Re: [Videolib] MURDER ON A SUNDAY MORNING

Randy Pitman (vidlib@videolibrarian.com)
Mon, 18 Aug 2003 15:46:56 -0700

Like Jessica, I have no vested interest either in promoting "Murder on a
Sunday Morning," but it's one of our feature reviews this week (at
www.videolibrarian.com, scroll down to second screen) and is highly
recommended. (Of course, there *is* a lukewarm review of a Kino title right
below the "Murder" review, but don't read that :)

Best,

Randy

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jessica Rosner" <jrosner@kino.com>
To: "videolib" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 4:46 PM
Subject: [Videolib] MURDER ON A SUNDAY MORNING

> Since I have NOTHING to do with the release of MURDER ON A SUNDAY MORNING
> which won the Oscar last year for best documentary , I feel safe posting
> an unsolicited rave to encourage EVERY library to get a copy. The film
> had basically no theatrical distribution as HBO which funded it put it
> straight to cable and I find a staggeringly small number of my friends
have
> ever heard of it and I would never have known about it had I not gotten
> free HBO the week after the Oscars when they premiered it.
> This film is remarkable for its story, more than anything special or
> unusual in the style which is staid. It is about a black teenager arrested
> in Florida for the murder of a white tourist and the Public defenders who
> take on his case. I have no idea how the director ( who is French) got
> tipped off that this was going to be one hell of a story but it is one
> the most intriguing films about race and the criminal justice system I
have
> ever seen. I believe it is a nice cheap video/dvd which you can get from
> the wholesaler of your choice but NO LIBRARY SHOULD BE WITHOUT IT
>
> Jessica
> --
> Jessica Rosner
> Kino International
> 333 W 39th St. 503
> NY NY 10018
> jrosner@kino.com
>
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