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Press Release ยท Tuesday, March 9, 1999

Press Release
March 9, 1999
Films at the National Archives in April

Washington, DC . . . In April, the National Archives and Records Administration presents film screenings in celebration of the centennial of Duke Ellington's birth and 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, April 9—Picturing the Century A Great Day in Harlem, released in 1995. In the summer of 1958, a group of jazz masters including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, and many others gathered on a Harlem street to be photographed for an Esquire magazine article. The story behind this momentous gathering and photograph is recalled in this Academy Award-nominated documentary. Directed by Jean Bach. This film series is being shown in conjunction with the new exhibit, "Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives." The audience may view the exhibit following the film. (60 minutes.) Noon. Theater.

Thursday, April 15—Picturing the Century Koyaanisqatsi, released in 1983. A spellbinding, unconventional film, Koyaanisqatsi (a Hopi word for "life out of balance") uses slow-motion and time-lapse photography to present remarkable American vistas, both natural and man-made. Without narration and featuring the music of composer Phi