Re: thank you...

Tue, 12 Aug 97 12:21:25 EDT

On Tue, 12 Aug 1997 10:56:41 -0500 (CDT) you said:
>On Tue, 12 Aug 1997, Jeff Pearson wrote:
>> Thank you list for your responses to my search for 16mm film purchase
>> This is a resource I can't imagine doing without!
>> Bowing Wayne's World-style,
>> Jeffrey Pearson
>> Wayne State University Libraries, Detroit
>Do you happen to have a compilation of the responses you received? If
>so, could you forward a copy to me or post to the list? I'm sure others
>would appreciate it!
>Kimberly Hale, Acquisitions Librarian/Coordinator of Collection Development
>Columbia College Library
>624 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605
>(312) 663-1600, x7355 (voice) (312) 663-1707 (fax)

Kim, here are the responses I received...

-Jeff P.

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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 16:01:47 -0700
From: (Kino International Corporation)
To: Multiple recipients of list <>
Subject: Re: 16mm purchase sources?

most films on the list can not be legally "purchased" though you can lease
many of them through SWANK or Films inc. Prices are pretty high and they
usually make you a new print. It seems to run between 2,000 and 4,000 a
title. Several on your list are no longer available at all and I think you
will have trouble getting scope prints. good luck

Jessica Rosner

Kino International Corporation
333 W. 39th St. Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
fax: (212)714-0871

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Subject: 16mm purchases

Jeff, unless a film is in public domain, I would think it highly
unlikely you'll be able to buy it. Both Swank and FI have websites that
have searchable indexes, and when you call them, don't hesitate to
negotiate a discount for multiple titles!
Rebecca Locke-Gagnon
Toledo-Lucas Co. Public

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Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 07:46:20 -0700
To: Multiple recipients of list <>
Subject: RE: 16mm purchase sources?

We buy most of our 16mm films from Festival Films. What they offer changes
periodically, but they do seem to supply prints struck from good negatives.
Whenever a good print is not possible, the owner, Ron Hall, always tells
us what the problems are, so we can decide if we really want it. He has a
lot of public domain titles, so things like Potemkin are always available.
He also sells prints from private collectors, so, as a public library, we
don't buy these, since the rights issue can be muddy. I don't know how the
doctrine of first sale, combined with educational use changes the mix in
this area. Anyway, the address is:
Festival Films
6115 Chestnut Terrace
Shorewood, MN 55331
FAX 612 470-2172

As for the newer titles, leasing is probably your only option. It has
gotten expensive, so we only do it if we think a title will be used many
times by our branches during the term of the lease. Otherwise, rental is
Hope this helps.

Donald Chauncey
Miami-Dade Public Library 305 375-5191 voice
101 W. Flagler Street 305 375-3048 fax
Miami, FL 33130
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Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 08:42:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: Susan Dehut <>
Subject: Re: 16mm purchase sources?

We got Citizen Kane from Films Inc this past spring. I think they were
also our source for Magnificent Ambersons last year. I would check with
them and with Swank -- most of these films will be available at one place
or the other. And if they don't have it, they probably know who does. Be
aware that you can deal on the prices of these films --
we usually get a package deal when
ordering four or more films from these distributors, lowering our cost.
Also, be sure that you request their finest print. The reps know which of
the prints are scratched and junky and which aren't.


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