Among the exhibits that captured the public’s attention at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York was a time capsule, not to be opened for 5,000 years, that contained, among other things, a disposable Gillette razor, Camel cigarettes, and a creepy-looking Kewpie doll. Some of those items, as well as the car-based city design proposed by General Motors and the television promoted by RCA, are still used more than 75 years later. In their 1984 film The World of Tomorrow, Tom Johnson, Lance Bird, and John Crowley combine newsreel footage, home movies, and promotional features from the festival to tell its story to audiences born after “the dawn of a new day,” as the fair was schlockily labeled. Celebrate these advancements and be glad we no longer have to rely on microfilm to read archived text when the film screens at the National Gallery of Art. The film shows at 1 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. (202) 737-4215. nga.gov.