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Library of Congress film series
Are you a fan of great movies? Then head to Culpeper, at the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation, 19053 Mount Pony Road, next month for some great classic buddy flicks, from Laurel and Hardy’s “Block-heads” to “Toy Story.”
You can catch some brilliant films in a beautiful setting in July. Not only will you see great movies on the big screen, but it’s free.
Please reserve your seat in advance, because they can fill up. Info: 540/827-1079, ext. 79994; loc.gov/avconservation/theater.
THURSDAY, JULY 5, 7:30 P.M.
“Working Girl” (1988): When a secretary’s idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back—with the help of a man she just happens to fall in love with. Rated R. With Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver. Romantic comedy. Color.
FRIDAY, JULY 6, 7:30 P.M.
“The Clock” (1945): A lonely G.I. en route to Europe falls in love with an office worker during a two-day leave in New York City. With Judy Garland and Robert Walker. Romantic drama. Black-and-white.
SATURDAY, JULY 7, 7:30 P.M.
“The Omega Man” (1971): An Army doctor struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race. With Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe and Rosalind Cash. Science-fiction thriller. Color.
SUNDAY, JULY 8, 7:30 P.M.
“Her Sister from Paris” (1925): When a husband begins to lose interest in his wife, the arrival of her twin, a dancer and “woman of the world,” provides just the impetus to reinvigorate their relationship. With Constance Talmadge and Ronald Colman. Silent romantic comedy with live musical accompaniment. Black-and-white.
TUESDAY, JULY 10, 7:30 P.M.
“Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” (1927): A married farmer falls under the spell of a loose woman from the city, which threatens to destroy his family. (The only film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production.) With George O’Brien, Janet Gaynor and Margaret Livingston. Silent romantic drama with live musical accompaniment. Black-and-white.
THURSDAY, JULY 12, 7:30 P.M. “The Stooge” (1952): An egotistical singer learns the hard way just how important his stooge is
to his success. With Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Comedy–drama musical. Black-and-white.
FRIDAY, JULY 13, 7:30 P.M.
“Captain Blood” (1935): After being unjustly sentenced to prison, a doctor escapes and becomes a notorious pirate. With Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill and Basil Rathbone. Action–adventure–romance. Black-and-white.
SATURDAY, JULY 14, 7:30 P.M.
“Rosemary’s Baby” (1968): A young woman fears the baby she is carrying is the son of Satan. With Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes and Ruth Gordon. Horror–mystery. Color. Rated R.
THURSDAY, JULY 19, 7:30 P.M.
“The Bob Mathias Story” (1954): The story of the first man to win two Olympic gold medals in the decathlon. With Bob Mathias and Ward Bond. Sports biography. Black-and-white.
FRIDAY, JULY 20, 7:30 P.M.
“Tokyo Olympiad” (1965): Cameras capture both audience and athletes attending the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, from opening to closing ceremonies. English language narrator, Jack Douglas. Sports documentary. Color.
SATURDAY, JULY 21, 7:30 P.M.
“Without Limits” (1998): Screen biography of record-setting University of Oregon runner Steve Prefontaine, who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich before his early death at age 24 in a car accident. With Billy Crudup, Donald Sutherland and Monica Potter. Sports biography. Color.
THURSDAY, JULY 26, 7:30 P.M.
“Block-heads” (1938): Twenty years after the Armistice, doughboy Stan Laurel continues guarding a trench in France—simply because no one told him the war was over. After his rescue, Stan is taken in by his old pal Oliver Hardy and his formidable wife, and chaos ensues. With Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Minna Gombell and Billy Gilbert. Comedy. Black-and-white.
FRIDAY, JULY 27, 7:30 P.M.
“Loves of a Blonde” (1965): A teenage working girl in a small Czech town falls for a handsome piano player and travels to Prague to find him after he leaves her. With Hana Brejchova and Vladimir Pucholt. Romantic comedy–drama. In Czech with English subtitles. Color.
SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2 P.M.
“Toy Story” (1995): A cowboy toy is profoundly threatened
and made jealous when a fancy spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy’s room. With the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. Animated family comedy. Color.