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Join Willie Waffle at The National Archives


nationalarchiveslogo.gifJoin me February 20 - 24 at The National Archives for the 9th Annual presentation of Oscar Nominated Documentary Films! 

Each night, you get to see one of the nominees for Best Documentary for FREE at the Archives' amazing William G. McGowan Theater.  It's a rare chance to see a different side of the Archives, which includes the display of an actual Oscar! 

Come to see the one nominee you missed, or see them all to pick the winner on Oscar night. 

The screenings are the first in a series of three programs presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for Documentary Film at the National Archives and the Foundation for the National Archives.

Seating for all screenings will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations will be accepted. Free tickets will be distributed at the National Archives Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue beginning 60 minutes prior to the start time. You must be present to receive a ticket. Theater doors will open 30 minutes prior to start time. The saving of seats is strictly prohibited.

The William G. McGowan Theater is located in the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. Metro accessible on Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station, or just a short 2 block walk from the Red Line's Gallery Place station.  The public should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW.

Wednesday, February 20, 7:00 p.m.
Searching for Sugar Man
Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn
(85 minutes)

Thursday, February 21, 7:00 p.m.
The Gatekeepers
Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky, and Estelle Fialon
(97 minutes)

Friday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.
How to Survive a Plague
David France and Howard Gertler
(110 minutes)

Saturday, February 23, 7:00 p.m.
The Invisible War
Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
(97 minutes)

Sunday, February 24, 4:00 p.m.
5 Broken Cameras
Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
(90 minutes)