Events at the Library of Congress

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "High School" (Zipporah Films, 1968) Thursday
    August 22, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Filmmaker Fred Wiseman employed the techniques of a burgeoning documentary style known as direct cinema to capture reality truthfully and without narration. Wiseman roamed freely through Philadelphia's Northeast High School to document students continually clashing with administrators who confuse learning with discipline. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Mary Poppins"
    Event has been rescheduled
    Thursday
    August 22, 2019
    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm EDT
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    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

Friday, August 23, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "L'Avventura" (Janus Films, 1960) Friday
    August 23, 2019
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    “L’avventura” concerns the enigmatic disappearance of a young woman during a yachting trip off the coast of Sicily, and the search taken up by her disaffected lover (Gabriele Ferzetti) and best friend (Monica Vitti, in her breakout role). Antonioni’s controversial international sensation is a gorgeously shot tale of modern ennui and spiritual isolation. Packard Campus Theater

Saturday, August 24, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Jumanji" (TriStar, 1995) Saturday
    August 24, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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    When two siblings discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite into their living room a man who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- and whose only hope for freedom is to finish the game. Packard Campus Theater
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    "The Dark Crystal" (Universal, 1982) Saturday
    August 24, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Jen, the last of the Gelfling race, who is charged with healing the Crystal of Truth after its mutilation ushered in an era of terror at the hands of the wicked Skeksis. Jen must find a missing shard in the observatory of an ancient astronomer before the Skesis are given the power to rule for all eternity. Packard Campus Theater

Thursday, September 19, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Downstairs" (MGM, 1932) Thursday
    September 19, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:17 pm EDT
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    Hired by an Austrian nobleman and his wife, an unscrupulous chauffeur proceeds to exploit both his employers upstairs and the servants downstairs. Pickford Theater (LM-302)