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Matrix Movie Marathon and V for Vendetta Film Festival

Friday, July 12 — Sunday, July 14, 2013

Join us in the Warner Bros. Theater at the National Museum of American History for the next presentation of films in the Classic Film Festival series. In honor of its upcoming 15th anniversary, the sci-fi hit thriller The Matrix will be shown on Friday night, followed by Saturday screenings of The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions to complete the trilogy. The festival will conclude on Sunday with V for Vendetta, another visually compelling film directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski.


Lightning rifle prop used in Matrix Revolutions. More photos of this object are on Flickr. 

 

The Matrix
Friday, July 12, 6:30 p.m. 

The National Museum of American History has partnered with The Smithsonian Associates to present the Friday night screening of The Matrix. Tickets must be purchased for this screening; $15 for TSA members, $20 General Admission. Guests will receive a boxed gift set of The Matrix Trilogy.

6:30 p.m.: NPR commentator, Murray Horwitz leads a pre-screening discussion highlighting historical tidbits and things to look and listen for in the classic Hollywood movie

7:00 p.m.: The Matrix (Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski, 1999, 136 min., Rated R)

 

Matrix Reloaded
Saturday, July 13, 1:00 p.m.
Free; First Come, First Seated

1:00 p.m.: Dwight Blocker Bowers, curator of the museum’s entertainment collection, talks about the artifacts on loan from the Warner Bros. Archives and on display in the “You Must Remember This” exhibit on the museum’s first floor, adjacent to the Warner Bros. Theater

**Special sneak peek! Dwight Blocker Bowers will present an out of storage object from The Matrix films! **

1:30 p.m.: NPR commentator, Murray Horwitz leads a pre-screening discussion highlighting historical tidbits and things to look and listen for in the classic Hollywood movie

2:00 p.m.: Matrix Reloaded (Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski, 2003, 138 min., Rated R)

 

Matrix Revolutions
Saturday, July 13, 6:00 p.m.
Free; First Come, First Seated

6:00 p.m.: Dwight Blocker Bowers, curator of the museum’s entertainment collections, talks about the artifacts on loan from the Warner Bros. Archives and on display in the “You Must Remember This” exhibit on the museum’s first floor, adjacent to the Warner Bros. Theater.

**Special sneak peek! Dwight Blocker Bowers will present an out of storage object from The Matrix films! **

6:30 p.m.: NPR commentator, Murray Horwitz leads a pre-screening discussion highlighting historical tidbits and things to look and listen for in this classic Hollywood movie.

7:00 p.m.: The Matrix Revolutions (Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski, 2003, 129 min. Rated R)

 

V for Vendetta
Sunday, July 14, 1:00 p.m. 

Free; First Come, First Seated

1:00 p.m.: Dwight Blocker Bowers, curator of the museum’s entertainment collections, talks about the artifacts on loan from the Warner Bros. Archives and on display in the “You Must Remember This” exhibit on the museum’s first floor, adjacent to the Warner Bros. Theater.

1:30 p.m.: NPR commentator, Murray Horwitz leads a pre-screening discussion highlighting historical tidbits and things to look for in this classic Hollywood movie.

2:00 p.m.: V for Vendetta (Directed by James McTeigue, 2006, 131 min. Rated R)