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This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (November 18 – 19, 2022)

This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA) The streets are still mean this month at the Packard Campus as we celebrate film noir, specifically L.A. noir.  You’ll never look at California the same way again. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2022 @ 7:30pm L.A. Confidential (Warner Bros., 1997) Based […]

Film Loans from the Library of Congress — November 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. Campus Theatre   Lewisburg, Pennsylvania HALLELUJAH (1929) 35mm […]

This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (November 4 -5, 2022)

This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA) Strap on your fedora and brace yourself for a smoky room.  This month the Library of Congress Packard Campus looks a noir films, specifically those set in that notorious city of angels, Los Angeles. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2022 @ 7:30pm […]

From the National Film Registry: “Drácula” (1931)

What is the Spanish word for “terror”?  You’ll find out if you watch George Melford’s 1931 US-made but Spanish-language adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel.  Filmed concurrently with the US/Bela Lugosi-version, “Drácula” is considered by many film scholars to be better than the English version.  This version was added to the Library of Congress’ National […]

This Weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (October 28 – 29, 2022)

This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA) Be afraid, be VERY AFRAID!  There are “Monsters Among Us” (our theme for this month) and some are man and some are man-made! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 @ 7:30 p.m. Suspiria (20th Century-Fox, 1977) Dancing monsters? No, but dancers subjected to […]

This Saturday at the Packard Campus Theater (November 26, 2022)

This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA) Our trip through the seedier side of Los Angeles ends this weekend with a more recent classic of the L.A. noir sub-genre and an all-star animated cast who find themselves embroiled in some shady and shadowing dealings. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, […]

From the National Film Registry: “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (1939)

Eighty-three years ago, on October 19, 1939, the Capra classic “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” had its debut in–where else?–Washington, DC.  Named by the Librarian of Congress to the Library’s National Film Registry in 1989, “Mr. Smith” is, for better or worse, as timely today as it ever was.  In the essay below, the late […]