Press Release
Press Release · Monday, October 5, 1998

Press Release
October 5, 1998
Films at the National Archives in November

Washington, DC . . . In November, the National Archives and Records Administration presents free film screenings with topics featuring Native American history, World War II, and Martin Scorsese’s 1978 documentary, The Last Waltz.

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, November 6 -- Native American History Month
Seasons of a Navajo, released in 1985. Ancient customs are juxtaposed with modern life in this critically acclaimed documentary celebrating Navajo heritage. Set against the backdrop of Arizona’s Anasazi ruins and Monument Valley, the film illustrates how the past and present converge on one Navajo family. Produced by KAET. (60 minutes.) Noon. Theater.

Friday, November 13 -- World War II
D-Day to Germany. In 1944, Jack Lieb was one of several journalists who followed the Allied advance across Europe after the Normandy invasion. Working for the newsreel News of the Day, Lieb also shot silent color footage with his own 16mm camera. Twenty-five years later, Lieb recorded spoken narration. Today we present the film footage linked with Lieb’s commentary (both contained in National Archives holdings), which create a unique, personal recollection of that momentous time. Included is rare footage of the pre-invasion gathering of troops and materiel; personalities such as Ernie Pyle, Edward G. Robinson, and Ernest Hemingway; and celebrations after the liberation of Paris. (50 minutes.) Noon. Theater.

Thursday, November 19 -- Anniversary Screening
The Last Waltz, 1978. Released 20 years ago, this documentary is director Martin Scorsese’s brilliantly realized chronicle of The Band’s Thanksgiving 1976 farewell concert. Combining live and studio performance footage with candid interviews with members of The Band, Scorsese created what many critics declare the greatest and most authentic concert film yet made. With Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, and many others. (117 minutes.) 7 P.M. Theater.

College Park, MD Events (For descriptions of College Park films, see above listings)

Wednesday, November 4
Seasons of the Navajo (60 minutes) Noon.

Wednesday, November 11
D-Day to Germany (50 minutes) Noon.

Wednesday, November 18
The Last Waltz (117 minutes) Noon.

For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.


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