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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Oct. 24 – 26, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, October 24 (7:30 p.m.) The Monster Squad (TriStar Pictures, 1987) The Monster Squad, a secret club of five pre-teen, old-horror-movie loving boys, find their obsession with the genre useful when their town in suddenly invaded by the Wolfman, Frankenstein, the Mummy […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (October 17 – 19, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, October 17 (7:30 p.m.) I Am Legend (Warner Bros., 2007) This post-apocalyptic tale follows the seemingly last man on Earth as he struggles to survive while fending off the infected survivors of a devastating vampiric plague. A brilliant scientist, who raced […]

Film Night at the Mary Pickford Theater: Thursday, October 17

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, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. TEACHER’S PET After […]

At the Packard Campus Theater — November 2019

Packard Campus Theater Schedule for November, 2019 Four films that prominently feature the Berlin Wall, the guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989, will be shown at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater in November to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall. The titles […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (October 10, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, October 10 (7:30 p.m.) Kelly’s Heroes (MGM, 1970) Clint Eastwood stars as the title character in this anti-war comedy/bank-job caper directed by Brian G. Hutton. Kelly is the leader of a platoon of restless GIs in the chaos of post D-Day […]

James Farley and Early Radio Recordings

Today’s post is by Harrison Behl, Reference Librarian at the Recorded Sound Research Center. Shortly after the formation of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division in 1978, one of our first reference librarians, James Smart, compiled a listing of the radio broadcast recordings the Library had acquired to that point. Covering the years […]

Film Night at the Mary Pickford Theater: Thursday, October 10

In conjunction with the exhibit  Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote   Thursday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m.   SUFFRAGETTE A rare screen dramatization of the history of the women’s suffrage movement, an exceedingly underrepresented subject in cinema, this timely and stirring film portrays the personal and social awakening of a laundry worker […]

Film Loans from the Library of Congress — October 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. The Paramount Theatre: Seattle, Washington SCAR OF SHAME (1927), […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (October 3 – 5, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, October 3 (7:30 p.m.) Vibrations, 1972 (WNET, 1972) Produced for PBS by WNET, Vibrations was a Music Magazine program that ran for only one season (1972-73) and covered a wide assortment of musical genres. The selected segments for this program include […]