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Now Playing at the Packard Campus (Dec. 15-18, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 15 (7:30 p.m.) The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (CBS-TV, 1971) This made-for-television movie about a family in Depression-era rural Virginia was the inspiration for popular series The Waltons that aired on CBS for nine seasons. Written by Earl Hamner, Jr., it …

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Designing an Audio Suite

Posted by: Karen Fishman

The following is a guest post by Cary O’Dell, Boards Assistant to the National Recording Preservation Board. Achieving excellent recorded sound quality is not only a matter of personnel and equipment but also the environment. At the Library of Congress’s Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation there are eight rooms specifically designed for optimal sound recording. …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (December 7-10, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Wednesday, December 7 (7:30 p.m.) Tora! Tora! Tora! (20th Century-Fox, 1970) As a follow-up to the highly-regarded war film The Longest Day (1962), depicting the invasion of Normandy, Fox Studios set out to make a dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.  Seeking …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (December 2-3, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, December 2 (7:30 p.m.) Air Force (Warner Bros., 1943) Made at the height of World War II, this epic account of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor focuses on the personal dramas of the crew of an Air Force B-17 bomber …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (November 16-19, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Wednesday, November 16 (7:30 p.m.) On the Firing Line with the Germans (War Film Syndicate Company, 1915) In 1915, newsreel director and cinematographer Wilbur H. Durborough spent seven months with the German army in Russia and Turkey and shot 16,000 feet of …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (November 3-5, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, November 3 (7:30 p.m.) Highlights from The Johnny Cash Show (ABC, 1969-1971) After the great success of his two live prison albums, At Folsom Prison and At San Quentin, the ABC television network approached country music icon Johnny Cash to host …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (October 27-29, 2016)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

 The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, October 27 (7:30 p.m.) The Bad Seed (Warner Bros., 1956) Young Patty McCormack was Oscar nominated for her portrayal of Rhoda, a seemingly perfect grade schooler until she turns vicious when things don’t go her way. Mervyn LeRoy directed this adaptation …