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Film Night at the Pickford Theater – Thursday, December 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, December 19th at 7:00 p.m. KEY WITNESS (Columbia, 1947). […]

At the Packard Campus Theater — January 2020

Check the theater web site at //www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/schedule.html or the Now See Hear! Blog //blogs.loc.gov/now-see-hear/ for news. You can subscribe to regular updates from the Now See Hear! blog by RSS and e-mail so you’ll get the news first. Programs are free and open to the public, but children 12 and under must be accompanied by […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Dec. 12 – 14, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 12 (7:30 p.m.) Trading Places (Paramount, 1983 – rated R*) Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy star as a stuffy upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler whose lives cross paths when they are unknowingly made part of an elaborate […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (December 5 – 7, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, December 5 (7:30 p.m.) Late Show with David Letterman (CBS, 1993-2015) Following an 11-year run of a highly popular late night variety show on NBC, David Letterman moved to CBS with Late Show with David Letterman which debuted on August 30, […]

Film Loans from the Library of Congress — December 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.   Anthology Film Archives: New York City THE SONG […]

Happy 125th Birthday to the Mutoscope!

This blog post was written by Dorinda Hartmann, viewing technician in the Moving Image Research Center. On November 21, 1894, 125 years ago today, inventor Herman Casler submitted a patent for the Mutoscope, an early motion picture device. The Mutoscope was a single-person ‘peep show’ type of machine, coin-operated, and the floor model had a […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Nov. 21 – 23, 2019)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, November 21 (7:30 p.m.) Funeral in Berlin (Paramount, 1966) British Intelligence agent Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) is sent to Germany to arrange the defection of Colonel Stok (Oskar Homolka), a Russian intelligence officer posted to East Berlin, despite Harry’s suspicions of […]

Film Night at the Pickford Theater: Thursday, November 21, 2019

NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY Each year, the Librarian of Congress selects 25 films of enduring importance to American culture for inclusion in the National Film Registry. The selection takes into account thousands of titles nominated annually by the public, as well as recommendations of the National Film Preservation Board and the Library’s film curators. Once a […]

At the Packard Campus — December 2019

Packard Campus Theater Schedule for December 2019 As a follow-up to the November video presentation of musical highlights from David Letterman’s late night program on NBC (from 1982-1993), the Packard Campus Theater kicks off the month with musical performers seen on Letterman’s CBS series, Late Show with David Letterman (1993-2015). Two films depicting the Battle […]