Events at the Library of Congress

Thursday April 25, 2024

Friday April 26, 2024

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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Focus Features, 2004)

    Friday
    April 26, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Would you erase memories if you could? In this stylized sci-fi romantic drama, that isn’t just a theoretical question. A mind-bending reality where a mysterious company can medically erase whatever their clients wish to forget. In the case of mismatched couple Joel and Clementine (Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet), that’s each other. Not your average breakup story. Color, 108 minutes.

Thursday May 2, 2024

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    Live! at the Library: "Join or Die" Film Screening

    Thursday
    May 2, 2024
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Please join us for a screening of the documentary film, "Join or Die." This film is being screened in support of our Join In: Voluntary Associations in America exhibit.

Friday May 3, 2024

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    Ramona (United Artists, 1928)

    Friday
    May 3, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Delores Del Rio stars as Ramona a woman who runs away from an arranged marriage only to find her happiness meet tragedy. She marries but her husband and child die, causing her to return home and willingly accepting the marriage originally intended. Silent, black & white, 80 minutes (digital). Plus select short subject. Live musical accompaniment by Ben Model.

Saturday May 4, 2024

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    The Wizard of Oz (MGM, 1939)

    Saturday
    May 4, 2024
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Packard Campus Theater
    We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz! Meet Dorothy (Judy Garland), a Kansas farm girl, as she’s transported somewhere over the rainbow to the fantastical land of Oz. There she befriends a talking scarecrow, a tin man, and a cowardly lion who help her make the journey to the Emerald City where she hopes the Wizard will grant her only...
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    The Grapes of Wrath (20th Century-Fox, 1940)

    Saturday
    May 4, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Packard Campus Theater
    John Ford’s towering adaptation of Steinbeck’s classic depression-era novel. Tom Joad, (Henry Fonda in a timeless performance) returns to his family after being released from prison. After losing the family farm to the Dust Bowl and the bank, the Joads flee Oklahoma, the only home they’ve ever known for the promise of California. As hope gives way to crushing reality, Tom learns the true...

Thursday May 9, 2024

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    Murder She Said (1961)

    Thursday
    May 9, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Pickford Theater (LM-302)
    Margaret Rutherford stars as Miss Marple in this entertaining adaptation of Agatha Christie's "4.50 from Paddington."...
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    Bonnie and Clyde (Warner Bros, 1967)

    Thursday
    May 9, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Bored waitress Bonnie Parker is looking for a change in her life and finds it in small-time crook, Clyde Barrow. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway sizzle in Arthur Penn’s neo-noir thriller as they ruthlessly blast their way across the most notorious crime spree in American history. Featuring one of the most shocking ending sequences ever filmed. Color, 111 minutes, 35mm.

Friday May 10, 2024

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    The Hitch-Hiker (RKO Radio Pictures, 1953)

    Friday
    May 10, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Ida Lupino directed and co-wrote this nail-biting thriller based on a true-to-life 1950 crime spree. Two friends on a fishing trip are taken hostage by an escaped convict and forced to endure a harrowing drive across the Baja California Desert. Edmond O’Brien and Frank Lovejoy star. Black & White, 71 minutes, 35mm.

Saturday May 11, 2024

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    Jumanji (TriStar Pictures, 1995)

    Saturday
    May 11, 2024
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Packard Campus Theater
    If only Alan (Robin Williams) had read the instructions more clearly, he would have known the board game Jumanji was for keeps! One bad roll trapped him in a magical jungle for 26 years! When Jenny (Kristen Dunst) finds the game in the attic, her world and Jumanji collide, and she and her brother can finally give Alan the chance to get back home....
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    Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Bros, 2015)

    Saturday
    May 11, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Witness me! After freeing the wives of a merciless warlord, Max and Furiosa battle across a hostile wasteland in a bleak and violent future. Pursued by an unstoppable army, Max and Furiosa are forced to make terrible choices to get themselves to safety. This high-octane action-fueled adventure was nominated for an incredible ten Academy Awards, taking home six. A film that absolutely demands to...

