Concerts from the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 2014-2015
Pride in the Library: FILM - Paris is Burning

THURSDAYS, JULY 13-AUGUST 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM

North Lawn, Thomas Jefferson Building,
10 First Street SE
Free, tickets available, but not required

The Library of Congress is presenting a special outdoor film festival this summer to showcase several modern classics that have been added to the Library’s National Film Registry. The six-film series—“LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn”—will be presented on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. from July 13 through August 17 on the north lawn of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, across the street from the U.S. Capitol.

THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM (ET) - Film begins at sunset

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"The Princess Bride" (20th Century-Fox, 1987)

A grandfather reads a fairy tale to his sick grandson about stable-boy-turned-pirate Wetsley and his journey to rescue his true love, Buttercup, from the evil Prince Humperdinck. "The Princess Bride" was added to the National Film Registry in 2016.

THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017 at 8:00 PM (ET) - Film begins at sunset

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"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (Paramount, 1986)

The late John Hughes achieved a career high point with this funny, heartfelt tale of teenage wiseacre (Matthew Broderick) whose day playing hooky leads not only to a host of comic misadventures but also, ultimately, to self-realization for him and his friends. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" was added to the National Film Registry in 2014. 

THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017 at 8:00 PM (ET) - Film begins at sunset

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"Raiders of the Lost Ark" (Paramount, 1981)

The first Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) film finds the archaeologist and adventurer hired by the U.S. Government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis do. It was added to the National Film Registry in 1999.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017 at 8:00 PM (ET) - Film begins at sunset

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"Back to the Future" (Universal, 1985)

Writer-director Robert Zemeckis tells the tale of accidental time-traveler Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), who must find his way home after being stranded in 1955. The film was added to the National Recording Registry in 2007.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM (ET) - Film begins at sunset

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"Top Gun" (Paramount, 1986)

The Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer production comprises a deft portrait of mid-1980s America, served up with relentless, pulsating story telling and fighter-plane sequences. "Top Gun" was added to the National Film Registry in 2015. 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM (ET) - Film begins at sunset

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"Ghostbusters" (Columbia, 1984)

Screenplay writers Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murrary star in this comedy as three intrepid parapsychologists in New York City who start a ghost-catching business. "Ghostbusters" was added to the National Film Registry in 2015.