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March 30, 1999
Films at the National Archives in May

Washington, DC . . . In May, the National Archives and Records Administration presents film screenings relating to the major exhibition Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives.

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, May 7—Picturing the Century
Uncommon Images: James Van DerZee, released in 1978. This is a portrait of one of the first and foremost photographers of black American life, who set up shop in Harlem at the beginning of the century and spent the next 60 years taking pictures there. A film by Evelyn Barron. (22 minutes.)

Conversations with Roy DeCarava, released in 1984. In 1952, Roy DeCarava became the first black photographer to receive a Guggenhiem fellowship. His images have immortalized such jazz greats as Billie Holliday and John Coltrane. This film is an absorbing chronicle of an important artist's life and work. A film by Carroll Parrot Blue. (28 minutes.) Noon. Theater.

Friday, May 14—Picturing the Century
Forever in Time: The Art of Edward S. Curtis, released in 1990. Ranked among the world's foremost photographers, Edward S. Curtis (1868–1952) is best known for his work documenting Native Americans during the first three decades of this century. This film chronicles Curtis's remark