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Now Playing at the Packard Campus (May 23, 2019)

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

Walt Whitman

Thursday, May 23 (7:30 p.m.)
Whitman in Culpeper – followed by Shenandoah (Universal, 1965)
For two months in early 1864, poet, essayist, and journalist Walt Whitman (1819-1892) resided in Culpeper, Virginia, while serving as a volunteer nurse in the Army of the Potomac’s nearby field hospitals. Despite the ravages the war had visited upon the area, Whitman described Culpeper as “one of the pleasantest towns in Virginia.” As part of the Library of Congress’s series of events commemorating the Whitman bicentenary, local historian Bud Hall will present a talk about Whitman’s time in the area, followed by a screening of Shenandoah. Set during the Civil War, James Stewart stars as a prosperous Virginia farmer who has raised six sons and a daughter on his sprawling, self-contained farm since his wife died in childbirth. Though morally opposed to slavery, he struggles to maintain a neutral stance until the conflict affects his family. Directed by Andrew McLaglen, the film also stars Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett and Patrick Wayne. 35mm archival film print, 105 min.

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At the Packard Campus — June 2019

From the beginning of cinema the behavior of adolescents has been rich fodder for stories that range from celebratory to condemning. No matter the time and place, movie adults are often perplexed, and sometimes angered, by the behavior of movie teens and pre-teens. So this month we’re starting a summer-long series called Kids These Days […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 16 – 18, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, May 16 (7:30 p.m.) Hotel Rwanda (United Artists, 2004) Shown in observance of the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, which occurred during the spring of 1994, Hotel Rwanda stars Don Cheadle and Sophie Okonedo as hotelier Paul Rusesabagina and his […]

Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams: A Vision of Early TV as More Than Ephemeral Entertainment

Guest post by Ben Model, archivist for Ediad Productions Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams were artists and innovators in ways that went far beyond the film and TV work they were best known for. Best known for using video effects in his comedy or for his portrayals of Mr. Question Man, the Nairobi Trio and Percy […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 9 – 11, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, May 9 (7:30 p.m.) The Woman in the Window (RKO, 1944) In this psychological thriller, an unassuming college professor (Edward G. Robinson) becomes involved with a beautiful model (Joan Bennett) and finds himself ensnared in a web of blackmail, deception and […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (May 2 – 4, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, May 2 (7:30 p.m.) I Like It Like That (Columbia, 1994 – Rated R*) The year-long Contemporary Women Directors series at the Packard Campus Theater continues with this comedy-drama about the trials and tribulations of a young Puerto Rican couple:  Lisette […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (April 25 – 27, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, April 25 (7:30 p.m.) Tomka and His Friends (Shqipëria e Re, 1977) The shorts and features of director Xhanfise Keko, all of which center on children’s themes and preoccupations, occupy a pivotal yet controversial place in Albanian cinema. These films were […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (April 18, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, April 18 (7:30 p.m.) Time Out for Rhythm (Columbia, 1955) Narcissistic nightclub singer Rosemary Lane nearly succeeds in breaking up the successful talent agency of Rudy Vallee and Richard Lane, who eventually reteam to promote their hot new discovery as the […]

At the Packard Campus Theater — May 2019

Packard Campus Theater Schedule for May, 2019 In May, the Packard Campus Theater will showcase four special programs presented by guest speakers ranging from local historian Bud Hall sharing stories about Walt Whitman’s time in Culpeper, to Josh Mills and Ben Model with two programs featuring comedy greats Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams, to Al […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus (April 12 – 13, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, April 12 (7:30 p.m.) Nothing But a Man (Cinema V, 1964) A groundbreaking work filmed during the tumult of the mounting civil rights movement, this independent film tells the story of Duff Anderson (Ivan Dixon), a proud railroad worker from the […]