Events at the Library of Congress

  • Event | film and video screenings
    June at Packard Campus Theater Friday
    June 1, 2018
    7:30 pm -
    Saturday
    June 23, 2018
    10:00 pm EDT
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    To coincide with “Baseball Americana,” a major new exhibit at the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building opening on June 29, the Great American Pastime will be celebrated at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater with screenings of nine baseball movies. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | concerts and performances
    "Denny Laine Live" Friday
    August 30, 2019
    7:30 pm - 6:00 am EDT
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    Recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Denny Laine will bring his solo show to the Packard Campus Theater. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | courses and workshops
    "Mostly Lost" Film Festival Wednesday
    June 13, 2018
    8:30 am - 9:30 pm EDT
    9:00 am - 8:30 pm EDT
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    A cinematic treasure hunt for “Mostly Lost” films will take place over a three-day period that includes workshops and film screenings, all happening at the Library’s Packard Campus in Culpeper, Va. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "An Evening with Changemaker Ernie Kovacs" Friday
    May 10, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    The Library acquired the Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams Collection in 2015 from Adams’ son Josh Mills, and on May 10 the Packard Campus Theater will commemorate the Kovacs centenary with a program hosted by Mills and Kovacs archivist Ben Model, who curated two “Ernie Kovacs Collection” DVD box sets (2011 and 2012), followed by a May 11 program celebrating Adams’ multifaceted talent. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "I Like it Like That" (Columbia, 1994 – Rated R*) Thursday
    May 2, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    The year-long Contemporary Women Directors series at the Packard Campus Theater continues with this comedy drama about the trials and tribulations of a young Puerto Rican couple: Lisette Linares, a young mother of three, married to Chino, a bicycle messenger, who live in the poverty-stricken New York City neighborhood of the South Bronx. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Saturday Night Live Celebrates the Holidays" (NBC) Thursday
    December 20, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    Featuring comedy sketches and musical performances that both spoof and celebrate the holidays, this unique program of clips from NBC’s long-running late-night live variety show was specially curated for this screening from the Library of Congress’ television collection. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    Häxan (UFA, 1922) Saturday
    October 20, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    This Swedish-Danish documentary-style horror film written and directed by Benjamin Christensen is a study of how superstition and the misunderstanding of diseases and mental illness could lead to the hysteria of the witch-hunts. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    Frankenweenie (Walt Disney, 2012) Saturday
    October 27, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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    A boy named Victor loses his dog, a Bull Terrier named Sparky, and uses the power of electricity to resurrect him – but is then blackmailed by his peers into revealing how they too can reanimate their deceased pets and other creatures, resulting in mayhem. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    The Ghost Ship (1943) Thursday
    November 29, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    RKO horror producer Val Lewton teamed with director Mark Robson for this psychological thriller starring Richard Dix as a power-crazy captain of a merchant ship. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "The Kids Are All Right" (Focus Features, 2010 – rated R*) Thursday
    June 20, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Annette Bening and Julianne Moore star as Nic and Jules, an upper middle class, same sex couple raising two teenaged children, Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), each conceived by the same anonymous sperm donor. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "King Creole" (Paramount, 1958) Friday
    June 21, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Elvis Presley plays rebellious teenager Danny Fisher who works before and after school to support his impoverished family in a tough New Orleans neighborhood. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Love and Basketball" (New Line Cinema, 2000) Saturday
    December 1, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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    A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this sports drama. Quincy (Omar Epps) and Monica (Sanaa Lathan) grow up next door to each other playing basketball, fighting and eventually falling in love. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Mr. Sardonicus" (Columbia, 1961) Thursday
    December 6, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    Prolific and innovative filmmaker William Castle, best known for his promotional gimmicks in a string of popular low-budget thrillers such as “House on Haunted Hill” & “The Tingler” (both 1959) and “Homicidal” (1961), made a departure from his usual horror formula with “Mr. Sardonicus,” a serious Gothic tale set in Europe during the 19th Century. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Pearl Harbor" (Buena Vista Pictures, 2001) Friday
    December 7, 2018
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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    Set during the events surrounding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the fictional story follows two lifelong friends Rafe McCawley (Ben Affleck) and Danny Walker (Josh Hartnett), both first lieutenants under the command of Major Jimmy Doolittle, and their relationship with nurse Lieutenant Evelyn Johnson (Kate Beckinsale). Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "The Seventh Seal" (Janus, 1957) Friday
    December 14, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges the Grim Reaper to a fateful game of chess. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "The Blues Brothers" (Universal, 1980) Saturday
    December 8, 2018
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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    John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star as Jake and Elwood Blues, characters they developed on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "The Polar Express" (Warner Bros., 2004) Saturday
    December 15, 2018
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
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    A young boy's faith in the holiday spirit is revived after he makes his way by a magical train to the North Pole on Christmas Eve in this warm-hearted fantasy based on Chris Van Allsburg's award-winning 1985 children's book. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Last Holiday" (Paramount, 2006) Saturday
    December 15, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    Queen Latifah in one of her best roles, stars in this romantic comedy-drama set during the Christmas holidays as the reticent Georgia Byrd, who just manages to get by on her department store clerk salary. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "It's a Wonderful Life" (RKO, 1946) Saturday
    December 22, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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    Director Frank Capra created a holiday favorite with this story of a once ambitious young man George Bailey (James Stewart) who sacrifices personal adventure to stand up against the despot Mr. Potter who tyrannizes his small hometown (Lionel Barrymore). Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Nothing But a Man" (Cinema V, 1964) Friday
    April 12, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    A groundbreaking work filmed during the tumult of the mounting civil rights movement, this independent film tells the story of Duff Anderson (Ivan Dixon), a proud railroad worker from the wrong side of the tracks who marries a preacher’s genteel schoolteacher daughter Josie (Abbey Lincoln). Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "M" (Columbia, 1951) Saturday
    April 13, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Joseph Losey stylishly reinterprets Fritz Lang's disturbing 1931 masterpiece about a child killer whose crimes forge an unlikely alliance between the underworld and police. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Time Out for Rhythm" (Columbia, 1955) Thursday
    April 18, 2019
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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    Narcissistic nightclub singer Rosemary Lane nearly succeeds in breaking up the successful talent agency of Rudy Vallee and Richard Lane, who eventually reteam to promote their hot new discovery as the headliner in a new variety show: Rosemary’s former maid, tap-dancing prodigy Ann Miller. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "National Velvet" (MGM, 1944) Saturday
    April 27, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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    This enduring family classic based on the novel by Enid Bagnold was directed by Clarence Brown and stars Elizabeth Taylor as a young girl whose sole ambition to run her horse in the Grand National Steeplechase. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Steel Magnolias" (Columbia, 1989) Saturday
    May 4, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Adapted from the autobiographical off-Broadway hit play by Robert Harling, “Steel Magnolias” is a bittersweet drama laced with comedy that follows five tightly-knit women who congregate at a beauty parlor in a small Louisiana town. Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "The Woman in the Window" (RKO, 1944) Thursday
    May 9, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    In this psychological thriller, an unassuming college professor (Edward G. Robinson) who becomes involved with a beautiful model (Joan Bennett) finds himself ensnared in a web of blackmail, deception, and murder. Packard Campus Theater