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As Oscars rapidly approach (see Cesar’s nominee report here) most of you have already seen Juno, No Country for Old Men, Atonement, There will be Blood and other widely released movies of that variety, it is terrific to see that for the fourth year in a row
screenings of the 80th Academy Award-nominated Documentary films will be hosted by the National Archives starting Wednesday, Feb. 20 till big red-carpet day Sunday, Feb. 24, as well as a series of Foreign Language movies at the National Georgraphic, starting tomorrow.

The agenda is as follows:
Twenty-four films, from categories such as Documentary Feature and Animated Short Film, will be shown (for free) in the National Archives Building, featuring everything from Sicko (on the 20th, at 7pm), to War/Dance to No End in Sight.

full program details here

+ five films in the Foreign Language category will be featured at National Geographic Live (these start on Thursday, Feb. 14) including entries from Russia, Israel, Poland, Kazakhstan and Austria

full program details here here

Tickets to films in the National Archives are free, and a show at National Geographic Live is $7—which mean you get to view great films (at least in the opinion of the Academy) for less than box-office (even matinee) price!


National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 1.866.272.6272
National Geographic Live, 1600 M St. NW, 202.857.7700