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This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (December 9 and 10, 2022)

Cold, foreign and frightening that’s what we have in store for you this weekend at the Packard Campus Theater.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2022 @ 7:30pm

The Ascent (International Film Circuit, 1977)

Soviet partisans try to survive a cold Russian winter and do so contending with their German Nazi occupiers.  (B&W, 117 minutes; Russian and German with English subtitles.)






SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 @ 2pm

Doctor Zhivago (MGM, 1965)

David Lean’s epic tale of the Russian Revolution but also of loves won and lost during tumultuous times.  Omar Shari and Julie Christie star alongside Alec Guinness, Rod Steiger, and Geraldine Chaplin.   The film won the Oscar that year for Best Picture and is the 8th highest-grossing film of all time.  (Color, 197 minutes)






The Thing (Universal, 1982)

Director John Carpenter’s favorite film, a sentiment echoed by his admirers.  Kurt Russell is a member of a US research station in Antarctica (told you there was snow this month) that battles an alien life form.  This “Thing” is a remake of the 1951 film, also a classic of horror.  Supporting Russell in the cast are: Richard Masur, T.K. Carter, and Keith David.  (Color, 109 minutes; Rate R)





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Film Loans from the Library of Congress — December 2022

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. Filmoteca Española     Madrid, Spain THE FOUNTAINHEAD (1949)     […]

Zappa by Zappa

In 2005, the album “We’re Only in It for the Money” by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention” was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.  Recently, we asked Dweezil Zappa–an accomplished musician in his own right–to look back at the album from a perspective that only he can give us–a son’s.  […]

The White House Record Library–in the Library of Congress?

Guest post by Laura Jenemann, Supervisory Librarian, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Research Centers In 1969, the Recording Industry Association of America offered to donate a collection of recordings to the White House “reflecting the wide range of American interest in recorded music, as well as drama, prose and poetry” (White House Historical Association, 1973). […]

This Saturday at the Packard Campus Theater (November 26, 2022)

This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA) Our trip through the seedier side of Los Angeles ends this weekend with a more recent classic of the L.A. noir sub-genre and an all-star animated cast who find themselves embroiled in some shady and shadowing dealings. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, […]

Exploring African Music Through the Collections of the Library of Congress

The following is a guest post by Harrison Behl, Reference Librarian at the Library of Congress’ Recorded Sound Research Room. One of the consistent joys of reference work is fielding a question that opens a new avenue into a subject and then tracing a lead through our collections.  The scale of our holdings in the […]

This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (November 18 – 19, 2022)

This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA) The streets are still mean this month at the Packard Campus as we celebrate film noir, specifically L.A. noir.  You’ll never look at California the same way again. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2022 @ 7:30pm L.A. Confidential (Warner Bros., 1997) Based […]