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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (August 22 – 24, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. UPDATE All weekend screenings (Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24) at the Packard Campus Theater have been cancelled due to a power outage at the facility.   Thursday, August 22 (7:30 p.m.) High School (Zipporah Films, 1968) Filmmaker Fred Wiseman employed […]

At the Packard Campus — September 2019

In September, the Packard Campus Theater celebrates the 80th anniversary of what film historians often rate as “the greatest year in the history of Hollywood” with eight films released in 1939, including two from the National Film Registry: Only Angels Have Wings and The Women. Two foreign films will be screened, The Marriage of Maria […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Aug. 16 – 17, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.  Friday, August 16 (7:30 p.m.) Beverly of Graustark (MGM, 1926) Marion Davies stars in this romantic comedy as Beverly, an American college girl, who gets talked into masquerading as her cousin, Oscar (Creighton Hale), who happens to be the Prince of Graustark, […]

Film Loans from the Library of Congress — August 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. Cleveland Cinematheque: Cleveland, Ohio https://www.cia.edu/cinematheque THE CROWD (1928) August […]

Film Night at the Mary Pickford Theater: Thursday, August 15th

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. August 15, 2019 (7:00pm) SUMMER CAPERS What better way […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (August 9 -10, 2019)

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 […]

Investigating Home Movies from the Prelinger Collection

This guest post was written by Madeline Mitchell, a 2019 Jr. Fellow in the Moving Image Section. When you say “home movies,” a specific image pops into my head. I see my brother at 3 years old playing with a kid’s golf set. He is the perfect combination of toddler cuteness and clumsiness and he […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (August 1 -2, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, August 1 (7:30 p.m.) King Kong (RKO, 1933) In this classic, filmmaker Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong), recent discovery Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) and his team discover a giant prehistoric ape, dubbed Kong, while searching for locations on an uncharted jungle island. […]