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October 26, 1995

James Earl Jones in Omaha for National Film Registry Tour

Distinguished actor James Earl Jones will be in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday, November 3, on behalf of the National Film Registry Tour. Mr. Jones and David Francis, Chief of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress will speak to the press about the nationwide tour and the importance of film preservation at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 3, in the Witherspoon Concert Hall, Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge Street.

The tour celebrates American filmmaking and is part of a public awareness campaign by the Library and the National Film Preservation Board to alert Americans to the need to preserve their endangered film heritage. The films were selected from the National Film Registry to illustrate the diversity of American film production and include a broad range of film types, dates and filmmakers.

The National Film Registry was established at the Library in 1988 and recognizes the richness of American filmmaking. Each year the Librarian of Congress James H. Billington adds 25 films to the Registry, based on their aesthetic, historical or cultural importance for the nation.

Joslyn Art Museum is sponsoring the tour in Omaha. Films will be screened November 3 - 5 in the Museum's Witherspoon Concert Hall.

Friday, November 3

8 p.m. - "2001: A Space Odyssey"

Saturday, November 4

10:30 a.m. "My Darling Clementine"
1 p.m. - "City Lights" with "The Great Train Robbery"
3 p.m. - "Dr. Strangelove"
8 p.m. - "Chinatown" with "March of Time: Inside Nazi Germany, 1938"

Sunday, November 5

1:30 p.m. - "Duck Soup" with "Gertie the Dinosaur"
3:30 p.m. - "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"
7 p.m. - "Big Business" with "Raging Bull"

Mr. Jones and Mr. Francis will also speak before the screening of "2001: A Space Odyssey" on Friday.

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PR 95-145
ISSN 0731-3527

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