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Film Loans from the Library of Congress — September 2022

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. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures     Los […]

In Search of “Sailor Moon”

Over 20 years ago, two unassuming VHS tapes were delivered to the Library of Congress’s Packard Campus as part of a copyright deposit.  This past month, they became an internet and anime sensation. It took some dogged, dedicated detective work to finally, fully understand the notoriety of these two works.  It was a long-simmering puzzle, […]

This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (September 2 – 3, 2022)

This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA) Everything new is old again at the Packard Campus this month as we showcase this coming weekend three more “film from future past,” films once made and set in the far-off future which, now, are just our yesterdays. “Metropolis” (1927):  […]

An Actor, a Singer, a Writer, a Director: The Library of Congress Remembers Adam Wade

Guest post by Laura Jenemann, Supervisory Librarian, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Research Centers Last month, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Adam Wade.  While his name may not be top-of-mind, his career is certainly one to be celebrated. Wade was a singer, musician, actor, and the first Black American to host […]

This Week at the Packard Campus Theater (August 26 – 27, 2022)

This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA)               “The Godfather” (1972):  Friday August 26, 2022  (7:30pm)                   “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1932):  Saturday, August 27, 2022  (2pm)         […]

Remembering TV’s “Khan!”

The history of Asian-American representation on prime time television is one that, sadly, falls into three distinct categories. While many Asian-American actors have been able to play Asian-American characters over the course of TV history (Category #1), they have often been, until recently, regulated to supporting roles. Consider: Oscar-winning actress Miyoshi Umeki on “The Courtship […]

Asking Your Opinion: National Film Registry

I am happy to say that I work with some of the most fascinating, brilliant and passionate people that I’ve ever known. The halls here at the Library of Congress National Audio-Video Conservation Center are abuzz every day with discussions about movies, directors, cinematography, casting decisions, and opinions about what is the greatest film of […]

PACKARD CAMPUS THEATER SCHEDULE — AUGUST 2022

  August Film Screenings at the Packard Campus Theater Featuring Films from the National Film Registry A sampling of various film genres named to the National Film Registry for posterity will be showcased in August at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia. The series will offer a film every Friday at […]

Film Loans from the Library of Congress — August 2022

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. AFI SILVER    Silver Spring, Maryland JIVIN’ IN […]