Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2019-2020

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

In addition to the films listed here, the Library offers regularly scheduled free screenings in the Mary Pickford Theater in Washington, DC and the Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, Virginia.

A Year of Change: Best Picture Nominees of 1968

An eclectic group of films that reflect the general unease of their era, the five Best Picture nominees of 1968 present—through both music and image—a kaleidoscopic view of American life.

Film poster: In the Heat of the Night

Please note: No one age 17 or under will be admitted without a parent to R-rated films.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020 at 7 PM

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IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967) | 110 mins.

Norman Jewison, Director
Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger star in this Best Picture-winning film,
a racially-charged crime drama set in small-town Mississippi.
NR

Film poster: Bonnie and Clyde

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020 at 7 PM

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BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) | 111 mins.

Arthur Penn, Director
There is something quintessentially American about romanticized crime, and this classic film featuring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty shares the sensational tale of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow and the consequences of their crime spree.
Rated R (No one age 17 or under will be admitted without a parent to R-rated films.)

Film poster: Doctor Dolittle

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020 at 12 PM

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DOCTOR DOLITTLE (1967) | 152 mins.

Richard Fleischer, Director
Enter the fantastic world of a veterinarian (Rex Harrison) who can directly communicate with his charges. Appropriately enough, Leslie Bricusse won an Oscar for his song “Talk to the Animals.”
Rated PG

Film poster: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 at 7 PM

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GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNNER (1967) | 108 mins.

Stanley Kramer, Director
Another contender for Best Picture, Stanley Kramer’s film addressed the then-controversial subject of interracial marriage in a work that garnered Oscars for Best Screenplay (William Rose) and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Katharine Hepburn).
NR

Film poster: The Graduate

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020 at 7 PM

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THE GRADUATE (1967) | 106 mins.

Mike Nichols, Director
Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft star in this generational favorite about uncertain futures and the unplanned paths life can take. With a soundtrack featuring the songs of Simon and Garfunkel and additional music by Dave Grusin, The Graduate takes us back to “The Sound of Silence.”
NR