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Press Release
August 9, 2007

Free Screening of Presidential Film Favorite Bad Day at Black Rock at the National Archives

Washington, DC…As part of its Presidential Film Favorites series, the National Archives presents a special screening of Bad Day at Black Rock (1955, 81 minutes)on Saturday, September 22, at noon. A favorite film of President John F. Kennedy, Bad Day at Black Rock starring Spencer Tracy, tells the story of a town with a shameful secret and a one-armed stranger who disrupts the citizens by exposing it. The Presidential Film Favorites series is generously supported by Chevy Chase Bank.

The screenings are inspired by the multi-media exhibition “School House to White House: The Education of the Presidents.” “School House to White House” is a family-friendly exhibition focusing on the early education of American Presidents from Herbert Hoover through George W. Bush and features documents and artifacts from the National Archives’ Presidential Libraries. The exhibition runs through January 1, 2008 in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC Exhibit Hall Summer hours (through Labor Day) are 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Fall/Winter hours are 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily.

The screening is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater located in the National Archives Building on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, DC. Use the National Archives Building Special Events entrance on the corner of 7th Street and Constitution Avenue.

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For Press information contact the Public Affairs office at 202-357-5300. For information about National Archives Public Programs, call 202-357-5000, or view our Calendar of Events online.

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