Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, which screened earlier this year in Los Angeles and New York in recognition of the film’s 70th anniversary, will be presented this month in Washington, D.C. by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the 35mm film projected at the William G. McGowan Theater on Thursday, October 15, at 7 pm. Mr Smith Goes to Washington premiered in the nation’s capital on October 17, 1939, at Constitution Hall. Directed by Frank Capra, the film was scored by Dimitri Tiomkin. The McGowan Theater screening is free to the general public, with seating on a first-come, first served basis. The film will be introduced by Robert Osborne. Those planning to attend should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue. For more information, visit www.archives.gov or call (202) 357-5000. To read more about the film, see our May 2009 news.