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Press Release
July 30, 1999
Films at the National Archives in September

Washington, DC . . . In September, the National Archives and Records Administration presents film screenings relating to Hispanic Heritage Month and the Washington premiere of the documentary on film preservation, Keepers of the Frame (1999).

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 of 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, September 10—Film Preservation (Washington Premiere)
Keepers of the Frame, released in 1999. Every day our cinematic history fades and shrinks. This new documentary examines the history, science, and struggles of film preservation. The film stresses not only the need to preserve Hollywood classics but also "actualities," newsreels, early films made by African Americans, avant-garde films, ethnographic studies, musical performances, and even amateur home movies. Featuring appearances by Alan Alda, Debbie Reynolds, and Roddy McDowall. Produced by Randy Gitsch. Directed by Mark Mclaughlin. (70 minutes.) Noon and 7 P.M. Theater.

Friday, September 17–Hispanic Heritage Month
The Lemon Grove Incident, released in 1985. This award-winning documentary examines the July 1930 incident in Lemon Grove, CA, when the Mexican American community successfully challenged the school board decision to segregate students. (58 minutes.) Noon. Theater.

Friday, September 24—Hispanic Heritage Month
The Bay of Pigs, released in 1998. Featuring interviews with combat veterans, historians, journalists, and U.S. Government officials, as well as members of the Cuban government and military, this recent documentary presents new perspectives on the notorious attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro in 1962. Produced by Oregon Public Television. (60 minutes.) Noon. Theater.

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

Wednesday, September 8
Keepers of the Frame (70 minutes) Noon.

Thursday, September 16
The Lemon Grove Incident (58 minutes) Noon.

Wednesday, September 22
The Bay of Pigs (60 minutes) Noon.

For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail. Visit the National Archives Home Page on the World Wide Web at


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