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Colorful film poster for film. Illustrated: Yvonne Romain is in corner, in nightgown, seemingly with a gun aimed at her; illustration of London behind her

This Thursday, May 4th, at the Mary Pickford Theater at the Library of Congress (Washington, DC)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The Mary Pickford Theater is a free film theater located on the 3rd floor of the Madison Building of the Library of Congress / 101 Independence Avenue SE.  Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Film begins at 7pm; doors open at 6:30pm. Thursday, May 4, 2023 “THE FRIGHTENED CITY” (Zodiac Productions, U.K., …

Black and white illustration of the two lead characters from Sondheim's musical "Sweeney Todd." Lettering of title is blood red.

From the National Recording Registry: “Sweeney Todd” (1979)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

You can’t keep a good demon down!  Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical “Sweeney Todd” has just returned to Broadway boards.  The new production–featuring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford–is getting some bloody rave reviews.  In light of the musical’s return, we look back at the original cast show album which featured the late, great Angela Lansbury and …

Festival Screening: W.C. Fields “So’s Your Old Man” (1926) shown in 35mm made from the original nitrate negative

Posted by: Stacie Seifrit-Griffin

A highlight of the Library of Congress Festival of Film & Sound includes a special screening of W.C. Fields in one of his few surviving silent films. "So's Your Old Man" (1926) will be shown in 35mm made from the original nitrate camera negative, and will feature live music accompaniment.