Re: [Videolib] Film Series and Alexandra's Project

Holly Sammons (sammons@onlib.org)
Wed, 02 Mar 2005 16:26:52 -0500

This reminded me of something I meant to ask other Film Movement
subscribers...
We got a recent title, Alexandra's Project, with a letter and warning
label!! The letter says it has nudity and strong sexual content. Are
other libraries using this label? Do any of you normally "warn" your
patrons? I am frankly a bit put off by this. Everyday I hear of one
more ugly head rearing by this wave of anti-free speech, FCC paranoia,
Karl Rovism! I love the Film Movement series but as a video selector for
a large public library, I like to think that my patrons can decide for
themselves whether or not to watch a video.

But then again, maybe I need to take this film home and watch it!
Nothing like a warning label to garner a film lots of circulation numbers.

-- 
Holly Sammons, Librarian
Onondaga County Public Library
447 So Salina Street
Syracuse New York  13202
www.onlib.org

Eileen Simmons wrote:

>We are now beginning our second year using Film Movement titles as the basis for a film series. I'm sure you know you already get one public performance right with these titles if you subscribe to the series. I prescreen all the titles, and pick those I think are the best for the series. (The others just go into the circulating collection right away) I have been showing them Sept. through April or May, taking a break during the summer. > >We have a devoted following, with audiences anywhere from 30-60, with very little PR effort. We schedule the films on the second Sunday of the month (and call the series Second Sundays-hopefully a mnemonic for people), at 2 p.m. We try to make it clear that most of these are unrated, and may not be suitable for children. We get a good number of seniors and then an assortment of other ages. > >Eileen Simmons >Assistant Director/Head of Reference >Everett Public Library >2702 Hoyt Ave. >Everett, WA 98201 >425.257.8022 > > -----Original Message----- >From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu [mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Lesley Lundgren >Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 10:46 AM >To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu >Subject: [Videolib] Film Series > >Hi All, > >I'm interested in starting a film series at our public library and >would be interested if anyone has suggestions or resources they could >share. We have a collection of titles from the Film Movement and have >purchased a blanket agreement to cover PPR. I would value any advice >from selection to publicity. > > >Many thanks, >Lesley Lundgren > > > >Lesley Lundgren >Librarian & Exhibit Coordinator >Art Music & Audiovisual Services >Allen County Public Library >(260) 421-1200 ext. 2101 >http://www.acpl.lib.in.us > >_______________________________________________ >Videolib mailing list >Videolib@library.berkeley.edu >http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib > >_______________________________________________ >Videolib mailing list >Videolib@library.berkeley.edu >http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib > > > >

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