The Lady Bird Diaries: Screening and Conversation

Friends of the LBJ Library | Oct, 3 2023 6:30PM - 9:00PM

The Lady Bird Diaries: Screening and Conversation

Friends members are invited to join us for an advance screening of the new Hulu film The Lady Bird Diaries, largely based on the incredible audio diaries the First Lady kept beginning in 1963, shortly after the Kennedy assassination, through the end of the presidency in 1969. The film premiered at SXSW in March 2023 and will debut on Hulu this fall. After the screening, the film’s director Dawn Porter and producer Kim Reynolds will join Abby Johnston, editorial director of The 19th*, for a discussion.

Please note: the film will run in its entirety, about one hour and 40 minutes.

About the Film

From award-winning filmmaker Dawn Porter comes The Lady Bird Diaries, a groundbreaking all-archival documentary film about Lady Bird Johnson, one of the most influential and least understood First Ladies. The feature film looks at the 123 hours of personal and revealing audio diaries that Lady Bird recorded during her husband’s administration. The film reveals Lady Bird as an astute observer of character and culture and a savvy political strategist. It recasts her crucial role in LBJ’s presidency and brings viewers behind the scenes of one of the most tumultuous and consequential periods in modern American history.


Explore Lady Bird Johnson's Audio Diaries

For more information about Lady Bird Johnson's audio diaries that she recorded from 1963 to 1969, please visit our LBJ Library resource page here.


Location and Parking

The LBJ Auditorium is located on the lower level of the LBJ complex at 2313 Red River St. Access to the auditorium will be through the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Free parking will be available in the LBJ Library visitors' lot (#38), and lots #37 and #39 after 5:30 p.m.

Please note that Red River Street is closed between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Clyde Littlefield Drive. Red River Street is open and accessible from E. Dean Keeton Street; please plan your route accordingly.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. to allow plenty of time for guests to enter the LBJ Auditorium.



Please register using the form below. You must be a current member of the Friends at the Individual level or above to register. Museum and Family Museum members do not receive admission to the programming series as part of their membership benefits.

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