September 26, 2002
Films at the National Archives in November and December
Washington, DC . . . In November and December the National Archives and Records Administration presents film screenings with topics relating Veterans Day, Native American History Month, and Pearl Harbor.
The screenings will be held in Room 105 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 unless otherwise noted. 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.
Washington, DC Films
Friday, November 8Veterans Day
War Letters, 2001. Without narration, this poignant documentary presents personal correspondence about the human side of combat, from the American Revolution to the Gulf War. The letters are supplemented by archival footage and photographs, evocative re-creations, and images of those who wrote and received them. Produced by Robert Kenner. (60 minutes.) Noon.
Friday, November 22Native American History Month
Archival Film: Native Americans. In commemoration of Native American History Month, the National Archives presents selected rare short subjects and documentaries from its motion picture holdings related to Native Americans. Included will be films produced by the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the United States Information Agency. (Approximately 60 minutes.) Noon.
Friday, December 6Pearl Harbor
December 7th, 1942. Today the National Archives presents the rarely seen 85-minute version of John Ford's documentary on the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Photographed by legendary cinematographer Gregg Toland (Citizen Kane), the film features re-creations of the attack using miniatures and rear-screen photography. (85 minutes.) Noon.
College Park, MD Films
(For descriptions of the College Park films, see previous listings)
Tuesday, November 12
War Letters (60 minutes.) Noon.
Monday, November 25
Archival Film: Native Americans (Approximately 60 minutes.) Noon.
Monday, December 9
December 7th (85 minutes.) Noon.
For PRESS information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.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: www.archives.gov/about_us/calendar_of_events/index.html