National Archives and Records Administration
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Oscar’s Docs: American Stories from the 1970s
Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m.
The Academy, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives, presented classic Oscar-winning documentaries from the 1970s preserved by the Academy Film Archive. PRINCETON: A SEARCH FOR ANSWERS (1973; 30 minutes), profiles the prestigious university. Directed by Julian Krainin and DeWitt L. Sage, Jr. MARJOE (1972; 88 minutes; rated PG) is a revealing portrait of former child evangelist and faith healer Marjoe Gortner. Directed by Howard Smith and Sarah Kernochan. The screening was introduced by Larry Engel, documentary filmmaker and associate professor of film and media arts, The American University.
Friday, May 31, at noon
THE FLIGHT OF THE GOSSAMER CONDOR (1978; 27 minutes), chronicles the historic flight of the first human-powered flying machine. Directed by Ben Shedd. THE GREAT AMERICAN COWBOY (1973; 89 minutes) goes behind the scenes at the American Rodeo. Directed by Kieth Merrill. The screening was introduced by Larry Engel, documentary filmmaker and associate professor of film and media arts, The American University.