Re: [Videolib] "Bowling for Columbine" public performance

Joel S. Bachar (joel@microcinema.com)
Tue, 27 Apr 2004 15:15:00 -0600

You can pay for public performance rights for this film via Swank.com
Joel Bachar

>
> I have a group that has asked to rent our library's auditorium. On
asking
> what the event was, she replied that they were going to
show "Bowling for
> Columbine" at no charge to the public. I asked if she knew about
getting the
> public performance rights for the film, and she replied that Michael
Moore
> was allowing anyone to show this movie for free.
>
> Now, they plan on using their own copy of the film, not the
library's, but
> I'm still "iffy" about the legality of the performance rights. As
far as I
> can tell from our copy, the case shows the standard wording "Any
public
> performance...is strictly prohibited." Plus, I don't see anything
mentioned
> on the web site for the film. I would think that this information
would be
> provided somewhere if he really was advocating free showings.
>
> Has anyone heard about this situation for "Bowling for Columbine"?
Thanks!
>
> Tiffany Nagle, MLS
> Audiovisual Librarian
> Beale Memorial Library/Kern County Library
> ph (661) 868-0784
> fax (661) 868-0831
> tiffany.nagle@kerncountylibrary.org
>
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Joel S. Bachar, Founder
Microcinema International
531 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
415-637-1345
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