Swank's rep said the public license does not cover HBO,
but that rights to When the Levees Broke are owned by 40 Acres and a Mule
Filmworks, not HBO.
So I phoned and then faxed my request 40 Acres at the
40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Inc.
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Tel: 718 624 3703
Fax: 718 624 2008
have not received a response, which, while not unusual when requesting PPR,
is quite frustrating.
While working on this, I discovered Columbia University
Teacher's College free "Teaching The Levees” curriculum package:
I have written to Teachers College Press to ask if the free kit includes
PPR that would allow librarians to screen "When the Levees Broke" to the public.
It would seem very odd if PPR was not included in a curriculum designed to
use Spike Lee's documentary as the "impetus, touchstone and text for democratic
dialogues in schools, colleges, and community organizations."
any response to VIDEOLIB.
Mike in Dubuque
Does anyone know if there are PPR available for "When the Levees Broke"
> directed by Spike Lee? I've checked all the usual sources and can't
> find any whisper of information? Any help would be great.
> Angela Romano
> Library Media Services, Elmhurst
> 190 Prospect Ave. Elmhurst IL 60126
> (630)617-3259 fax (630)617-3332
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