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Now Playing at the Packard Campus (March 15-17, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, March 15 (7:30 p.m.) Jazz Greats on the Dick Cavett Show (ABC, 1971-72) Drawing from the nearly 2,000 hours of Dick Cavett’s decades-long talk-show series that Cavett donated to the Library of Congress last year, this program will highlight some of […]

LIVE at the Packard Campus–Gail Davies/Chris Scruggs (April 8, 2018)–SOLD OUT!

The Library’s Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation is hosting a night of with Country Music singer/producer Gail Davies and her son, multi-instrumentalist Chris Scruggs. The concert will take place Sunday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Library’s Packard Campus Theater.  Tickets for the free event can be obtained at: daviesandscruggs.eventbrite.com.  Some “day of […]

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

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, March 8 (7:30 p.m.) Captains Courageous (MGM, 1937) Victor Fleming directed this adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s story in which a spoiled rich-boy (Freddie Bartholomew) falls off a cruise ship and is rescued by a Portuguese fisherman (Spencer Tracy) who takes him […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, February 1 (7:30 p.m.) Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (Columbia, 1967) In this comedy-drama directed by Stanley Kramer, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as an older married couple whose progressiveness is challenged when their daughter (Katharine Houghton, Hepburn’s real-life niece) brings […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Jan. 25-27, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 25 (7:30 p.m.) It Happened One Night (Columbia, 1934) In this screwball comedy from director Frank Capra, spoiled socialite Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) eloped without her family’s approval and consequently finds herself stuck with out-of-work journalist Peter Warne (Clark Gable) […]