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"Language is Life"

JUST ADDED: “Language is Life” November 8, 2023 at the Packard Campus Theater

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Please join us on Wednesday, November 8th for a special screening and discussion about the endurance of Native American language.


Native American Man in traditional dress at ceremony
“Language is Life”



Language is Life (PBS, 2023)

Explore the beauty and power of contemporary “Indian” Cultural in this Native-American directed series.  Language is Life celebrates the power of Native languages and the inspirational people who are working to save them.  From “Star Wars” films dubbed into Navajo all the way back to Passamaquoddy wax cylinders recorded in 1890 that were digitized by the Library of Congress here in Culpeper last year.  A panel discussion with representatives from the Passamaquoddy, as well as director Daniel Golding and executive producer Gary Glassman will follow the screening.  Color, 90 minutes.



Please note:  Programs are free and the matinee show will be family friendly. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Seating at the screenings is on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise noted.

Patrons must go through an “airport style” security check upon entering and no large parcels, purses or backpacks are permitted.

Federal law (18 U.S.C. 930) prohibits the possession of any firearm or other dangerous weapons on this Federal facility. This includes in the parking lot, on all roads, trails, and grounds as well as inside the building. This also applies to off-duty law enforcement officers (LEO) and concealed-carry permit holders.

The Packard Campus is located at 19053 Mount Pony Road in Culpeper, Virginia. Access to the campus parking lot begins one hour before show time, entrance into the building begins 45 minutes before the show, and the theater opens for seating 30 minutes before the curtain. Please do not arrive early and queue at the Packard Campus gate.

The Library of Congress Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center oversees one of the largest collections of motion pictures in the world. Acquired primarily through copyright deposit, exchange, gift and purchase, the collection spans the entire history of the cinema. Since 2008, the art deco theater located at the Packard Campus has shown films each week and screened more than 2,500 titles. The programs highlight the best in cinema, including silent films, Hollywood classics, kids’ cartoons and foreign films.

For more information on LC screenings, see this link.

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