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Spielberg Film Fest: Saving Private Ryan
  • Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
  • Time: 12:00 am
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater

The Foundation for the National Archives has named director Steven Spielberg as the 2013 recipient of its Records of Achievement Award in recognition of his film legacy, which has brought to life defining moments of our nation’s history. In commemoration of this award and in collaboration with DreamWorks Studios, the National Archives is screening four of his critically acclaimed films.

Nominated for 11 Academy Awards®, Saving Private Ryan (1998; 169 minutes; rated R) is an explosive WWII drama in which Private James Ryan becomes the object of a desperate and dangerous rescue mission in war-torn Germany after authorities learn his three other brothers already have been killed in combat. The cast includes Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon, Ted Danson, Paul Giamatti, and Dennis Farina.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations accepted. Free tickets are distributed at the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue, starting 60 minutes prior to start time.

The Foundation for the National Archives is proud to sponsor this public film festival through the support of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc. The Gala and Records of Achievement Award Ceremony is made possible by AT&T and the generous support of the Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, Governor Jim Blanchard and Janet Blanchard, and Marvin F. Weissberg.