Movies on Mt. Pony – Schedule for February 2010 – Mt Pony is what I consider one the Piedmonts hidden treasures. Built into Mt Pony in Culpeper, it is a division of the Library of Congress, and houses miles and miles of priceless films and sound recordings. They have an amazing state of the art movie theatre that shows free films, and these films are for the whole family. From classics to kids, there is something for everyone on the Mt Pony schedule. All screenings are FREE. Reservations are encouraged as the shows can ‘sell out’. Call (540) 827-1079 ext. 79994 or (202) 707-9994. Programs are preceded by an informative slide presentation about the film and music selected by the Library’s Recorded Sound Section. Short subjects will be presented before select programs. Titles are subject to change without notice.
The Packard Campus Theater will be closed the weekend preceding President’s Day.
Thursday, February 04 (7:30 pm.)
MRS. MINIVER (MGM, 1942) A British family struggles to survive the first days of World War II. Selected for the National Film Registry in 2009. Directed by William Wyler. With Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon.
Friday, February 05 (7:30 pm.)
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (Universal, 1957) When he mysteriously starts to shrink, a man finds a new world of danger in everyday creatures. Selected for the National Film Registry in 2009. Directed by Jack Arnold. With Grant Williams and Randy Stuart.
Saturday, February 06 (2:00 pm.)
THE MUPPET MOVIE (Associated Film, 1979) Kermit the Frog is persuaded to pursue a career in Hollywood by his agent. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Selected for the National Film Registry in 2009. Directed by James Frawley. With Jim Henson and Frank Oz.
Thursday, February 18 (7:30 pm.)
GRAND HOTEL (MGM, 1932) Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through scandal and heartache. Selected for the National Film Registry in 2007. Directed by Edmund Goulding. With Greta Garbo and John Barrymore and an all-star cast.
Friday, February 19 (7:30 pm.)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (Paramount, 1968)
A mail-order bride enlists an outlaw and a mystery man to help protect her land from a ruthless cattleman. Selected for the National Film Registry in 2009. Directed by Sergio Leone. With Henry Fonda and Charles Bronson.
Saturday, February 20 (7:30 pm.)
STARK LOVE (Paramount, 1927) Cast with amateur actors and filmed in the Great Smoky Mountains, this is an illuminating portrayal of the Appalachian people. Silent film with live musical accompaniment by Andrew Simpson. Selected for the National Film. Registry in 2009. Directed by Karl Brown. With Helen Mundy and Forrest James.
Thursday, February 25 (7:30 pm.)
THE LADY EVE (Paramount, 1941) A lady cardsharp tries to con an eccentric scientist only to fall for him. Selected for the National Film Registry in 1994. Directed by Preston Sturges. With Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda.
Friday, February 26 (7:30 pm.)
THE T.A.M.I. SHOW (AIP, 1964) An unrelenting rock spectacular starring some of the greatest pop performers of the 60s. Filmed before a sold-out crowd at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Selected for the National Film Registry in 2006. Directed by Steve Binder. With Chuck Berry, James Brown, The Rolling Stones & more.
Saturday, February 27 (7:30 pm.)
BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (Columbia, 1957) The Japanese Army forces World War II POWs to build a strategic bridge in Burma. Selected for the National Film Registry in 1997. Directed by David Lean. With William Holden and Alec Guinness.