Re: Search: "Rearden Plays Rearden"

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Wed, 27 Nov 1996 09:56:31 -0500 (EST)

_Bearden Plays Bearden_ (1980?, 1989) is listed in OCLC WorldCat. The
distributor is given as Third World Cinema, but I can't find a listing for
it anywhere. The location is St. Petersburg, Florida. However, five
libraries own it, according to WorldCat and one of them might be willing
to lend or rent it. One holding library is Enoch Pratt Free Library and
know Marc Sober, their media librarian, is on this list. Another holding
library is Kent State Univeristy; they are also a rental library, so that
may be your best bet.

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University

On Tue, 26 Nov 1996 wrote:

> I'm looking for a sales (or rental) distributor for a VHS copy (with
> public performance rights) of:
> The only reference I've found claims the "publisher is Phillip Morris"
> and that it's 28 minutes (1990). Our Museum of Art and Archaeology
> thinks it may be a Third World Cinema release.
> Description: Incisive and innovative study of Romare Bearden, the
> renowned black artist, shows how his southern roots and years in
> Harlem have influenced his paintings and collages. In depicting
> through his paintings the black experience in America, he has been
> compared to such blues/jazz artists as Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday
> and Duke Ellington. James Earl Jones narrates. Winner of the Silver
> Hugo Award from the Chicago International Film Festival.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to reply directly to
> me at
> John Fick
> University of Missouri
> Academic Support Center