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Remembering the Holocaust: The David P. Boder Collection

January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day—to honor the millions of victims of the Holocaust and Nazism, to promote educational programs and events, and to prevent further genocide. The resolution, passed in 2005 by the United Nations General Assembly, condemns religious persecution and intolerance, rejects all forms of Holocaust denial, and encourages UN member states […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Jan. 24 – 26, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 24 (7:30 p.m.) The X-Files: I Want to Believe (20th Century-Fox, 2008) When a disgraced priest claims to have visions of the disappearance of a current FBI agent, the agency calls on Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian […]

Inside the Archival Box: Press Books

As Librarian-in-Residence in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, I have engaged in a lot of exploration of the Division’s collections. Among the many film and television treasures in the Moving Image Section are manuscript materials too—paper materials we have received as part of collections and items that were donated, purchased, and otherwise […]

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 […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Jan. 17, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 17 (7:30 p.m.) Selma (Paramount, 2014) David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King, Jr. in this award-winning drama based on the Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches in 1965 led by King, James Bevel, Hosea Williams and John Lewis. Directed […]

There’s Always Hope!

The following is a guest post by David Jackson, Manuscript Archivist, Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. The finding aid for the papers in the Bob Hope Collection is now available to researchers, providing access to 770 linear feet of textual materials, and 91 feet of photographic materials. The finding aid is accessible online via […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Jan. 10 – 12, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 10 (7:30 p.m.) Ed Sullivan’s Toast of the Town (CBS, 1948-1954) The American institution known as The Ed Sullivan Show was first titled Toast of the Town when it began broadcasting live from New York on June 20, 1948 – […]

Film Night at the Mary Pickford Theater: Tuesday, January 15

Tuesday, January 15th, 2018, at 6:30 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 […]

Welcoming Two “New” Films to the Public Domain

Yesterday was a pretty momentous day in America, and not just because so many of us got a head start on breaking New Year’s resolutions. It also was a significant milestone in the history of intellectual property rights for a variety of expressive works, including motion pictures. Put simply, motion pictures with renewed copyrights published […]