (CBS, 1967-1969); The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS 1948 – 1971); Soul! (WNET 1967-1973); Austin City Limits (PBS 1976-present); Soundstage (WTTW 1974-1985 and 2003 – present), and The Dick Cavett Show (ABC 1969-1975). Performers include Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Doc Watson, Pete Seeger, Buffy Sainte Marie, Donovan, The Stanley Brothers, Judy Collins, Mississippi John Hurt, Simon and Garfunkel, Bobbie Gentry, Richie Havens, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bill Withers, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Townes Van Zandt, Eric Anderson, Leonard Cohen, John Prine, Richard Thompson, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Steve Earle, Jason Isbell and Wilco. 105 min.
Saturday, July 7 (2 p.m.)
Space Jam (Warner Bros., 1996)
An all-star ensemble comedy featuring Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck enlist Michael Jordan to help them win a basketball match against a group of aliens who want to enslave them for their amusement park. Produced by Ivan Reitman and directed by Joe Pytka, this family adventure film combines live action with animation. Playing themselves are Bill Murray as Jordan’s friend and a number of pro basketball players such as Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Shawn Bradley, Larry Johnson and Muggsy Bogues. Rated PG, 88 min. 35mm archival print.
Saturday, July 7 (7:30 p.m.)
Darby’s Rangers (Warner Bros., 1958)
James Garner stars as Col. William Orlando Darby, who organized and led the first elite strike force of the United States Army Rangers during World War II. Based on the actual events described in the 1945 book Darby’s Rangers: An Illustrated Portrayal of the Original Rangers by Major James J. Altieri, himself a veteran of Darby’s force, the action-packed drama was directed by William Wellman whose other WWII classics include Story of G.I. Joe (1945) and Battleground (1949). Also in the cast are Etchika Choureau, Jack Warden, Edward Byrnes, Stuart Whitman and Murray Hamilton. The film is being shown in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Sicily in which the Allies took the island from the Axis powers of Italy and Nazi Germany. It was shot by Warner Bros. in black and white to match wartime stock footage woven into the film. 121 min. 35mm archival print.
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