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A Night at the Movies, for Free: National Archives Hosts Oscar Screenings

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    On Feb. 22, movies, music, costumes and creativity will be put to the ultimate test--the Academy. The 87th Academy Awards ceremony will grant a coveted Oscar to the best of the best in 24 different categories.

    You likely have seen "Boyhood," up for Best Picture, or Bradley Cooper’s nominated performance in "American Sniper" (if you haven't -- go). But what about Rory Kennedy’s "Last Days in Vietnam," up for Documentary Feature? Or Disney’s "Feast," nominated for Animated Short Film?

    If you have yet to see (or hear) of these, you’re in luck. From Feb. 18 to 22, the National Archives will host free screenings of Oscar nominees in four categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film and Animated Short Film.

    The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for Documentary Film and the National Archives Foundation.

    A twist for the 2015 screenings: You can now make reservations and avoid the lines. Register online or call 202-357-6814. The doors of the Archives' William G. McGowan Theater will open 45 minutes before start time. Those without reservations will be admitted 15 minutes prior to start time, depending on available seats.

    Catch these free screenings to see great films... you could increase your chances of winning your office's Oscar pool.