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Happy 125th Birthday to the Mutoscope!

This blog post was written by Dorinda Hartmann, viewing technician in the Moving Image Research Center. On November 21, 1894, 125 years ago today, inventor Herman Casler submitted a patent for the Mutoscope, an early motion picture device. The Mutoscope was a single-person ‘peep show’ type of machine, coin-operated, and the floor model had a […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Nov. 21 – 23, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, November 21 (7:30 p.m.) Funeral in Berlin (Paramount, 1966) British Intelligence agent Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) is sent to Germany to arrange the defection of Colonel Stok (Oskar Homolka), a Russian intelligence officer posted to East Berlin, despite Harry’s suspicions of […]

Film Night at the Pickford Theater: Thursday, November 21, 2019

NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY Each year, the Librarian of Congress selects 25 films of enduring importance to American culture for inclusion in the National Film Registry. The selection takes into account thousands of titles nominated annually by the public, as well as recommendations of the National Film Preservation Board and the Library’s film curators. Once a […]

At the Packard Campus — December 2019

Packard Campus Theater Schedule for December 2019 As a follow-up to the November video presentation of musical highlights from David Letterman’s late night program on NBC (from 1982-1993), the Packard Campus Theater kicks off the month with musical performers seen on Letterman’s CBS series, Late Show with David Letterman (1993-2015). Two films depicting the Battle […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (November 14 – 16, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, November 14 (7:30 p.m.) Musical Highlights from NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman (1982-1993) Late Night with David Letterman premiered on NBC on February 1, 1982, following The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and ran through 1993 when Letterman moved to […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Nov. 7, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, November 7 (7:30 p.m.) AMIA Archival Screening Night (1913–1988) Archival Screening Night has been the centerpiece of every Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) conference since 1991. For the first time ever, this event usually available only to AMIA members, is […]

Film Loans from the Library of Congress — November 2019

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. Filmotecta De Catalunya THE PATSY (1928) Nov. 7 https://www.filmoteca.cat/web/ca […]