June 2, 1998
July Films at the National Archives and Records Administration
Washington, DC . . . The National Archives and Records Administration presents several free films during the month of July. 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. The times and dates may be verified by calling the National Archives public events line at (202) 501-5000.
WASHINGTON, DC FILMS
July 10, Friday
*Harry S. Truman, 1884-1972, 1997. This new documentary by Charles Guggenheim traces the life of Harry S. Truman from his birth through his Presidency. Narrated by David McCullough, the film examines Trumanís lengthy courtship of his wife, service in World War I, entry into local politics, election to the U.S. Senate, and rise to the Presidency. Mr. Guggenheim is tentatively scheduled to introduce the screening. (60 minutes.) Noon. Theater.
July 16, Thursday
Titanic Program--Lecture and Film
Walter Lord, author of A Night to Remember, will be interviewed by Judy Edelhoff about his book on the sinking of the Titanic. The book, which has inspired generations of readers to study history, was originally published in 1955. In 1998, it once again became a bestseller. Tonight Mr. Lord will discuss how he wrote the book and introduce the film A Night to Remember. 7 P.M. Theater.
*A Night to Remember, 1958. This meticulously produced adaptation of Walter Lordís book vividly recreates the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 14, 1912. Stars Kenneth More, David McCallum, and Jill Dixon. Directed by Roy Ward Baker. (123 minutes.) 8 P.M. Theater.
July 17, Friday
World War II
*Archival Film: "Any Bonds Today?" Throughout World War II, the U.S. Government produced several short films, often with the cooperation of Hollywood, to persuade Americans to support the war effort by buying bonds. Today we present a selection of these films from the National Archivesí motion picture holdings, including Bonds at War (1943), Skirmish on the Home Front (1943), Who Died? (1944), and This Could Be America (1945). (60 minutes.) Noon. Theater.
July 24, Friday
*Chicago 1968, 1995. Thirty years ago, tensions were high as Democrats met in Chicago to nominate their candidate for President. In the streets outside the convention hall, leaders of the anti-Vietnam War movement clashed with the forces of Mayor Richard J. Daly. This documentary from PBSís The American Experience series chronicles this significant event of the 1960's. Produced by Chana Gazit. (60 minutes.) Noon. Theater.
COLLEGE PARK, MD
JULY 8, Wednesday
*Harry S. Truman, 1884-1972 (60 minutes.) Noon.
JULY 15, Monday
*Archival Film: Any Bonds Today?" (60 minutes.) Noon.
JULY 22, Monday
*Chicago 1968 (60 minutes.) Noon.
For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.