The National Archives will host free screenings of Oscar®-nominated films in four categories -- Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film -- Feb. 20 through Feb. 24, Academy Award® night.
It's the ninth year of the free screenings, presented 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 Foundation for the National Archives.
Documentary screenings will be hosted again this year by film critic Willie Waffle on DC50-TV and on more than 30 radio stations across the country, including WMZQ-FM. Waffle wrote the book "Back Shelf Beauties: Movies You Should Rent When the New Stuff is Gone".
Seating for all screenings (list is below and at www.archives.gov/calendar) is first-come, first-served. Free tickets will be distributed at the National Archives Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW, beginning 60 minutes prior to the start time. Doors of the Archives' William G. McGowan Theater will open 30 minutes prior to start time.
Screening Schedule (subject to availability)
Documentary Feature Nominees
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:00 P.M., Searching for Sugar Man, Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn
Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:00 P.M., The Gatekeepers, Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky, and Estelle Fialon
Friday, Feb. 22, 7:00 P.M., How to Survive a Plague, David France and Howard Gertler
Saturday, Feb. 23, 7:00 P.M., The Invisible War, Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
Sunday, Feb. 24, 4:00 P.M., 5 Broken Cameras, Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
Live Action Short Film Nominees
Saturday, Feb. 23, noon: Asad, Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura; Buzkashi Boys, Sam French and Ariel Nasr; Curfew, Shawn Christensen; Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw), Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele; Henry, Yan England
Animated Short Film Nominees
Saturday, Feb. 23, 3:30 P.M. and 5:00 P.M.: Adam and Dog, Minkyu Lee; Fresh Guacamole, PES; Head over Heels, Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly; Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”, David Silverman; Paperman, John Kahrs
Documentary Short Subject Nominees
Sunday, Feb. 24, 11:00 A.M.: Inocente, Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine; Kings Point, Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider; Mondays at Racine, Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan; Open Heart, Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern; Redemption, Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill
Screenings on Sunday, Feb. 24, will end before 6:00 P.M. to allow time to return home to watch the 85th Academy Awards live broadcast beginning at 8:30 P.M. ET on ABC.