Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2018-2019

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

Film poster: All That Jazz

Fraudway Films

Hollywood has long had a lucrative and symbiotic relationship with Broadway, with productions transformed from stage to screen – and vice versa – at a dizzying pace. This series celebrates the often bizarre and always dazzling cinematic spectacles that imagine a Great White Way that doesn’t exist outside of the film. With a selection of much-loved classics and seldom-revived flops, we explore the breadth of the Library’s vast film holdings to give audiences something beyond the usual repertory fare.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019 at 7 PM

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ALL THAT JAZZ | 123 mins.
Bob Fosse, Director

Starring Roy Scheider as Joe Gideon, a character loosely based on the life of
director Bob Fosse, All That Jazz  is a no-holds-barred movie musical that captures the
darker side of Broadway.
Rated R

Film poster: Gold Diggers of 1933

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019 at 7 PM

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GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 | 97 mins.

Mervyn LeRoy, Director
Where else can you hear Ginger Rogers sing “We’re in the Money” in Pig Latin?
See what it takes to write and produce a fake show in the 1930s.
Rated PG

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019 at 7 PM

Film poster: Staying Alive, By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8663009

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STAYING ALIVE | 93 mins.

Sylvester Stallone, Director
This sequel to Saturday Night Fever flopped despite the best efforts of John Travolta
and director Sylvester Stallone, but Frank Stallone’s song “Far From Over” was nominated
for a Golden Globe for best original song, and there are other moments to treasure in
this unusual film. Poster image courtesy of streetswing.com.
Rated PG

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019 at 7 PM

Film poster: Stepping Out

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STEPPING OUT | 106 mins.

Lewis Gilbert, Director
Stepping Out could have been a career-revitalizer for its star Liza Minnelli, but the film
about a crew of tap-dancing misfits never took off. Now is your chance to see actors
like Jane Krakowski and Ellen Greene “step out” in a toe-tapping musical comedy you
may have missed in 1991. Poster image courtesy of Paramount Picture.
Rated PG

The Film Music of Erich Korngold

Film poster: The Sea Hawk

Erich Wolfgang Korngold was a highly respected composer whose film scores influenced generations to follow. While his music for The Adventures of Robin Hood is perhaps his most well-known score, the Library holds prints and scores from many of his films that do not get screened as frequently, and this film series will offer the public an unusual opportunity to see them on film, as they were originally presented. The series draws on two collections: the Erich Korngold collection in the Music Division, which contains holograph manuscript materials related to each of these films, and the 35mm film print collection of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, which has excellent prints of each of the selected films. 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019 at 7 PM

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THE SEA HAWK | 127 mins.

Michael Curtiz, Director
Korngold was nominated for an Academy Award for his rousing score to this film Featuring a swashbuckling Errol Flynn as privateer Geoffrey Thorpe, this film is one of the great pirate romances of the time. Image courtesy of IMDb.
Not Rated

Film poster: Kings Row

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019 at 7 PM

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KINGS ROW |  127 mins.

Sam Wood, Director
Korngold’s rich score adds to the power of this dark and cynical film about turn-of-the-century America, which includes Ronald Reagan in what many consider to be his best onscreen role. Image courtesy of IMDb.
Not Rated

Film poster: Captain BloodFilm poster: The Goonies

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019 at 12 pm

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Double-Feature
CAPTIAN BLOOD | 119 mins.

Michael Curtiz, Director

THE GOONIES | 114 mins.
Richard Donner, Director

Fans of pirate films know of the connections between these two films, released half a century apart, so it is only natural to present them as a double bill. Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland are featured in Captain Blood, the film that made them household names, in a story that helped to solidify the swashbuckling genre. The now-classic adventure The Goonies, while not scored by Korngold, benefited from the imaginative music of Dave Grusin. Image courtesy of IMDb.
Captain Blood is Not Rated and The Goonies is Rated PG

Film poster: The Sea Wolf

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019 at 7 PM

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THE SEA WOLF | 100 mins.

Michael Curtiz, Director
Our nautical theme continues with The Sea Wolf, one of many film adaptations of Jack London’s novel. Seal your fate with that of the “Ghost” and its mutinous crew as they set sail under a cruel captain. Image courtesy of IMDb.
Not Rated