Events at the Library of Congress

Friday July 26, 2024

Saturday July 27, 2024

  • Event | film and video screenings

    The Nutty Professor (Paramount, 1963)

    Saturday
    July 27, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Dr. Julius Kelp is a nerdy klutz who creates an elixir that turns him into the suave playboy, Buddy Love. Unfortunately, Buddy can't control when he'll change back into Julius, and the personality split leads to hilarious side effects. The Library of Congress is the proud home of Jerry Lewis’s personal film collection, donated by the comedian himself. Color, 107 min. (Digital)
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Hundreds of Beavers (SRH, 2022)

    Saturday
    July 27, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    In this 19th century, supernatural winter epic, a drunken applejack salesman must go from zero to hero and become North America's greatest fur trapper by defeating hundreds of beavers. Inspired by comedies from the 1920s and 1930s, including Modern Times, the film was hailed as “a marvel of slapstick invention that puts most big-screen comedies to shame.” Color, 108 min. (Digital)

Friday August 2, 2024

  • Event | film and video screenings

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (United Artists, 1943)

    Friday
    August 2, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Roger Livesey dynamically embodies outmoded English militarism as the indelible General Clive Candy, who barely survives four decades of tumultuous British history, only to see the world change irrevocably before his eyes. An incomparable film about war, love, aging, and obsolescence, renowned for its Technicolor cinematography. Based on the satirical Colonel Blimp comic strip by David Low. Color, 143 min. (35mm)

Saturday August 3, 2024

  • Event | film and video screenings

    Black Panther (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, 2018)

    Saturday
    August 3, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is crowned king of Wakanda, a high-tech Central African kingdom never colonized by the West. Using superhuman powers bestowed by the mantle of the Black Panther, T’Challa fights to keep Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) from starting a global revolution. Director Ryan Coogler’s triumph smashed barriers and was nominated for seven Oscars, winning three. Color, 134 min. (Digital)
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Danger: Diabolik (Paramount, 1968)

    Saturday
    August 3, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Diabolik is a suave, psychedelic-era thief who can't get enough of life's good things. Not when there are priceless jewels to swipe from the super-rich and currency shipments to steal from snooty government officials. The elusive scoundrel finds plenty of ways to live up to his name in director Mario Bava’s tongue-in-cheek action caper. Adapted from the popular Italian comic series. Color, 99 min....

Friday August 9, 2024

  • Event | film and video screenings

    Dick Tracy (Buena Vista Pictures,1990)

    Friday
    August 9, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    The classic comic strip is colorfully brought to life as legendary detective Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty) attempts to oust dangerous criminal mastermind Big Boy Caprice (Al Pacino) and his cadre of hyper-stylized goons. Will Breathless Mahoney (Madonna), an enigmatic barroom singer who witnesses some of Caprice’s crimes, help Tracy solve the case of his career? Color, 105 min. (35mm)

Saturday August 10, 2024

  • Event | film and video screenings

    Wonder Woman (Warner Bros., 2017)

    Saturday
    August 10, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    An archival photograph is the starting point for this action-packed superhero tale from director Patty Jenkins (Monster). Amazonian princess Diana (Gal Gadot) works with U.S. spy and pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) to stop World War I. This box-office smash from the DC Extended Universe set a new standard for comic book movies and how women are depicted in them. Color, 141 min. (Digital)
  • Event | film and video screenings

    The Crow (Miramax, 1994)

    Saturday
    August 10, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée are murdered on the eve of their Halloween wedding. Exactly one year after their deaths, Eric is risen from the grave by a mysterious crow to seek out his killers and force them to answer for their crimes. Jame’s O’Barr’s 1989 supernatural comic series was the inspiration for this haunting tale of revenge and redemption. Color, 102...

Friday August 16, 2024

  • Event | film and video screenings

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Universal Pictures, 2010)

    Friday
    August 16, 2024
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    It’s on like Donkey Kong in this “epic of epic epicness”! Geeky musician Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) must win the love of his newest girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) by battling her seven evil exes. The award-winning graphic novel series by Canadian author Bryan Lee O’Malley is brought to screen by director Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead). Color, 112 min. (35mm)

Saturday August 17, 2024

  • Event | film and video screenings

    Batman (Warner Bros., 1989)

    Saturday
    August 17, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    The Joker (Jack Nicholson) seizes control of Gotham City’s criminal underworld and unleashes a deadly chemical that causes victims to die laughing. Only Batman, heroic alter-ego of billionaire Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton), can end Joker’s reign of terror and save Gotham. This visual spectacle from director Tim Burton (Beetlejuice) and production designer Anton Furst radically changed the modern superhero-movie landscape. Color, 126 min. (35mm)
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Creepshow (Warner Bros., 1982)

    Saturday
    August 17, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Masters of the macabre—writer Stephen King and director George A. Romero—conjure up five shocking yarns, each a virtuoso exercise in the ghouls-and-gags style of classic ‘50s horror comics. Add spirited performances from the ensemble cast and Tom Savini’s makeup wizardry, and you have a non-stop, thrilling ride that “plays like an anthology of human phobias” (Roger Ebert)! Color, 129 min. Rated R. (Digital)

Friday August 23, 2024

  • Event | film and video screenings

    Hellboy (Revolution Studios, 2004)

    Friday
    August 23, 2024
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    At the end of WWII, Nazi soldiers conjure a baby demon, who is subsequently rescued and raised by the Allies. Despite his dark origins, Hellboy (Ron Perlman) joins the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, teaming with other unique and powerful creatures to protect America from the forces of evil. Directed by Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth). Color, 122 min....

Saturday August 24, 2024

  • Event | film and video screenings

    Ella Cinders (First National Pictures, 1926)

    Saturday
    August 24, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    This archetype of 1920s comedy was the first feature-length adaptation of a comic strip! After winning a beauty contest, Ella Cinders (Colleen Moore) leaves behind an abusive family to seek stardom in Hollywood. Added to the National Film Registry in 2013. Featuring a new digital restoration made from the only surviving tinted 16mm print. Silent, with musical accompaniment by Andrew Simpson. Black & white,...
  • Event | film and video screenings

    Flash Gordon (Universal Pictures, 1980)

    Saturday
    August 24, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Packard Campus Theater
    Evil alien emperor Ming the Merciless targets Earth for destruction. Who can stop this tyrant and protect the universe? Flash! He’ll save every one of us! Based on the King Features space adventures by Alex Raymond, this campy cult classic inspired a generation of filmmakers and comic book artists alike. British rock band Queen composed and performed the electrifying score. Color, 110 min. (35mm)