Events at the Library of Congress

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    Pre-Code Double Feature Friday
    April 26, 2019
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Pre-Code refers to the brief era in the American film industry between the widespread adoption of sound in pictures in 1929 and the enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code censorship guidelines, popularly known as the "Hays Code", in mid-1934. Packard Campus Theater

Saturday, April 27, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "National Velvet" (MGM, 1944) Saturday
    April 27, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    This enduring family classic based on the novel by Enid Bagnold was directed by Clarence Brown and stars Elizabeth Taylor as a young girl whose sole ambition to run her horse in the Grand National Steeplechase. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "The Road Back" (Universal, 1937) Saturday
    April 27, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    "The Road Back" was the sequel to Erich Maria Remarque's famous novel "All Quiet on the Western Front." Director James Whale, himself a WWI veteran, intended his film to equal the success of the earlier novel's celebrated 1930 film adaptation, directed by Lewis Milestone and produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. for Universal. Packard Campus Theater

Thursday, May 2, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "I Like it Like That" (Columbia, 1994 – Rated R*) Thursday
    May 2, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    The year-long Contemporary Women Directors series at the Packard Campus Theater continues with this comedy drama about the trials and tribulations of a young Puerto Rican couple: Lisette Linares, a young mother of three, married to Chino, a bicycle messenger, who live in the poverty-stricken New York City neighborhood of the South Bronx. Packard Campus Theater

Friday, May 3, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Mother" (Paramount, 1996) Friday
    May 3, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Debbie Reynolds, in her first leading role in 27 years, steals every scene she’s in as Beatrice Henderson, whose son John (Albert Brooks, who also directed) wants to move back home after his second marriage has ended in divorce. Packard Campus Theater

Saturday, May 4, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Brother Bear" (Disney, 2003) Saturday
    May 4, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Set against the natural grandeur of the Great American Northwest, this animated children’s feature tells the story of a boy named Kenai, whose life takes an unexpected turn when the Great Spirits transform him into a bear - the creature he hates most. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Steel Magnolias" (Columbia, 1989) Saturday
    May 4, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Adapted from the autobiographical off-Broadway hit play by Robert Harling, “Steel Magnolias” is a bittersweet drama laced with comedy that follows five tightly-knit women who congregate at a beauty parlor in a small Louisiana town. Packard Campus Theater

Thursday, May 9, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "The Woman in the Window" (RKO, 1944) Thursday
    May 9, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    In this psychological thriller, an unassuming college professor (Edward G. Robinson) who becomes involved with a beautiful model (Joan Bennett) finds himself ensnared in a web of blackmail, deception, and murder. Packard Campus Theater

Friday, May 10, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "An Evening with Changemaker Ernie Kovacs" Friday
    May 10, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    The Library acquired the Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams Collection in 2015 from Adams’ son Josh Mills, and on May 10 the Packard Campus Theater will commemorate the Kovacs centenary with a program hosted by Mills and Kovacs archivist Ben Model, who curated two “Ernie Kovacs Collection” DVD box sets (2011 and 2012), followed by a May 11 program celebrating Adams’ multifaceted talent. Packard Campus Theater

Saturday, May 11, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Speedy" (Paramount, 1928) Saturday
    May 11, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    “Speedy” was the last silent feature to star Harold Lloyd - and one of his very best. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "An Evening with Edie Adams" Saturday
    May 11, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Edie Adams (1927-2008) may be best known as the Muriel Cigar girl, for her movie roles in “The Apartment” and “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” or for being the widow of actor and comedian Ernie Kovacs. Packard Campus Theater

Thursday, May 16, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Who's Minding the Store" Thursday
    May 16, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
    Determined to break up the engagement between her daughter and a lowly dog walker, a wealthy department store owner gives the fiancé a job at one of her stores and sets him up to fail. Pickford Theater (LM-302)
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Hotel Rwanda" (United Artists, 2004) Thursday
    May 16, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Shown in observance of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, which occurred during the spring of 1994, “Hotel Rwanda” stars Don Cheadle and Sophie Okonedo as hotelier Paul Rusesabagina and his wife Tatiana, and documents their acts to save the lives of his family and more than a thousand other refugees by providing them with shelter in the besieged Hôtel des Mille Collines. Packard Campus Theater

Saturday, May 18, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Oliver!" (Columbia, 1968) Saturday
    May 18, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
    Sir Carol Reed directed this exuberant adaptation of Lionel Bart’s long-running stage musical, which was based on Charles Dickens classic novel, Oliver Twist. Packard Campus Theater

Thursday, May 23, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Whitman in Culpeper" - followed by "Shenandoah" (Universal, 1965) Thursday
    May 23, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    For two months in early 1864, poet, essayist, and journalist Walt Whitman (1819-1892) resided in Culpeper, Virginia, while serving as a volunteer nurse in the Army of the Potomac’s nearby field hospitals. Packard Campus Theater

Thursday, May 30, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Vibrations, 1972 (WNET, 1972) Thursday
    May 30, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Produced for PBS by WNET, “Vibrations” was a Music Magazine program that ran for only one season, (1972-73) and covered a wide assortment of musical genres. Packard Campus Theater

Friday, May 31, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Summer With Monika" (Svensk Filmindustri, 1953) Friday
    May 31, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Inspired by the earthy eroticism of Harriet Andersson in the first of her many roles for him, Ingmar Bergman had a major international breakthrough with this sensual and ultimately ravaging tale of young love. Packard Campus Theater