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National Archives Presents Steven Spielberg Film Festival

October 31, 2013

In honor of filmmaker Steven Spielberg, the Foundation for the National Archives’ 2013 Records of Achievement Award recipient, the National Archives will present free public screenings of four Spielberg films.

The Steven Spielberg Film Festival, presented at the Archives’ William G. McGowan Theater in association with DreamWorks Studios, will include screenings of:

Free tickets will be distributed at the Special Events entrance to the National Archives at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, beginning 60 minutes prior to showtime. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served.

Mr. Spielberg is being honored by the Foundation, the National Archives’ private partner, in recognition of his film legacy, which has brought history to life on the big screen. The Records of Achievement Award is a tribute to an individual whose work has fostered a broader national awareness of the history and identity of the United States through the use of original records, including those preserved by the National Archives. Previous recipients of Foundation awards include: Tom Brokaw, Ken Burns, the late John Hope Franklin, Annette Gordon-Reed, Brian Lamb and C-SPAN, Jacqueline Badger Mars, David McCullough, James McPherson, and David M. Rubenstein.

Mr. Spielberg, a three-time Academy Award® winner, will be recognized for his contributions as director of such historical films as Lincoln, Saving Private Ryan, Amistad, and Schindler’s List. He also will be honored for his work in creating what has become the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, which is dedicated to making audiovisual interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides into a compelling voice for education and action.

Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero will join Foundation President A’Lelia Bundles to present the award.

The Foundation for the National Archives is proud to sponsor this public program through the support of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc., and the generous sponsors of its 2013 Gala and Records of Achievement Award ceremony:  AT&T, the Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, Governor Jim Blanchard and Janet Blanchard, and Marvin F. Weissberg.