They have more cardholders than VISA, more customers than Amazon, and more outlets than McDonald's. Meet America's librarians. The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians Through Film 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. This film's subject is librarians: who they are, what they do, why they do it, and the impact of their work in people's lives. The underlying meaning is how we express our own humanity, how we listen to ourselves and one another in the realm of the written and read word - a uniquely human privilege. Audiences will be surprised and delighted by the fascinating librarians in this entertaining and enlightening film, and will emerge with a greater appreciation for the range of literature and materials available to them thanks to our nation's librarians.
The Hollywood librarian : a look at librarians through film / Overdue Productions presents ; a documentary film by Ann Seidl ; written and directed by Ann Seidl ; produced in association with BiFolkal Productions, Inc.
Look at librarians through film
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
Cinematographer, Aaron Harris ; original score composed and performed by David J. Murphy, Nestor Torres.
Narration, Ann M. Seidl.
Originally produced by Media Education Foundation in 2009.
Grade 9+; Higher education.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Erickson, Lynne Martin.; Harris, Aaron.; Seidl, Ann, 1964-
Media Education Foundation Collection njcore00000000080