September 9, 1999

Press Contact: Craig D'Ooge (202) 707-9189
Public Contact: Mary Pickford Theater (202) 707-5677

Pickford Theater to Present British-American Film Series

This fall the Mary Pickford Theater presents a film retrospective in conjunction with the Library of Congress exhibition "John Bull and Uncle Sam: Four Centuries of British-American Relations." The series will explore the complex relationship between America and Britain as seen in film and television programming. The series, which will continue next spring, illustrates this with film holdings from the Library of Congress, the National Film and Television Archive and the British Film Institute in London.

Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call (202) 707-5677 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before show time, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 64 seats. The Mary Pickford Theater is located on the third floor of the Library of Congress Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E.

October

Tuesday, October 12
Petulia (Warner Bros., 1968) (7 p.m. start time)

Thursday, October 14
Sabrina (Paramount, 1954) (7 p.m. start time)

Friday, October 15
Lady Sings the Blues (Paramount, 1972) (6:30 p.m. start time)

Tuesday, October 19
Tribute to Richard Rodgers (7 p.m. start time)

Thursday, October 21
Surprise Screening (7 p.m. start time)

Friday, October 22
Payday (Fantasy Films, 1972) (7 p.m. start time)

Tuesday, October 26
Keepers of the Frame (Mount Pilot Productions, 1998) and Fatty's Tintype Tangle (Keystone, 1915) (7 p.m. start time)

Thursday, October 28
Fifty Candles (W.W. Hodkinson Corp., 1921) and Charlie Chan at the Opera (20th Century-Fox, 1936) (6:30 p.m. start time)

Friday, October 29
Assault on Precinct 13 (CKK, 1976) (7 p.m. start time)

November

Tuesday, November 2
1776, or, The Hessian Renegades (Biograph, 1909); The Informer (Biograph, 1912) and The Little American (Mary Pickford Film Corp., 1917) (7 p.m. start time)

Wednesday, November 3
A Simple Charity (Biograph, 1910); The Unwelcome Guest (Biograph, 1913) and Johanna Enlists (Pickford Film Corp., 1918) (7 p.m. start time)

Friday, November 5
Sorrows of the Unfaithful (Biograph, 1910); The Mirror (Imp, 1911); With the Enemy's Help (Biograph, 1912) and The Foundling (Famous Players, 1915) (7 p.m. start time)

Friday, November 12
A Star is Born (Warner Bros., 1954) (6 p.m. start time)

Monday, November 15
Kind Hearts and Coronets (Ealing, 1949) (7 p.m. start time)

Tuesday, November 16
P.G. WODEHOUSE: STAGE TO SCREEN
A Gentleman of Leisure
(Paramount, 1915); Excerpt: Show Boat (Universal, 1936) and Ford Startime: Dear Arthur (NBC, 1960) (6:30 p.m. start time)

Thursday, November 18
The Avengers: The Superlative Seven (ABC Television, 1967) and The Avengers: Murdersville (ABC Television, 1967) (7 p.m. start time)

Friday, November 19
Riff-Raff (Parallax Pictures for Channel 4, 1991) (7 p.m. start time)

Monday, November 22
The Beverly Hillbillies: The Clampetts in London (CBS, 1967) and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Paramount, 1948) (6:30 p.m. start time)

Tuesday, November 23
P.G. WODEHOUSE: WRITING IN HOLLYWOOD
Those Three French Girls
(MGM, 1930) and The Man in Possession (MGM, 1931) (6:30 p.m. start time)

Monday, November 29
Alfie (Paramount, 1966) (7 p.m. start time)

Tuesday, November 30
P.G. WODEHOUSE: RETURN TO HOLLYWOOD
A Damsel in Distress (RKO, 1937) (7 p.m. start time)

December

Wednesday, December 1
Passport to Pimlico (Ealing, 1949) (7 p.m. start time)

Thursday, December 2
Catch Us If You Can (Warner Bros., 1965); US title: Having a Wild Weekend (7 p.m. start time)

Friday, December 3
Performance (Warner Bros., 1970) (7 p.m. start time)

Monday, December 6
The Avengers: The Nutshell (ABC Television, 1963) and The Avengers: Invasion of the Earthman (ABC Television, 1968) (7 p.m. start time)

Tuesday, December 7
P.G. WODEHOUSE: WODEHOUSE ON TELEVISION
Great Performances: Tales From the Hollywood Hills: The Old Reliable
(WNET, 1988) and Jeeves and Wooster: Safety in New York (a.k.a. Bertie Sets Sail) (Granada Television, 1992) (7 p.m. start time)

Wednesday, December 8
Hidden Agenda (Initial Film and Television, 1990) (7 p.m. start time)

Thursday, December 9
Victim (Allied, 1961) (7 p.m. start time)

Friday, December 10
Whisky Galore! (Ealing, 1948) and The Lavender Hill Mob (Ealing, 1951) (6:30 p.m. start time)

Monday, December 13
Pennies from Heaven (MGM, 1981) (7 p.m. start time)

Tuesday, December 14
P.G. WODEHOUSE: MORE WODEHOUSE:
Jeeves and Wooster: Bertie Ensures Bicky Can Continue To Live in Manhattan
(a.k.a. The Full House) (Granada Television, 1992) (7 p.m. start time)

Wednesday, December 15
Secret Agent: Judgement Day (ITC, 1964) and The Prisoner: Arrival (ITC, 1967) (7 p.m. start time)

Thursday, December 16
Bitter Sweet (British and Dominions Film Corp., 1933) (7 p.m. start time)

Friday, December 17
Room at the Top (Remus, 1959) (7 p.m. start time)

Monday, December 20
Carry On Up the Khyber (Rank, 1968) and Carry On Camping (Rank, 1969) (6 p.m. start time)

Tuesday, December 21
Ladybird Ladybird (Parallax Pictures for Channel 4, 1994) (7 p.m. start time)

Tuesday, December 28
The Saint: The People Importers (Bamore Production for ITC, 1968) and Return of the Saint: The Arrangement (ITC, 1978) (7 p.m. start time)

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PR 99-1312
9/9/99
ISSN 0731-3527

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