Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2017-2018

All films will be shown in the Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd floor of the Library of Congress James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. (view map) Doors open 30 minutes before screening. For information: call (202) 707-5502. All events are free but require tickets, learn more

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Monster Melodies: from Magic Dances to Audrey Tunes

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018 at 7 PM

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986) | 94 min.
Directed by Frank Oz
Music and Lyrics by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

The movie adaptation of the hit musical features Motown legend Levi Stubbs as a carnivorous plant that wreaks havoc in the hands of a lovestruck Rick Moranis. The film’s dark humor is bolstered by comedy icons Steve Martin and Bill Murray in their only film together. Rated PG-13

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018 at 7 PM

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LABYRINTH (1986) | 101 min.

Directed by Jim Henson
Music by David Bowie and Trevor Jones
As the Goblin King, David Bowie rules over a gigantic kingdom brought to life by colorful characters from Muppets creator Jim Henson. Classic songs from Bowie electrify Jennifer Connelly’s journey to save her baby brother from the King’s clutches at the center of his maze. Rated PG

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018 at 7 PM

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BEETLEJUICE (1988) | 92 min.

Directed by Tim Burton
Music by Danny Elfman
Shortly after their death, Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis arrive in an eerily systematic afterlife constructed by Tim Burton. Horrified by the new family taking over their home, the couple enlists Michael Keaton (as the maniacal poltergeist Betelgeuse, in his favorite of his own films) to help banish them. Rated PG

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018 at 12 PM

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THE NEVERENDING STORY (1984) | 102 min.

Directed by Wolfgang Petersen
Music by Klaus Doldinger and Giorgio Moroder
A strange book plunges a young boy into the mystical world of Fantasia, where he becomes intertwined with Noah Hathaway’s treacherous journey to save the kingdom from the malevolent force of the Nothing. Rated PG

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018 at 7 PM

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GREMLINS (1984) | 106 min.

Directed by Joe Dante
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
An inventor stumbles upon a cute, fuzzy creature (voiced by Howie Mandel) in Chinatown and takes it as a pet.  But when the specific rules for its care are broken, it spawns countless monstrous clones that plunge a town into chaos. Rated PG