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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (July 31 – August 2, 2014)

Posted by: Mike Mashon

A program of animated shorts selected to demonstrate the concept and basic elements of sound design, as well as four acclaimed animated features, will be screened this week as part of the Film Foundation’s “Story of the Movies: The Animation Universe” development workshop for classroom teachers.  Held at the Packard Campus from July 31—Aug. 2, …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (July 24-26, 2014)

Posted by: Mike Mashon

Thursday, July 24 (7:30 p.m.) Applause (Paramount, 1929) This early sound-era masterpiece was the first film for both stage director Rouben Mamoulian and cabaret star Helen Morgan. Many have compared Mamoulian’s debut to that of Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane because of his flamboyant use of cinematic innovation to test technical boundaries. The tear-jerking plot boasts …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (July 17-19, 2014)

Posted by: Mike Mashon

Our focus this week is on the third edition of the film identification workshop Mostly Lost, including a special, additional Saturday program at the State Theatre. Thursday, July 17 (7:30 p.m.) Linda (First Division, 1929) Mrs. Wallace Reid (Dorothy Davenport) directed this silent drama starring Helen Foster as Linda Stillwater, a bright young girl from …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (July 10-12, 2014)

Posted by: Mike Mashon

This week the Packard Campus Theater presents a fond and howlingly funny triple tribute to actor/director/screenwriter Harold Ramis, who passed away last February. Thursday, July 10 (7:30 p.m.) Caddyshack (Orion, 1980, R-rated*) Harold Ramis made his directorial debut and co-wrote this comedy classic that follows the travails of a young caddy as he gets caught …

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“Mostly Lost” and the Art of Film Forensics

Posted by: Mike Mashon

The following is a guest post from Rachel Parker, a Processing Technician in the Moving Image Section. “Welcome to the Packard Campus Theater. Please power up your laptops and portable devices and be sure to speak loudly enough during the film so that everyone can hear you.” Not a usual pre-movie show request, is it? …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (June 19-21, 2014)

Posted by: Mike Mashon

Saddle up as our Westerns series continues, including a terrific silent film this Saturday starring William S. Hart, cinema’s first major cowboy star. Thursday, June 19 (7:30 p.m.) The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Warner Bros., 2007, R-rated*) Robert Ford, an eager recruit into the notorious James-Younger Gang, comes to grow …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (June 5-7, 2014)

Posted by: Mike Mashon

Thursday, June 5 (7:30 p.m.) “Range Busters” Double Feature “The Range Busters” was a lucrative film series of 24 Westerns on the adventures of a trio of cowboys, produced by George W. Weeks and distributed by Monogram Pictures.  Many of the movies were filmed at the Corriganville Movie Ranch.  B-Western actor Ray “Crash” Corrigan came …