Films at the National Archives in June
Press Release · Wednesday, May 3, 2000
In June, the National Archives and Records Administration presents film screenings relating to the G.I. Bill, 50's pop culture and the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War.
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 at the National Archives at College Park, 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 Films
Friday, June 9-Treasures of Congress
The G.I. Bill, released in 1997. On June 22, 1944, two weeks after D-day, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the G.I. Bill of Rights, which provided education and benefits for those who served in the military during World War II. Produced by Thirteen/WNET, New York. (60 minutes.) Noon. Theater.
Thursday, June 15 & Friday, June 16-Picturing the Century
The Atomic Café, released in 1982. This critically acclaimed documentary compiles footage from U.S. Government and educational films to present a chilling, sometimes humorous exploration of the atomic age and 1950s pop culture. A film by Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty, and Jayne Loader. (88 minutes.)
Thursday, June 15, 7 P.M. Theater.
Friday, June 16, Noon. Theater.
Friday, June 23-Archival Film: The Korean War
Today, selections from the motion picture holdings of the National Archives relating to the Korean War will be presented.
One Year in Korea, released in 1951. This joint production of the State Department and the United States Information Agency chronicles the first year of the Korean War. (21 minutes.)
The Crime of Korea, released in 1950. The Department of Defense produced this promotional film to encourage the buying of war bonds. (12 minutes.)
One Who Came Back, released in 1951. This war bond promotional film demonstrates how bonds helped in the rehabilitation of a soldier injured in the war. (28 minutes.) Noon. Theater.
Friday, June 30-Archival Film: The Korean War
Three selections from the March of Time relating to the Korean War:
The Gathering Storm, released in 1950. Compares preparations for the Korean War with those from World War II. (17 minutes.)
War in Korea, released in 1952. A comprehensive look at the history of U.S. involvement in Korea. (28 minutes.)
Korea: The Long Road to Peace, released in 1953. (28 minutes.) Noon. Theater.
College Park, MD Films
(For descriptions of College Park films, see prior listings)
Monday, June 5
The G.I. Bill. (60 minutes.) Noon. Auditorium.
Monday, June 12
The Atomic Café. (88 minutes.) Noon. Auditorium.
Monday, June 19
Archival Film: The Korean War. (61 minutes.) Noon. Auditorium.
Monday, June 26
Archival Film: The Korean War. (73 minutes.) Noon. Auditorium.
For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.
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