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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Feb. 8-10, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.

Thursday, February 8 (7:30 p.m.)
Hope and Glory (Columbia, 1987)
This British comedy-drama was written, produced and directed by John Boorman, based on his own experiences growing up in the Blitz in London during the Second World War. A warmly nostalgic view of his childhood, it stars Sebastian Rice-Edwards as 10-year-old Billy and Sarah Miles as his mother. The film earned five Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Director and Screenplay for Boorman as well as Best Cinematography and Art Direction. It was named one of the year’s Top Ten Films by the National Board of Review. Rated PG-13. 113 min.

Friday, February 9 (7:30 p.m.)
The Last Picture Show (Columbia, 1971, R-rated*)
Based on the best-selling novel by Larry McMurtry, director Peter Bogdanovich and McMurtry adapted the semi-autobiographical story into a visceral reflection of life in a small West Texas town in the early 1950s. The film boasts a cast of young actors, many of whom went on to stardom in film and television, including Cybill Shepherd, Jeff Bridges and Timothy Bottoms as well as seasoned veterans including Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman and Ellen Burstyn. The black and white cinematography by Robert Surtees suggests the innocence of a simpler time and the bleak uncertainty as those simpler times begin to fade away. While nominated for eight Academy Awards, only Johnson and Leachman won Oscars for their subtly moving performances. The film was added to the National Film Registry in 1998. 118 min. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.

The Adventures of Bar0n Munchausen (Columbia, 1988)

 Saturday, February 10 (2 p.m.)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Columbia, 1988)
Terry Gilliam directed this extraordinary fantasy-adventure tale of an 18th century aristocrat, his talented henchmen and a little girl in their efforts to save a town from defeat by the Turks. Loosely based on the tall tales of a German adventurer first published in 1785, this adaptation stars John Neville as the Baron leading a large cast that includes Eric Idle, Uma Thurman, Sarah Polley and Robin Williams. Critically acclaimed and winner of four BAFTA awards, the film performed poorly at the box office, but  has developed a cult following after video releases. Rated PG. 126 min.

Lawrence of Arabia (Columbia, 1962)

Saturday, February 10 (7:30 p.m.)
Lawrence of Arabia (Columbia, 1962/1989 Restored version)
David Lean directed this epic adventure based on the exploits of T. E. Lawrence during World War I organizing and leading the Arab revolt against the Turks. Peter O’Toole plays Lawrence, larger than life, while the supporting cast includes Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Claude Rains and Alec Guinness. The film took home a total of seven Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and one for Maurice Jarre’s memorably rousing score. We will be playing a 35mm print, the restored director’s cut undertaken by Robert A. Harris and Jim Painten under the supervision of director David Lean in 1988. The film was added to the National Film Registry in 1991. 216-minute length (plus overture, intermission, and exit music).

For more information on our programs, please visit the website at: www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/.

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Feb. 1-3, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, February 1 (7:30 p.m.) Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (Columbia, 1967) In this comedy-drama directed by Stanley Kramer, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as an older married couple whose progressiveness is challenged when their daughter (Katharine Houghton, Hepburn’s real-life niece) brings […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Jan. 25-27, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 25 (7:30 p.m.) It Happened One Night (Columbia, 1934) In this screwball comedy from director Frank Capra, spoiled socialite Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) eloped without her family’s approval and consequently finds herself stuck with out-of-work journalist Peter Warne (Clark Gable) […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Jan. 18-20, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 18 (7:30 p.m.) Our Man in Havana (Columbia, 1959) In pre-revolutionary Cuba, Hawthorne (Noël Coward) of the British Secret Intelligence Service recruits a reluctant vacuum cleaner salesman, James Wormold (Alec Guinness), to be their Havana operative. The bemused Wormwood’s modus […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (January 11, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 11 (7:30 p.m.) The Talk of the Town (Columbia, 1942) While school teacher Nora Shelley (Jean Arthur) is preparing her summer rental house for a straight-laced law professor (Ronald Colman), she discovers escaped political prisoner and former classmate Leopold Dilg […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Jan. 4 – 6, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 4 (7:30 p.m.) 711 Ocean Drive (Columbia, 1950) Edmond O’Brien stars as Mal Granger, a telephone company lineman and electronics expert with a weakness for gambling. He is recruited to create a vast bookie broadcast system for crime boss Vince Walters […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Dec. 21, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 21 (7:30 p.m.) It’s a Wonderful Life (RKO, 1946) Director Frank Capra created a holiday favorite with this story of a once ambitious young man George Bailey (James Stewart) who sacrifices personal adventure to stand up against the despot Potter […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Dec. 14-16, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 14 (7:30 p.m.) Double Feature: 1930s Leading Ladies – Ginger Rogers and Claudette Colbert The Thirteenth Guest (Monogram, 1932) Ginger Rogers stars as Marie Morgan, one of the guests who are reassembled from a dinner party that took place 13 […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (December 7-9, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 7 (7:30 p.m.) Road to Bali (Paramount, 1952) Bob Hope and Bing Crosby play a pair of vaudevillians on the run from a shotgun wedding who sign on to a deep-sea diving expedition in the South Pacific. There, they meet […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, November 30 (7:30 p.m.) Casablanca (Warner Bros., 1942) One of the most beloved of American films, this captivating romantic adventure directed by Michael Curtiz is the story of world-weary ex-freedom fighter Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during […]