September 9, 1998
Films at the National Archives in October
Washington, DC . . . In October the National Archives and Records Administration celebrates John Glennís return to space with a public programs series focusing on space exploration that includes two film screenings. Other film topics are Japanese-American relocation during World War II and the Russian Revolution.
The screenings will be held in the theater of the National Archives Building, Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW and in the auditorium the National Archives at College Park, which is located at 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD. All programs are free and open to the public. Free parking is available at the National Archives at College Park. The times and dates may be verified by calling the National Archives public events line at (201) 501-5000. The hearing impaired should call TDD (202) 501-5404 for information.
Please Note: The theater at the downtown National Archives Building is equipped with a system that allows the hearing-impaired to use a set of headphones, or neck loop and a small receiver, to enhance the volume of the public address system. Visitors may request these devices in the projection booth.
Washington, DC, Events
Friday, October 9 -- World War II
Archival Film: Japanese Relocation. During the Second World War, thousands of Americans of Japanese descent (two-thirds of them U.S. citizens) were forced to leave their homes, farms, and businesses to spend the duration of the war in "relocation" camps located in the American interior. This selection of short films from the motion picture holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration document the relocation. Included are Japanese Relocation and Challenge to Democracy, both released in 1943. (60 minutes.) Noon. Theater.
Friday, October 16 -- Russian Revolution
October (Ten Days that Shook the World), released in 1928. Produced 70 years ago, this landmark film directed by pioneering Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein used historical reenactments filmed on actual locations to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution. Silent with musical score. (102 minutes.) Noon. Theater.
Thursday, October 22 -- Space Exploration
For All Mankind, released in 1989. This critically acclaimed documentary combines archival footage with voice-over narration and astronaut interviews to tell the story of NASAís Apollo program. Directed by Al Reinert. (80 minutes.) Noon. Theater.
Friday, October 23 -- Space Exploration
Thatís All There Is, released in 1997. In conjunction with former astronaut Alan Beanís lecture (Oct. 22), the National Archives presents episode 7 of the Home Box Office miniseries, From the Earth to the Moon, which dramatizes Beanís Apollo 12 mission to the moon. Stars Dave Foley, Paul McCrane, and Dick Gordon. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. (60 minutes.) Noon.
College Park, MD, Events (For descriptions of College Park films, see above listings)
Tuesday, October 6
Archival Film: Japanese Relocation. (60 minutes.) Noon.
Wednesday, October 14
October (Ten Days That Shook the World). (102 minutes.) Noon.
Wednesday, October 21
For All Mankind. (80 minutes.)Noon.
For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.