More great films from the Library’s National Film Registry are being shown this weekend. From a classic silent, to a fan favorite to the film that launched the Marvel Universe. Come and enjoy.
Friday, January 20, 2023 @ 7:30pm
Wings (Paramount, 1927)
Carla Bow and Charles “Buddy” Rogers star in a love story set during the Great War. Director William Wellman, who flew in WWI, expertly balanced the love story and the action sequences. The film won the first Oscar for Best Picture. B&W, 111 minutes. Silent with musical accompaniment by Ben Model.
The film was added to the NFR in 1997. To learn more about this film, see this link.
Saturday, January 21, 2023 @ 2pm
Goonies (Warner Bros., 1985)
Inspired by the success of treasure seeking films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, and featuring some of the same talent as the Indy Jones films. This time it is a group of kids that have many adventures following a treasure map. The Goonies are good enough…for the National Film Registry. Color, 114 minutes.
Added to the Nation Film Registry in 2017.
Saturday, January 21, 2023 @ 7:30pm
Iron Man (Paramount, 2008)
Iron Man not only brought Robert Downey, Jr.’s career back to life but also started the frenzy of Marvel Comic based films. Famed comic book author Stan Lee co-created the character. Color, 126 minutes.
JUST ADDED to the National Film Registry. To learn more about the National Film Registry, see this link.