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The Magic of Hair: An Interview with James Rado

  For most of us, once the “Age of Aquarius” began, it never ended. Certainly, it never did once the theatrical phenomenon known as Hair debuted and its message of peace, love, and the show’s unforgettable tunes– “Easy to Be Hard,” “I Got Life,” “Good Morning Starshine,” “Aquarius,” and, of course, the title tune –spread across […]

At the Packard Campus Theater — July 2019

  Our summer-long film series “Kids These Days,” which explores the age-old opinion by adults that the younger generation is going to hell in a handbasket, continues with four films from the 1970s and 1980s: Footloose, Carrie, River’s Edge, and The Bad News Bears. Two silent comedies starring Clara Bow, Kid Boots (1926) and Hula […]

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 […]

Forever “September”: An Interview with Allee Willis

Allee Willis today in her home For the past 25 years, the Library of Congress has celebrated the nation’s heritage sound recordings and has highlighted the importance of their long-term preservation by nominating 25 aesthetically, culturally or historically significant recordings to the National Recording Registry. The National Recording Registry includes recordings ranging from rap to […]

An Evening of Old Time Radio at the Packard Campus (April 6, 2019)–SOLD OUT!

Saturday, April 6 (7:30 p.m.) An Evening of Old Time Radio with the Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club The Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club makes its fourth appearance on the Packard Campus Theater stage with an evening of recreations of programs from radio’s Golden Age. Complete with sound effects, costumes and live organ […]

At the Packard Campus Theater — February 2019

The Packard Campus Theater celebrates Black History Month with a number of films featuring an all or nearly all black cast, including the best foreign language film Oscar winner for 1959, Black Orpheus, and the critically acclaimed and inspirational family film from 2006, Akeelah and the Bee. Romantic movies for Valentine’s Day and beyond include […]

Film Loans from the Library of Congress — January 2019

Here are some of the titles preserved by our film laboratory that we’re loaning for exhibition this month. As always, we can’t guarantee that schedules won’t change or links get broken, but this is our best information at the time of publication.   January 2, 5, 13, 2019 “Bringing Up Baby” (1938) Cinematheque Seoul Art […]