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Dennis McGuire (dmcguire@colum.edu)
Tue, 4 Feb 2003 07:24:43 -0800 (PST)

John,

I have two copies and will gladly loan one to you via ILL. Please send
along your full contact info.

Dennis

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Dennis McGuire
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----- Original Message -----
From: "john" <john@krl.org>
To: "Multiple recipients of list" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 7:22 PM
Subject: "Sweet Sweetback's Badass Song"

> Hello,
> Our library has had the film "Sweet Sweetback's Badass Song" challenged by
a
> patron because he claims it contains scenes of 'child pornography'.
> I've been able to find 4 reviews (Video Source Book gave it 3 of 4, All
Movie
> Guide gave it 3 of 5, VideoHound gave it 3 of 5, Leonard Maltin gave it 3
of
> 4).
> OCLC indicates that nearly 200 libraries in the US hold the title, mostly
> academic libraries, and from my research I've discovered that this movie
> started the 'blaxploitation' style films.
> My questions;
> Has anyone had 'experience' with this title?
> Would you mind pointing me in the direction of more reviews?
> If you have a copy, could I borrow it for screening purposes because the
local
> authorities are holding my library's copy for the FBI to preview?
> Never a dull moment.
> Regards,
> John Fossett
> PS. Can anyone think of legal cases with similar issues?
>
> John F. Fossett
> Media Librarian
> Kitsap Regional Library
> (360)405-9101
>
> KRL, more than books!