The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.
Friday, August 9 (7:30 p.m.)
Dazed and Confused (Gramercy Pictures, 1993 – rated R*)
Director Richard Linklater’s affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era is set during the bicentennial year of 1976, celebrating the joys of beer blasts, pot smoking and the Frampton Comes Alive album. The film follows the random activities of a sprawling group of Texas high schoolers as they welcome the arrival of summer, their paths variously intersecting at a freshmen hazing, a local pool parlor and finally at a keg party. Featuring a killer soundtrack and an ensemble cast of actors who would later become stars including Ben Affleck, Parker Posey, Milla Jovovich, Adam Goldberg, Renée Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey, Dazed and Confused received overall positive critical reviews with Desson Howe of The Washington Post, writing, “Dazed succeeds on its own terms and reflects American culture so well, it becomes part of it.” 35mm archival film print, 104 min. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Saturday, August 10 (2 p.m.)
Woodstock: Another Look (1970)
Woodstock, the historic outdoor music festival held August 15 – 18, 1969 in Woodstock, NY, drew an audience of more than 400,000 with 32 acts performing throughout the often rainy weekend. The event was captured in the Academy Award-winning, 1970 documentary Woodstock, which will be shown at the Packard Campus Theater at 7:30 p.m. on August 10. This program of outtakes from the festival includes additional numbers not seen in the original 184 minute release by Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Country Joe McDonald, Santana, John Sebastian, Sly and the Family Stone, The Who, Joe Cocker, Country Joe and the Fish, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Sha Na Na and Jimi Hendrix, as well as performances by acts that were omitted from the film: Bert Sommer, Tim Hardin, Melanie, Canned Heat, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Mountain, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Band, Johnny Winter and Quill. The program was curated and will be presented by Library of Congress Video Engineer Bill Rush who worked on both the 25th and 40th anniversary home video releases while he was employed at Warner Bros.. Digital presentation, 120 min.
Saturday, August 10 (7:30 p.m.)
Woodstock (Warner Bros., 1970 – rated R*)
This documentary by Michael Wadleigh, with editor/assistant director Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker (Scorsese’s longtime editor), covers the historic rock “happening” in Woodstock, NY, and includes performances by Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, The Who and another dozen performers. Its official slogan was “3 Days of Peace and Music … An Aquarian Exposition.” The film is distinguished by its innovative use of split frame visuals and a sound track that integrated and overlapped recordings from several sources at once. “Woodstock” was added to the National Film Registry in 1996. Digital presentation of the original 1970 version. 184 min. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
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