At 08:26 AM 6/15/99 -0700, you wrote:
>I just looked over my Facets catalog and I don't find any
>information indicating they are non-profit/tax-exempt. Where is
>such info? Thanks.
>Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 07:38:32 -0700
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>I wonder about Facets.
>I have ordered a number of foreign films from them over years, and have
>well- satisfied with the company, and happy to find a single source for
>such a variety of movies.
>It is a non-profit....and tax-exempt...
>yet it markets very aggressively, sends out many fliers,
>and seems to be competing directly with for-profit mail-order
>Also, it relies heavily on sensational premotions.
>Witness the current flier:
>"100 best drive- in videos....hot stuff in French film!..."
>Then, inside, this description of a film called
>"Sizzle Beach,USA"... " ...this super-dumb, suber bad T&A flick
>was sensibley shelved for more than a decade....this inept time-waster does
>offer some compensation
>in the form of the lovely, acting-impaired leading ladies who strut their
>stuff in a nearly plotless tale of love
>on the beach."
>So why is Facets distributing this one, as well as so many other low-budget
>To make money (they're non-profit, remember)? Is this supposed to be
>funny or what?
>Where do they draw the line on what they will sell?