Events at the Library of Congress

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "King Creole" (Paramount, 1958) Friday
    June 21, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Elvis Presley plays rebellious teenager Danny Fisher who works before and after school to support his impoverished family in a tough New Orleans neighborhood. Packard Campus Theater

Saturday, June 22, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Muppet Treasure Island" (Buena Vista, 1996) Saturday
    June 22, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young orphan who becomes involved with pirate Long John Silver is given the Muppet treatment in this vibrant children's musical. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Beach Blanket Bingo" (American International Pictures, 1965) Saturday
    June 22, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
    Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon star in the fifth (and perhaps best known) installment of a series of slapdash musical comedies set against a Malibu backdrop of surfing, sun worshipping and California teenagers that began with AIP’s “Beach Party” in 1963. Packard Campus Theater

Thursday, June 27, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "The Billy Taylor Show" (WNJU, 1965) Thursday
    June 27, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    This compilation of highlights from The Billy Taylor Show, none of which has been seen since the original broadcasts, includes performances by jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Burrell, Benny Powell, Clark Terry, Grant Green, Yusef Lateef, Jerome Richardson, Randy Weston and more. Packard Campus Theater

Friday, June 28, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "The Hidden Fortress" (Toho, 1958) Friday
    June 28, 2019
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one, “The Hidden Fortress” stars the inimitable Toshiro Mifune as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan’s princess (a fierce Misa Uehara) as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Packard Campus Theater

Saturday, June 29, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "To Each His Own" (Paramount, 1946) Saturday
    June 29, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
    To Each His Own covers 27 years in the life of a woman who loved neither wisely nor well; it begins during the blitz on London. Middle-aged Jody Norris (de Havilland) is an air raid warden along with her confidante Lord Desham (Roland Culver.) When she learns that a handsome US pilot, John Lund, is in town, her thoughts flash back to an earlier... Packard Campus Theater

Thursday, July 11, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Mary Poppins" Thursday
    July 11, 2019
    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
    Alleged to be Walt Disney's personal favorite from all of his many classic films, "Mary Poppins" is based upon a book by P.L. Travers. North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building

Thursday, July 18, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "The Jokers" (Gildor – Scimitar, U.K., 1967) Thursday
    July 18, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
    Romping around "swinging London," Michael Crawford and Oliver Reed, "the best double act since Laurel and Hardy" (Evening Standard), poke fun at the monarchy, the media, and the military – the opening credits have yet to roll as Crawford’s character is expelled from an elite military academy. Pickford Theater (LM-302)
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Beauty and the Beast" Thursday
    July 18, 2019
    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
    Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is an animated, musical retelling of the fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince du Beaumont. North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building

Thursday, July 25, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "League of Their Own" Thursday
    July 25, 2019
    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
    Director Penny Marshall used the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (1943-1954) as a backdrop for this heartfelt comedy-drama. North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building

Thursday, August 1, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Jaws" Thursday
    August 1, 2019
    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
    This now-classic thriller opens on a hot summer weekend in a small coastal New England resort community whose safety and financial livelihood are threatened by an apparent shark attack. North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building

Thursday, August 8, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" Thursday
    August 8, 2019
    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
    Written by Melissa Mathison and directed by Steven Spielberg, this film chronicles the relationship between a young boy (Henry Thomas) and a benevolent alien who is stranded on Earth and trying to find his way back to his home planet. North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building

Thursday, August 15, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Duffy" (Columbia, 1968) Thursday
    August 15, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
    An American ex-pat is hired by two English half-brothers to hijack a boat carrying several million dollars of their father's fortune. Pickford Theater (LM-302)
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Jurassic Park" Thursday
    August 15, 2019
    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
    The concept of people somehow existing in the age of dinosaurs (or dinosaurs somehow existing in the age of people) has been explored in film and on television numerous times. No treatment, however, has ever been done with more skill, flair or popcorn-chomping excitement than this 1993 blockbuster. North Lawn of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building