(Disney, 1937) Walt Disney’s groundbreaking “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”—the first American animated feature film and a warm and joyful rendition of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale—is still in a class by itself. In addition to winning an Honorary Academy Award as a “significant screen innovation, which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field,” the film was also nominated for best musical score. The animated classic was named to the National Film Registry in the registry’s inaugural year, 1989. 2 P.M. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.
(Paramount Pictures, 1997) A fictional romance between first class passenger Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) and impoverished itinerant artist Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) is set on the 1912 ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S Titanic. The story is told in flashback by the 102-year-old Rose (Gloria Stuart) when she is taken to the site of the ship wreck by American treasure-seeker Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton). Director James Cameron and his crew shot the actual shipwreck in the Atlantic Ocean in a series of high risk dives before he began writing the screenplay. This spectacular epic ranked as the most expensive film in Hollywood history at the time of its release, and became the most successful. “Titanic” garnered fourteen Academy Awards nominations, winning eleven including Best Picture and Best Director. 7:30 P.M. Free, at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater located at 19053 Mt. Pony Rd. in Culpeper, VA. No reservations required. For more information, call 202-707-9994.