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

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Wed, 02 Mar 2005 17:25:49 -0800

oooh baby! Can't get too much nasty narrative (or explicit exposition) in
my book!

Gary

At 02:40 PM 3/2/2005 -0800, you wrote:
>From: Will Meredith <Will.Meredith@RoyalRoads.ca>
>To: "'videolib@library.berkeley.edu'" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
>Subject: RE: [Videolib] Film Series and Alexandra's Project
>Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 14:40:14 -0800
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>My library is not a Film Movement subscriber, so I cannot make an informed
>comment on their general policies, but in this case a warning may be
>warranted. Alexandra's Project is a nasty narrative. The strong sexual
>content comes second to the emotional toll it takes on the viewer, though. I
>felt like I had been dug out with a spoon.
>Watch the movie, and decide for yourself.
>
>Will Meredith
>
>Librarian
>Royal Roads University
>2005 Sooke Rd.
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>(250) 391 2600 ext 4433
>will.meredith@royalroads.ca
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
>[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Holly Sammons
>Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 1:27 PM
>To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
>Subject: Re: [Videolib] Film Series and Alexandra's Project
>
>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
> >
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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