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Dusty-colored image promoting Kevin Costner film "Dances with Wolves." Costner, in character, is pictured on horseback riding on prairie.
Publicity image from "Dances with Wolves."

This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (January 27 – 28, 2023)

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Three great films close out the month and our look at the classics on the National Film Registry including one that just made the list.  To learn more about the Registry, please see this link.

Friday, January 27, 2023 @ 7:30pm

Cyrano De Bergerc (United Artists, 1950)

The often humorous but ultimately tragic story of the secret love that Cyrano de Bergerac has for the lovely Roxanne.  Jose Ferrer in one of his greatest roles portrays the swordsman with the big nose. B&W, 113 minutes.

JUST ADDED to the National Film Registry.






Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 2pm

Dances with Wolves (Orion, 1990)

Kevin Costner directed and stars in this tale of a Union Army officer that gains a mutual respect with a tribe of Sioux.  The film was generally well received by native Americans, in no small part to the use of actual Indian languages (Lakota, Pawnee) that are utilized in the film.  Dances became first western to win the Best Picture Oscar since 1931.  Color, 181 minutes.

Added to the National Film Registry in 2007.  To learn more about this film, see this link.





Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 7:30pm

Raiders of the Lost Ark (Paramount, 1981)

George Lucas’ homage to movie serials of the 1940s.  Throw in his buddy Steven Spielberg to direct and his Star Wars star Harrison Ford to play the central character and you end up with a great adventure film.  Led to a number of sequels including the forthcoming Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Color, 115 minutes.

Added to the NFR in 1999.






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