Thursday May 16, 2024

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    Sullivan's Travels (Warner Bros, 1941)

    Thursday
    May 16, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Tired of making lightweight comedies, successful Hollywood director John Sullivan (Joel McCrea) yearns to create a serious film capturing the hardships of poverty. The problem? His privileged background taught him nothing about the struggles of the common man. To gain some experience he takes to the road. . A perfect blend of satire, drama, and slapstick comedy, with a splash of romance. Black and...

Friday May 17, 2024

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    Wild Strawberries - 'Smultronstället' (Svensk Filmindustri, 1957)

    Friday
    May 17, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Released the same year as The Seventh Seal, this introspective masterpiece cemented Ingmar Bergman’s international reputation as a master of cinema. While traveling through the Swedish countryside to accept an honorary degree, aloof and lonely Professor Isak Borg reflects on his life. Through nightmares, memories, and a series of chance meetings, Borg is forced to confront his biggest regrets and deepest fears. Black and...

Thursday May 23, 2024

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    Clue of the New Pin (1961) & Ricochet (1963)

    Thursday
    May 23, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Pickford Theater (LM-302)
    A rare opportunity to see the uncut versions of two taut and concise mystery fables based on the novels of Edgar Wallace which had originally been shortened by 15 min for their U.S. release...

Friday May 24, 2024

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    Vanishing Point (20th Century-Fox, 1971)

    Friday
    May 24, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Presented in a brand-new 4K DCP restoration that can only be seen at the Library of Congress! Restoration specialist Andrew Betzger will be in person to talk about his work with this film. Propelled through Nevada at 200 miles-per-hour, Kowalski is an ex-cop, ex-soldier, ex-race car driver, and ex-lover to many a pretty lady (including screen legend Charlotte Rampling). Hired to drive the beast...

Saturday May 25, 2024

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    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (MGM, 1963)

    Saturday
    May 25, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Hop into a seat and join the crowd on this zany, cameo-crazy treasure hunt through Southern California! The race is on when a dying convict reveals the location of his hidden fortune to a group of madcap motorists who decide their impromptu expedition to find the loot is “every man for himself!” A cast led by Spencer Tracy as (it must be mentioned) Captain...
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    National Lampoon's Vacation (Warner Bros, 1983)

    Saturday
    May 25, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Packard Campus Theater
    The best two weeks of vacation ever! That’s what Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) promises his family when he plans their visit to Walley World, ‘America’s Favorite Family Fun Park’. Should they fly out? Absolutely not! The cross-country drive from Chicago to L.A. is the perfect opportunity for Clark, his wife Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and their two teens (Dana Barron, Anthony Michael Hall) to bond....

Friday May 31, 2024

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    The Vanishing - 'Spoorloos' (Tara Releasing, 1988)

    Friday
    May 31, 2024
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Have you seen Saskia? She’s missing. In this unsettling Dutch thriller, a young couple’s holiday in France comes to a tragic end when she disappears without a trace. Her boyfriend, Rex, embarks on a years-long search driven by an obsession worthy of a Hitchcock film. Uncover the truth about Saskia’s fate and the disturbing forces behind it. You will not soon forget the haunting...

Thursday June 13, 2024

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    The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)

    Thursday
    June 13, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:45 pm EDT
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    Pickford Theater (LM-302)
    A fast-paced screwball comedy with James Cagney as a pilot hired by an oil tycoon to prevent his daughter (Bette Davis) from marrying a band leader...

Thursday June 20, 2024

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    Screening of "Take Me to the River: New Orleans"

    Thursday
    June 20, 2024
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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    Pickford Theater (LM-302)
    "Take Me to the River New Orleans" celebrates the rich musical history, heritage, legacy, and influence of New Orleans and Louisiana. The film pairs legacy musicians with present-day stars, demonstrating the enduring legacy of New Orleans' music scene.