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    White House Student Film Festival

    President Obama hosted the annual White House Student Film Festival, which included short films made by K-12 students on the theme “The Impact of Giving Back.”

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    Book Discussion on Celluloid Wars

    Professor Stephen Curley talked about his book, Celluloid Wars: A Guide to Film and the American Experience of War, about American cinema’s portrayal of war and its effect on…

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    After Words with Allan Ryskind

    Allan Ryskind, son of Marx Brothers screenwriter Morris Ryskind, talked about his book, Hollywood Traitors: Blacklisted Screenwriters - Agents of Stalin, Allies of Hitler, about the…

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    April 1965 Universal Newsreel

    This April 8, 1965, Universal Newsreel is a report on the 37th Academy Awards and scenes of the Best Actor and Best Actress receiving their statuettes.

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    Open Phones on The Birth of a Nation

    Dick Lehr and Hari Jones spoke about the 1915 silent film The Birth of a Nation, and responded to viewer questions and comments. Mr. Lehr is the author of The Birth of A Nation:…

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    The Birth of a Nation, Intermission

    During an intermission of a showing of the motion picture The Birth of a Nation an interview about the film with Mike Mashon, head of the Moving Image Section of the Library of Congress,…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Does the film American Sniper glorify war?” There were also calls from viewers who identified themselves as…

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    Q&A with Dick Lehr

    Dick Lehr talked about his book, The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America’s Civil War, about the 1915 movie of the same title. The…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on whether they planned to see the Sony Pictures film The Interview. Sony had cancelled the December 25, 2014, release of the film following a…

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    Conservative Critique of Political Messages in Pop Culture

    Adam Guillette talked about the Moving Picture Institute and the films it produces, which focus on conservative issues, liberty, government waste, and corruption. Mr. Guillette…

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    Sony Pictures Cyberattack

    Gordon Chang talked about the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, which has been linked to North Korea, as well as what’s ahead for North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Topic included the…

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    Sony Pictures Cyberattack

    Wall Street Journal reporter Devlin Barrett spoke by phone about the Obama administration’s response to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, which was linked to North Korea.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on North Korea’s suspected involvement in the hack on Sony Pictures. Devlin Barrett spoke by phone about the Obama…

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    Historical Accuracy of the Movie Lincoln

    Matthew Pinsker talked about Stephen Spielberg’s film, Lincoln, analyzing what was fact and what was Hollywood fiction. Professor Pinsker spoke about the historical significance of the…

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    Slavery and Cinema

    Panelists talked about the evolution of slavery as depicted in film since the 1930s. They spoke about how filmmakers have framed the idea of slavery, how portrayals of race relations and…

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    President Obama on Jobs and the Economy

    President Obama spoke at DreamWorks Studios in Glendale, California, about the state of the economy. In his remarks he criticized Republicans in Congress for obstructionism and praised…

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    Early Motion Pictures

    Mike Mashon, head of the Moving Image Section of the Library of Congress, toured the Library of Congress Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia, and talked about the “Paper Print…

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    Book Discussion on When Hollywood Was Right

    Don Critchlow talked about his book, When Hollywood Was Right: How Movie Stars, Studio Moguls and Big Business Remade American Politics, in which he looks at the history of the Conservative…

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    Rob Reiner Remarks

    Film director Rob Reiner talked about his career in Hollywood, marriage equality, climate change, immigration reform, guns rights and violent movies. He also talked about why he…

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    Chris Dodd on the Motion Picture Industry

    Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), talked about the state of the motion picture industry and the challenges presented by new and changing…

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