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Washington/Canadian-Media: The Library of Congress (LoC) will host its fourth annual “LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn” from July 8 to Aug 15 by presenting a series of five iconic films from the Library’s National Film Registry, on the north lawn of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, across the street from the U.S. Capitol, LoC reports said.
The Library of Congress will host its fourth annual “LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn” outdoor film festival this summer, starting on July 8. Image credit: LoC
Although tickets are not required by the attendees to gather on the lawn beginning at 6:30 pm for these outdoor film screenings, but capacity will be limited.
LoC recommends that the attendees wear masks when they are unable to maintain social distance. Each group of attendees will be assigned a seating location that is at least 6 feet apart from other attendee groups.
The scheduled films include:
The north lawn of the Jefferson Building located between the Supreme Court and the Jefferson Building at 10 First St., SE (running the length of East Capitol Street between First and Second streets, SE), provides a magnificent space for people to watch films in the shadows of the U.S. Capitol Building.
As required by the National Film Preservation Act, after conferring with members of the National Film Preservation Board (NFPB) and a cadre of Library specialists, the Librarian of Congress selects 25 “culturally, historically or aesthetically”, showcasing diversity America’s film heritage to encourage support for its preservation and presents these to the National Film Registry 25.
The films must be at least 10 years old. Thousands of public nominations are also considered.
As the world’s largest library LoC, the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, offers access to on-site and online creative record of the United States, including extensive materials from around the world.