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Library of Congress Film Screenings –UPDATE

 The Library of Congress beginning today will be cancelling all film screenings until Thursday, May 14, 2020. Both the Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper and the Pickford Theater on Capitol Hill will be subject to this temporary closure.  The Library of Congress is taking this action to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus. During the […]

Film Night at the Pickford Theater – Thursday, March 19

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. Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. SIMON AND LAURA (Group […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (March 5 – 7, 2020)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, March 5 (7:30 p.m.) Saboteur (Universal, 1942) California aircraft factory worker Barry Kane (Robert Cummings) goes on the run across the country when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the […]

Film Loans from the Library of Congress — March 2020

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. HEIGHTS THEATER: Columbia Heights, Minnesota            http://www.heightstheater.com/ RAW DEAL (1948) […]

All Going Out and Nothing Coming In

Today’s post is by David Sager, Research Assistant in the Recorded Sound Research Center. In observance of Black History Month, we’re highlighting a little known song by the great Bert Williams, found in the Library’s National Jukebox. Although opportunities for African American performers during the early days of the recording industry were scant, they certainly […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Feb. 27-29, 2020)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, February 27 (7:30 p.m.) The Phenix City Story (Allied Artists Pictures, 1955) Film noir comes to Alabama in this ripped-from-the-headlines tale in a film based on notorious real-life 1954 events. Albert Patterson (John McIntire) is an attorney trying to clean up […]

At the Packard Campus Theater — March 2020

  Packard Campus Theater Schedule for March 2020 Several films featuring criminals, both actual and alleged, on the run, are featured on the March schedule of the Packard Campus Theater. Included are Hitchcock’s Saboteur (1942), the caper comedy with a Culpeper connection, Sneakers (1992), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Bogart and Bacall in Dark Passage (1947), […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (February 20-22, 2020)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, February 20 (7:30 p.m.) Black Journal: A Salute to William Greaves (NET/PBS, 1968-1977) “lack Journal was the first national American public affairs television program that was broadcast on the NET Network (Pre-PBS). This program was developed during the turbulent 1960’s and […]

Preserving the Charles and Ray Eames/Herman Miller Films

The following is a guest post by Amy Gallick, a Preservation Specialist in the Moving Image Section. Charles and Ray Eames I’m a Preservation Specialist in the Moving Image Section, which means I have responsibility for ensuring the physical integrity of our film and video collections. I also manage many of the contracts we have with […]

Film Night at the Pickford Theater – Tuesday, February 18

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. Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 p.m. BRIGHT ROAD (MGM, 1953). […]