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Before the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Part 1

Posted by: Laura Jenemann

One of the many cultural institutions in Washington, D.C. is the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The mission of the Kennedy Center is: “As the nation’s cultural center, and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, we are a leader for the arts across America and around the world, reaching and …

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This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (December 9 and 10, 2022)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

Cold, foreign and frightening that’s what we have in store for you this weekend at the Packard Campus Theater. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2022 @ 7:30pm The Ascent (International Film Circuit, 1977) Soviet partisans try to survive a cold Russian winter and do so contending with their German Nazi occupiers.  (B&W, 117 minutes; Russian and German …

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This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (September 23 – 24, 2022)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA) The Packard Campus Theater’s look at the “future” continues this weekend with the following films. “Akira” (Friday, September 23, 2022; 7:30 pm) Tokyo is all but destroyed in a third World War. What does it look like thirty years later? …

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This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (September 16 and 17, 2022)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA) The future is now!  Or then, as the case may be.  This month, at the Packard Theater, we are highlighting futuristic films whose time has passed. “Soylent Green” (1973) (Friday, September 16, 2022; 7:30 pm) This is the film that …

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In Search of “Sailor Moon”

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

Over 20 years ago, two unassuming VHS tapes were delivered to the Library of Congress’s Packard Campus as part of a copyright deposit.  This past month, they became an internet and anime sensation. It took some dogged, dedicated detective work to finally, fully understand the notoriety of these two works.  It was a long-simmering puzzle, …

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Asking Your Opinion: National Film Registry

Posted by: Stacie Seifrit-Griffin

I am happy to say that I work with some of the most fascinating, brilliant and passionate people that I’ve ever known. The halls here at the Library of Congress National Audio-Video Conservation Center are abuzz every day with discussions about movies, directors, cinematography, casting decisions, and opinions about what is the greatest film of …