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From the Film Registry: “Tulips Shall Grow” (1942)

Not surprisingly, the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry is well populated with animated works.  Along with such vintage Disney classics as “Snow White” and more recent Disney classics like “Beauty & the Beast,” the work of other legendary animators (working in both long and short forms) are recognized.  Additionally, while many of the animated […]

Library to Present 4th Annual Summer Movies on the Lawn Starting July 8th

Featured Films include ‘The Princess Bride,’ ‘Shrek,’ ‘Toy Story,’ ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Jurassic Park’ from National Film Registry The Library of Congress will host its fourth annual “LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn” outdoor film festival this summer, starting on July 8. The series of five movies, which showcases iconic films from the […]

On the Film Registry: “Castro Street” (1966)

In 1992, Bruce Baillie’s film “Castro Street” (subtitled:  “The Coming of Consciousness”) was added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.  As it turns 55 years old, film professor Scott MacDonald looks back at the impressionistic, non-narrative documentary that is, now over half a century on, still as evocative as ever. For Bruce Baillie, […]

From the Film Registry: “It Happened One Night” (1934)

In our ongoing series of looking at–and analyzing–films from the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, here scholar Ian Scott looks at one of the classiest of classics, “It Happened One Night.” Film scholar Charles Maland reminds us that, “Frank Capra was an auteur long before the auteur theory” ever existed. And it was true […]

Ned Beatty Remembered: A Look at “Network”

This past Sunday, the great character actor Ned Beatty passed away at the age of 83.  Over the years, several of Mr. Beatty’s films have been named to the Library’s National Film Registry including “Deliverance” (1972), “Nashville” (1975), “Network” (1976)  and “Superman” (1978).  His role in 1976’s Oscar-winning Best Picture, Paddy Chayefsky’s scathing indictment of […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (March 5 – 7, 2020)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, March 5 (7:30 p.m.) Saboteur (Universal, 1942) California aircraft factory worker Barry Kane (Robert Cummings) goes on the run across the country when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Feb. 27-29, 2020)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, February 27 (7:30 p.m.) The Phenix City Story (Allied Artists Pictures, 1955) Film noir comes to Alabama in this ripped-from-the-headlines tale in a film based on notorious real-life 1954 events. Albert Patterson (John McIntire) is an attorney trying to clean up […]