[Videolib] Antares

Holly Sammons (sammons@onlib.org)
Mon, 18 Apr 2005 12:12:32 -0400

Has anyone who subscribes to the Film Movement series gotten a call from
Recorded Books about this film? Or a letter suggesting it is "not
suitable for public viewing, as it contains a scene of graphic sexual
content that is beyond anything that belongs in a mainstream film." The
letter claims that once they found out about the film they stopped
shipping it!

This has been a nice series of films and I'm concerned about Recorded
Books' need to censor and filter on my behalf. I can see there might be
concern about public viewings, but wouldn't a library look at the film
before showing it in public? And can't I as a professional make that
decision for the library I work for?

Any thoughts?

Holly Sammons, Librarian
Onondaga County Public Library
447 So Salina Street
Syracuse New York  13202

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