Re: query; distribution for Man Ray films

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Thu, 2 Apr 1998 20:17:00 -0500 (EST)

It doesn't matter to me who distributes a film. I just need to find out
*who* distributes it, their address, and *what* it costs. This means
listing the title in standard reference tools like _Video Source Book_ or
_Bowker's Complete Video Guide_. These are like "videos-in-print" and if
more distributors listed their titles there, librarians wouldn't spend so
much time on listservs like this one asking: " Does anyone know where I
can buy such-and-such a video? I've checked all the standard resources,
but it's not listed there."

And post your information to Videonews once you have a distributor...I'll
probably buy all of them.

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries

On Thu, 2 Apr 1998, PipNY wrote:

> The Pompidou Center in Paris is about to release a videotape of Man Ray's
> films. I am working closely with them to find the best distribution plan in
> the US. I will also be offering the avant-garde films in my series, such as
> Stan Brakhage, Oskar Fischinger, Bokanowski, Maurice Lemaitre, Isidore Isou,
> etc. I have a tentative plan to work with Arthouse. But I wanted to ask you
> all for input. If you were to look for a Man Ray tape, where would you look
> first? Any ideas would be appreciated.
> Pip Chodorov
> Light Cone Video, Paris