RE: ?Sweet Sweetback's Badass Song?

Tatar, Becky (bltata@aurora.lib.il.us)
Tue, 4 Feb 2003 08:01:21 -0800 (PST)

RE; Jessica's comments on The Tin Drum. This situation has not come up with
"The Tin Drum" but rather with the movie "Antonia's Line." A patron really
objected to the graphic rape scene in the movie. We called her back, and
let her vent, and told her 1) the movie won the Academy Award for Best
Foreign Film, as well as other awards, 2) was rated R (which we label on the
box), 3) foreign filmmakers have different attitudes and presentations about
sex and sexual situations than we do. None of this seemed to help. She
wanted us to relabel the box, restrict it, whatever. She did not fill out a
materials consideration slip, however. This situation has come up a couple
other times with foreign films, for us. It depends on each person's point
of view.

Becky Tatar
Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
PHONE: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209
www.aurora.lib.il.us
E-mail: bltata@aurora.lib.il.us