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National Archives to Host Free Oscar Pre-Screenings

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From our friends at the National Archives...

Free Pre-Screenings of 87th Academy Award Nominees at the National Archives

Highlighting four categories February 18-22

The National Archives will host free screenings of the 87th Academy Award nominees in four categories - Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film - in its William G. McGowan Theater from Wednesday, February 18 through Sunday, February 22, 2015. This year marks the eleventh consecutive year these screenings have been hosted by the National Archives.

The screenings are presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for Documentary Film at the National Archives and the National Archives Foundation.

New this year! Make reservations for the screenings. Register online at or call 202-357-6814. Theater doors will open 45 minutes prior to start time. Walk-ins without reservations will be admitted 15 minutes prior to start time, depending on available seats. Please note that some films may not be appropriate for general audiences.

The William G. McGowan Theater is located in the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. Metro accessible on Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station. The public should use the Special Event entrance on Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. To verify the date and times of the programs, call the National Archives Public Programs Line at: (202) 357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events on the web

Screening Schedule (subject to availability)

February 18-22
William G. McGowan Theater
11th Annual Showcase of Academy Award-Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects

Documentary Feature Nominees

Wednesday, February 18, 7 PM.
Last Days in Vietnam
Rory Kennedy and Keven McAlester
(98 minutes; unrated)

Thursday, February 19, 7 PM.
Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky
(114 minutes; rated R)

Friday, February 20, 7 PM.
The Salt of the Earth
Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and David Rosier
(110 minutes; rated PG-13)

Saturday, February 21, 7 PM.
Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara
(90 minutes; unrated)

Sunday, February 22, 4 PM.
Finding Vivian Maier
John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
(83 minutes; unrated)

Live Action Short Film Nominees

Saturday, February 21, noon

Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis
(40 minutes; unrated)

Boogaloo and Graham
Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney
(14 minutes; unrated)

Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)
Hu Wei and Julien FĂ©ret
(15 minutes; unrated)

Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger
(25 minutes; unrated)

The Phone Call
Mat Kirkby and James Lucas
(20 minutes; unrated)

Total Running time: 114 minutes.

Animated Short Film Nominees

Saturday, February 21, 3:30 PM.

The Bigger Picture
Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees
(8 minutes; unrated)

The Dam Keeper
Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
(18 minutes; unrated)

Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed
(6 minutes; unrated)

Me and My Moulton
Torill Kove
(14 minutes; unrated)

A Single Life
Joris Oprins
(3 minutes; unrated)

Total Running Time: 49 minutes.

Documentary Short Subject Nominees

Sunday, February 22, 11 AM.

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry
(47 minutes; unrated)

Aneta Kopacz
(45 minutes; unrated)

Our Curse
Tomasz Sliwinski and Maciej Slesicki
(28 minutes; unrated)

The Reaper (La Parka)
Gabriel Serra Arguello
(29 minutes; unrated)

White Earth
J. Christian Jensen
(20 minutes; unrated)

Note: Screenings on Sunday, February 22 will conclude prior to 6:00 PM, to allow attendees to return home to view the 86th Academy Awards live broadcast on the ABC Television Network.