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The Lady Bird Diaries
  • Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives

This groundbreaking all-archival documentary film (2023; 100 mins) by Dawn Porter uses the 123 hours of personal audio diaries that First Lady Lady Bird Johnson recorded during her husband’s administration. The film reveals Lady Bird as an astute observer of character and culture and a savvy political strategist. It recasts her crucial role in LBJ’s Presidency and brings viewers behind the scenes of one of the most tumultuous and consequential periods in modern American history. Presented in participation with the DC/DOX Documentary Film Festival. Mark A. Lawrence, Director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum, will give opening remarks.

This program is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation