Thursday, January 28, 2010

Featured DVD of the Week

The Hollywood Librarian: a look at librarians through film
A documentary film by Ann Seidl

Butler Media Res

"The Hollywood Librarian is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject of librarians. A vivid blend of factual documentary, feature film, and storytelling, it reveals the history and realities of librarianship in the entertaining and appealing context of American movies. Interviews with actual librarians, intercut with film clips of cinematic librarians, examine such issues as literature, books and reading, censorship, library funding, citizenship and democracy. For the first time, we see and understand the real lives and real work of American librarians who for decades have been a cultural force hiding in plain sight."--Container.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Featured Resource

The History Makers is a collection of interviews with 100 contemporary African Americans in video along with full transcripts. This collection can be browsed by name of interviewee, occupation, subject category or theme. You can access The History Makers via Black Studies Center database.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Eric Rohmer Dies at 89

Read the New York Times Obituary.

A few favorite films by Eric Rohmer.

Chloe in the afternoon
Butler Media Res

Claire's Knee
Butler Media Res

Love in the afternoon
Butler Media Res

My night at Maud's
Butler Media Res