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Now Playing at the Packard Campus (June 14-17, 2017)

The following is a guest post by Rachel Del Gaudio of the Packard Campus. Wednesday, June 14 (7:30 p.m.) Behind the Door (Paramount, 1919) Described by esteemed film historian Kevin Brownlow as “the most outspoken of all the WWI vengeance films,” this shockingly graphic drama was directed by Irvin Willat and stars Hobart Bosworth as […]

The Trail (and Trial) of the Mystery Movie Photos (Or, Who Is This?)

It all began innocently enough. As part of my job working for the National Recording Preservation Board, I assist with the annual announcement of the National Recording Registry. Last year, when Bobby Darin’s recording of “Mack the Knife” was added to the Registry, I researched the Moving Image Section’s collection of film and entertainment stills […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (April 27-29, 2017)

The following post is by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, April 27 (7:30 p.m.) My Man Godfrey (Universal, 1936) In one of her greatest roles, Carole Lombard sparkles as a dizzy but good-hearted heiress in Gregory LaCava’s comedic take and sometimes caustic commentary on the Great Depression. William Powell portrays Godfrey with knife-edged […]