The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.
Friday, January 3 (7:30 p.m.)
Wild Strawberries (Svensk Filmindustri, 1957)
Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg – masterfully played by veteran director Victor Sjöström – is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, Wild Strawberries dramatizes one man’s remarkable voyage of self-discovery. This richly humane masterpiece, full of iconic imagery, is a treasure from the golden age of art-house cinema and one of the films that catapulted Ingmar Bergman to international acclaim. Wild Strawberries won the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 8th Berlin International Film Festival. 35mm film print courtesy of Janus Films, 91 min.
Hugo (Paramount, 2011)
Saturday, January 4 (7:30 p.m.)
Hugo (Paramount, 2011)
Renowned filmmaker Martin Scorsese directed and produced his first (and so far only) family film with this adaptation of Brian Selznick’s imaginative New York Times best-seller, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Set in 1931 Paris, the fairytale fantasy follows Hugo (Asa Butterfield), an orphan living a secret existence in a busy railway station, as he dodges a predatory station inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen) and learns from Isabelle, a kind girl he befriends (Chloë Grace Moretz), that her bad-tempered uncle (Ben Kingsley), who runs a toy shop in the station, is Georges Méliès, once a well-known filmmaker. Hugo is filled with visual splendor employed to tell a story that incorporates a history lesson about the building blocks of modern cinema, a subject very close to the director’s heart. The film was released to great critical acclaim and garnered 11 Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture), more than any other film that year, winning five. Rated PG. 35mm archival film print, 126 min.
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Packard Campus Theater Schedule for January 2020 Scheduled repairs to the Packard Campus Theater screen and masking have been delayed, so we’re adding more shows to take us through the end of January. We’ll have more information about these titles soon, but for now here are titles and times. THU 16-Jan 7:30 Never Let Me […]
This post was written by Matt Barton, curator of the Recorded Sound Section. The Big Band era and the Golden Age of Old Time Radio were long past in the summer of 1956, when NBC Bandstand hit the airwaves. Live performances by the great dance orchestras had been a staple of network radio in the 1930s […]
The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 19 (7:30 p.m.) Pocketful of Miracles (United Artists, 1961) Legendary director Frank Capra’s final feature, Pocketful of Miracles, was a remake of his 1933 film Lady for a Day, which itself was based on a Damon Runyon short story. No […]
Every month, films from the Library’s collection are shown at the Mary Pickford Theater in the James Madison Building, ranging from titles newly preserved by the National Audio Visual Conservation Center film lab, classics from the National Film Registry, and lesser known titles worthy of discovery. Thursday, December 19th at 7:00 p.m. KEY WITNESS (Columbia, 1947). […]
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The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 12 (7:30 p.m.) Trading Places (Paramount, 1983 – rated R*) Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy star as a stuffy upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler whose lives cross paths when they are unknowingly made part of an elaborate […]
The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 5 (7:30 p.m.) Late Show with David Letterman (CBS, 1993-2015) Following an 11-year run of a highly popular late night variety show on NBC, David Letterman moved to CBS with Late Show with David Letterman which debuted on August 30, […]
Here are some of the titles from the Library’s motion picture collections–many preserved by the NAVCC film laboratory–that we’re loaning for exhibition this month. As always, we can’t guarantee that schedules won’t change or links get broken, but this is our best information at the time of publication. Anthology Film Archives: New York City THE SONG […]