2014 Press Releases

National Archives Hosts 8th Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute September 23
Press Release · Thursday, September 18, 2014

Washington, DC

Author Craig L. Symonds to introduce special screening of "D-Day Remembered"

The Charles Guggenheim Center for Documentary Film at the National Archives will present a special program and screening of the late Charles Guggenheim’s film, D-Day Remembered, on Tuesday, September 23, at 7 p.m. This event, the annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute, is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. While all public programs at the National Archives are free reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance at Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW.

D-Day Remembered (1994; 52 mins.), Charles Guggenheim’s Academy Award®–nominated nominated documentary of the invasion of Normandy in World War II, uses rare archival films and pictures from British, American, and German archives. Produced by Grace Guggenheim and narrated by historian and author David McCullough, the film also incorporates the voices of over 50 participants. A new 35mm film print courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Academy Film Archive will be shown. The screening will be introduced by naval historian Craig L. Symonds, author of Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings. A book signing will follow the program. This event, the eighth annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Program, is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives.

To verify the date and times of the programs, the public should call the Public Programs Line at: (202) 357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online. The National Archives is fully accessible. To contact the National Archives, please call 202 357-5000 or 1-86-NARA-NARA (TDD) 301-837-0482. National Archives Museum Exhibit Hours are 10 a.m.—5:30 p.m.

The Charles Guggenheim Center for Documentary Film at the National Archives was established in 2004 in honor of the four-time Oscar®–winner and past president of the Foundation for the National Archives. The Center’s mission is to advance public understanding of the process, challenges, and social impact of documentary filmmaking and to promote the education of young people and professionals. The Center is both a living legacy of an internationally acclaimed producer and director and an extension of America's premier resource for documentary film research.

The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent Federal agency that preserves and shares with the public records that trace the story of our nation, government, and the American people. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries, and online at www.archives.gov.

The Foundation for the National Archives is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage, and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy. The Foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world. (www.archivesfoundation.org)

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