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National Treasure Film Screening

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William McGowan Theater at the National Archives

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Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage), third-generation treasure hunter, has been searching for a great treasure hidden by America’s Founding Fathers. Gates’s pursuit leads him to an incredible clue—a secret message hidden on the back of the Declaration of Independence. When confronted with a rival treasure hunter (Sean Bean), Gates realizes that, in order to protect the world’s greatest treasure, he must now steal the most revered, best-guarded document in American history before it falls into the wrong hands. Also stars Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, and Jon Voight. (2004; 131 mins.; rated PG)

This program is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Comcast Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, John Hancock, and Dykema.

Activity Type:

Social Activity, Solo Activity, In Person, Indoor

Level:

beginner-friendly

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