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Film Loans from the Library of Congress — August 2019

Here are some of the titles from the Library’s motion picture collections–many preserved by the NAVCC 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. Cleveland Cinematheque: Cleveland, Ohio https://www.cia.edu/cinematheque THE CROWD (1928) August […]

Film Night at the Mary Pickford Theater: Thursday, August 15th

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. August 15, 2019 (7:00pm) SUMMER CAPERS What better way […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (August 9 -10, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, August 9 (7:30 p.m.) Dazed and Confused (Gramercy Pictures, 1993 – rated R*) Director Richard Linklater’s affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era is set during the bicentennial year of 1976, celebrating the joys of beer blasts, pot […]

Investigating Home Movies from the Prelinger Collection

This guest post was written by Madeline Mitchell, a 2019 Jr. Fellow in the Moving Image Section. When you say “home movies,” a specific image pops into my head. I see my brother at 3 years old playing with a kid’s golf set. He is the perfect combination of toddler cuteness and clumsiness and he […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (August 1 -2, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, August 1 (7:30 p.m.) King Kong (RKO, 1933) In this classic, filmmaker Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong), recent discovery Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) and his team discover a giant prehistoric ape, dubbed Kong, while searching for locations on an uncharted jungle island. […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (July 25 – 27, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, July 25 (7:30 p.m.) My Favorite Wife (RKO, 1940) Three years after their great success in The Awful Truth, writer/director Leo McCarey reunited stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunne for another romantic comedy classic. Inspired by Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, “Enoch […]

TV Goes To the Moon!

This guest post is by Dorinda Hartmann, viewing technician in the Moving Image Research Center. In 2019, we have nearly immediate access to many of the activities of Earth’s astronauts, from NASA’s live-stream of the Earth from space to interviews with the crew of the International Space Station from orbit, widely available at any time. […]