The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.
Thursday, September 20 (7:30 p.m.)
Morocco (Paramount, 1930)
When director Josef von Sternberg cast German actress Marlene Dietrich, in The Blue Angel (1930) opposite Emil Jannings, she became an international star overnight. Morocco soon followed and was the first American film of a seven picture collaboration between the two. In Morocco, Dietrich plays Amy Jolly, a cabaret singer (improbably stuck in Morocco) who must choose between a wealthy debonair man-of-the-world (Adolphe Menjou) and a Foreign Legionnaire (Gary Cooper). The film proved a spectacular success at the box office and earned Oscar nominations for von Sternberg, Dietrich, cinematographer Lee Garmes and art director Hans Dreier. It was included on the 1992 National Film Registry list. 35mm film print produced by the Library of Congress Film Preservation Lab in 1987, 92 min.
The Packard Campus Theater will be closed on Friday, Sept. 21st.
Saturday, September 22 (7:30 p.m.) SOLD OUT
Chuck Mead and his Grassy Knoll Boys, plus The Western Flyers (LIVE)
For the past twenty years, Chuck Mead has been at the forefront of what has come to be known as Americana Music. Raised in Lawrence, Kansas, Chuck has been a professional musician since the age of 13 playing in his parent’s country band and then leading several roots rock outfits in the Midwest. Mead co-founded the famed ‘90s Alternative Country quintet BR549 who recorded seven albums, earning three Grammy nominations. In 2014, Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys released the album Free State Serenade on Nashville-based Plowboy Records. The Western Flyers, known as “the biggest little band in the all the land,” will make their third appearance at the Packard Campus Theater with their Western Swing show. The trio, made up of Joey McKenzie, Gavin Kelso and Katie Glassman, also appeared at the Library’s Whittall Pavilion in Washington D.C. as part of the Homegrown Concerts series co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
For more information on our programs, please visit the website at: www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/.