Events at the Library of Congress

Saturday December 3, 2022

Friday December 9, 2022

  • Event | film and video screenings

    "The Ascent" (International Film Circuit, 1977)

    Friday
    December 9, 2022
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Soviet partisans try to survive a cold Russian winter, and do so contending with their German Nazi occupiers. B&W, 117 minutes. Russian & German, with English subtitles.

Saturday December 10, 2022

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    "Doctor Zhivago" (MGM, 1965)

    Saturday
    December 10, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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    Packard Campus Theater
    David Lean’s epic tale of the Russian Revolution but also of loves won and lost during tumultuous times. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie star. Color, 197 minutes.
  • Event | film and video screenings

    "The Thing" (Universal, 1982)

    Saturday
    December 10, 2022
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Director John Carpenter’s favorite film, a sentiment echoed by his admirers. Kurt Russell is a member of a U.S. research station in Antarctica (told you there was snow this month) that battle an alien life form. Color, 109 minutes. R rated.

Friday December 16, 2022

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    Christmas in Connecticut (Warner Bros, 1945)

    Friday
    December 16, 2022
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Barbara Stanwyck’s Christmas will turn into one big lump of coal unless she can navigate her deception. She writes about the perfect housewife, but now must become one for returning war hero Dennis Morgan. B&W, 101 minutes.

Saturday December 17, 2022

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    A Christmas Story (MGM/UA, 1983)

    Saturday
    December 17, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Christmas 1940, the last for America before war takes over the holidays for the next five years. Young Ralphie hopes to get the Christmas present his mother told him was out of the question. Color, 93 minutes.
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    "White Christmas" (Paramount, 1954)

    Saturday
    December 17, 2022
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    Packard Campus Theater
    Two war buddies help out their old commanding officer with a lot of singing and dancing. Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye are the buddies, and Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen are a pair of sisters that jump in and help. Spoiler Alert: Bing will sing “White Christmas”… a couple of times. Color, 120 minutes.