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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Sept. 19 – 21, 2019)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (RKO, 1939) The last and least representative of the musicals Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made for RKO, The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, based on the memoirs of Irene Castle, tells of her …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (July 11 – 13, 2019)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.  Thursday, July 11 (7:30 p.m.) River’s Edge (Island Pictures, 1986 – rated R*) Inspired by a true event, River’s Edge follows how a group of apathetic high school students in a dismal, dead-end California town deal with their friend’s murder of his …

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

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

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 …

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

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

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 …

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At the Packard Campus Theater — May 2019

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

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 …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (March 14 – 16, 2019)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, March 14 (7:30 p.m.) Smoke Signals (Miramax, 1998) Native American directors are a rarity in Hollywood. After the early silent film pioneers James Young Deer and Edwin Carewe, the portrayal of Native Americans in cinema turned dark and stereotypical. These social …

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Now Playing at the Packard Campus: Dec. 20 – 22, 2018

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 20 (7:30 p.m.) Saturday Night Live Celebrates the Holidays (NBC) Featuring comedy sketches and musical performances that both spoof and celebrate the holidays, this unique program of clips from NBC’s long-running late-night live variety show was specially curated for this …

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At the Packard Campus Theater — January 2019

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

Programs are free and open to the public, but children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Seating at the screenings is on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise noted. Short films may be shown before some features. For general Packard Campus Theater information, call (540) 827-1079 ext. 79994 or (202) 707-9994. For …

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At the Packard Campus–June 2018

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

To coincide with “Baseball Americana,” a major new exhibit at the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building opening on June 29, the Great American Pastime will be celebrated at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater with screenings of ten baseball movies. The series will include film biographies of Grover Cleveland Alexander (“The Winning Team”), James A. …