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


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


Dennis McGuire
Head of Digital and Media Services
Columbia College Chicago
624 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
312.344.7434 (voice)
312.344.8062 (fax)

----- 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
> 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
> Guide gave it 3 of 5, VideoHound gave it 3 of 5, Leonard Maltin gave it 3
> 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
> 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!