Jessica Rosner (
Mon, 10 Dec 2001 07:03:23 -0800 (PST)

Believe me I know how hard you guys try but I have always felt the academics
ought to have SOME responsibility to provide information to help you ( like
how they even heard of the title). I know this is hopeless and I get the
calls myself from Profs ( luckily I don't have to be so nice). I think for
my part it often blends in to what I think of as the lack of understanding
if not respect they have for copyright. I assume no professor would ask you
to get him/her a copy of Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings NEXT WEEK but
they think it is ok to ask for a new foreign film without understanding that
IT IS JUST OPENING or has not even opened. Don't even get me started on the
requests for the THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of studio titles that have never
been released. Sorry to burden the list with my pet peeves and I promise not
to rant on this again until someone asks for LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT ( an
inside joke for all film buffs)

Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: "Jane Agee" <> > Reply-To: > Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 12:37:39 -0800 (PST) > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > Subject: Re: KANDAHARA > > > Yes, it would be wonderful if professors who request films and videos would > have the title and a distributor. However, the reality is that this is > exactly the kind of queries film & video librarians field every day. We > feel fortunate if the prof has the whole title; we frequently are presented > partial titles, sub-titles or a single word within the title. I, too, have > a prof who reads the New York Times and wanted this film for a course next > semester, tho' he understands that it won't be available. > Part of our jobs are these goose-hunts, and I suspect most of us relish the > searching and tracking or we'd not be in this speicalized area of > librarianship. > Lastly, this is one of the wonderful benefits of this listserve, i.e. being > able to tap into our colleagues knowledge. So Jessica, thanks for the web > addresses. And thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. > Best, Jane > Duke University > > > > > > Jessica Rosner <> on 12/07/2001 > 03:04:33 PM > > Please respond to > > Sent by: > > > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > cc: > > Subject: Re: KANDAHARA > > > No way. It is small company called Avitar AND THEY HAVE NOT YET OPENED IN > THEATERS. I must say Rhonda you get the most aggressive professors. Before > they drive you crazy may I suggest that you REQUIRE them to basically PROVE > ( it if is a FEATURE FILM) that film has IN FACT been released in the US > theatrically. In Fact I would make THEM find a NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW of a > film before sending you out to look for it. I realize you are a good > librarian but it is just silly to send someone out to look for films that > either have yet to be released or that have been out for maybe a week and I > notice they seem to do this A LOT. Basically a film SHOULD become available > anywhere from 4 to 12 months AFTER it's release. It is true that some > films > might go straight to video an bypass theatrical but if so , you would find > them at AMAZON, Facets, etc. Too many professors read some article in an > academic journal ( or in the case of KANDAHAR, The New York Times) and > think > they should be able to get in on video next week. I think that onus should > be on them to do SOME amount of research to determine IF the film is > released in US or why they have any reason to believe it is out on video > > Again I am ONLY refering to FEATURE FICTION FILMS, and in most cases > foreign > films. It just drive me nuts that academics think anything ever made has to > be on video > > Good Luck > > > -- > Jessica Rosner > Kino International > 333 W 39th St. 503 > NY NY 10018 > > >> From: Rhonda Pancoe <> >> Reply-To: >> Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 11:49:17 -0800 (PST) >> To: Multiple recipients of list <> >> Subject: RE: KANDAHARA >> >> Jessica, >> Sorry for the misspelling but the prof told me it was spelled like that. > Do >> you know if I could rent the film and who distributes it? >> Rhonda >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: Jessica Rosner [] >> Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 2:44 PM >> To: Multiple recipients of list >> Subject: Re: KANDAHARA >> >> >> It is just titled KANDHAR and will be released in THEATERS SOON >> Video not likely for some time >> -- >> Jessica Rosner >> Kino International >> 333 W 39th St. 503 >> NY NY 10018 >> >> >>> From: Rhonda Pancoe <> >>> Reply-To: >>> Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 11:37:59 -0800 (PST) >>> To: Multiple recipients of list <> >>> Subject: KANDAHARA >>> >>> Has anyone heard of a very new film titled KANDAHARA about Afghanistan? >> If >>> so, who has this film? >>> >>> Rhonda Pancoe >>> Media Acquisitions Coordinator >>> Media & Instructional Technology >>> SB-8 McGregory Hall >>> Colgate University >>> Hamilton, NY 13346 >>> Phone: 315-228-7858 >>> Fax: 315-228-7725 >>> Email: RPancoe@Mail.Colgate.Edu >>> > > > >