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Now Playing at the Packard Campus (Nov. 15 -17, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, November 15 (7:30 p.m.) Dogfight (Warner Bros., 1991 – Rated R*) Set in San Francisco in 1963, this original and thought-provoking drama chronicles the brief relationship between a young Marine (River Phoenix) who is about to be shipped out to Vietnam […]

At the Packard Campus Theater — December 2018

On December 7, the Library of Congress will observe the 77th anniversary of the surprise military strike against the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor that led to the United States’ entry into World War II with a screening of Pearl Harbor, the epic film from 2001. The on-going series of films directed by contemporary […]

Film Loans from the Library of Congress — November 2018

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. November 1 and 12, 2018 Filmpodium Zürich, Switzerland https://www.filmpodium.ch/ “Give Us This Day” […]

Thirty Years of the National Film Registry

A repost from yesterday’s blog of the Library of Congress by Librarian of Congress Carla D. Hayden The National Film Preservation Board meets at the Library this morning. Photo by Shawn Miller. Something exciting is happening today. Of course, there are always exciting things happening at the Library of Congress, but today I want to take […]

Frankenstein at the Mary Pickford Theater: Friday, October 26

Friday, October 26th, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. Every month, films from the Library’s collection are shown at the Mary Pickford Theater in the James Madison building, ranging from titles newly preserved by the National Audio Visual Conservation Center film lab, classics from the National Film Registry, and lesser known titles worthy of discovery. On Friday, […]

An Evening of Sounds, Stories and Surprises with Jim Metzner

Award-winning broadcaster Jim Metzner—founder, producer, field recordist and host of “Pulse of the Planet”, one of radio’s longest running science programs, will be making a special appearance at the Library of Congress on Wednesday, October 10, at 7:00 pm, celebrating 30 years of “Pulse of the Planet,” as well as his many other radio creations. […]

Film Night at the Mary Pickford Theater: Thursday, October 18

Thursday, October 18th, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. Every month, films from the Library’s collection are shown at the Mary Pickford Theater in the James Madison building, ranging from titles newly preserved by the National Audio Visual Conservation Center film lab, classics from the National Film Registry, and lesser known titles worthy of discovery. This month […]

At the Packard Campus — November 2018

In November, the Packard Campus Theater will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One with three feature films that take place during the conflict: Howard Hawk’s original version of The Dawn Patrol, released in 1930 and starring Richard Barthelmess and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Wings (1927), directed by William A. Wellman and […]

Film Night at the Mary Pickford Theater – 9/20/18

Every month films from the Library’s collection are shown at the Mary Pickford Theater ranging from titles newly preserved by the NAVCC film lab, classics from the National Film Registry, and lesser known titles worthy of discovery. This month we present The Great Garrick:     Thursday, September 20 (7:00pm) THE GREAT GARRICK (Warner Bros., […]