October 30, 2000
Films at the National Archives in December
Washington, DC . . . In December, the National Archives and Records Administration presents film screenings relating to Pearl Harbor and NARA's exhibition "Picturing the Century."
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 at the National Archives at College Park, 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 Films
Friday, December 8-Pearl Harbor
*December 7th, released in1942. The National Archives presents the rarely seen 85-minute version of John Ford's documentary on the attack on Pearl Harbor. Due to official objections to some of the ideas expressed in the film, it was cut down to shorter versions, before being released to the public (the 20-minute version won an Academy Award in 1943). Produced by the Naval Photographic Branch, Office of Strategic Services. (85 minutes.) Noon. Theater.
Friday, December 15-Picturing the Century
*Picture Power, released in 1998. This episode of the PBS series People's Century examines how the invention of television enabled the entire world to share experiences such as the civil rights movement, the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, and the moon walks. Produced by WGBH Boston. (60 minutes.) Noon. Theater.
College Park, MD Films
(For descriptions of the College Park films, see above listings)
Monday, December 11
December 7th (85 minutes.) Noon. Auditorium.
Monday, December 18
Picture Power (60 minutes.) Noon. Auditorium.
For PRESS information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700. To verify the date and times of the programs, the public should call the Public Events Line at: 202-501-5000, or view the Calendar of Events on the web at: http://www.archives.gov/about_us/calendar_of_events/index.html.