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Contact: Vicki Nesting
VRT Committee Chair
985-785-8464
 
For Immediate Release
January 22, 2007 

 

Video Round Table announces 2007 Notable Videos for Adults

 

SEATTLE -The American Library Association (ALA) Video Round Table Notable Videos Committee has compiled its 2007 list of Notable Videos for Adults, a list of 15 outstanding programs released on video within the past two years that are suitable for all libraries serving adults. The list’s purpose is to call attention to recent video releases that make a significant contribution to the world of video recordings. 

 

The selections were made during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington, January 20-25. The winning titles are: 

 

*“Country Boys,” 335 min. PBS, DVD or VHS: $34.99 home use ($64.95 educational use).  (www.pbs.org)

 

*“The Devil and Daniel Johnston,” 110 min. Sony, DVD: $24.96.  (Available most distributors) 

 

*“The Devil’s Miner,” 82 min. First Run Features, DVD or VHS: $24.95 home use. (First Run/Icarus Films, $298 educational use).  (www.thedevilsminer.com)

 

*“End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones,” 150 min. Rhino Home Video. DVD:  $19.98.  (Available most distributors) 

 

*“Grizzly Man,” 103 min. Lions Gate Home Entertainment, DVD: $14.98.  (Available most distributors) 

 

*“The Ground Truth,” 78 min. Universal, DVD: $14.98.  (Available most distributors) 

 

*“Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action,” 57 min. Bullfrog Films, DVD or VHS: $295.  (www.bullfrogfilms.com

 

*“In the Tall Grass,” 57 min . Choices,Inc.  DVD: $99.95.  (www.choicesvideo.net/)  

*“Life in the Undergrowth,”  240 mins.  BBC/ BBC Warner, DVD, $34.98.  (Available most distributors)

    

*“Murderball,” 86 min. ThinkFilm, DVD: $29.99.  (Available most distributors) 

 

*“One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern,” 125 min. First Run Features, DVD or VHS: $29.95 home use—available most distributors (First Run/Icarus Films $298 educational use).  (www.frif.com

 

*“Sir! No Sir!,” 84 min. Docurama, DVD or VHS: $26.95 home use. (Bullfrog Films $295 educational use).  (www.bullfrogfilms.com

    

*“Street Fight,” 82 min. Genius Products $26.95 home use. Available most distributors.  (Bullfrog Films, DVD or VHS: 295 educational use.)  (www.bullfrogfilms.com)

 

*“We Are Dad,” 68 min. Indie-Pictures, DVD: $24.95.  (www.indie-pictures.com)

   

*“Why We Fight,” 99 min. Sony Pictures Classics, DVD: $24.96.  (Available most distributors) 

 

Members of the 2006 committee are: Chair, Vicki Nesting, St. Charles Parish Library (La.); Blane Halliday, Collier County Public Library (Fla.); Cynthia Knight, Hunterdon County Library (N.J.); Meghann Matwichuk, University of Delaware; Chet Mulawka, San Mateo County Library (Calif.); Jeff Pearson, University of Michigan; Marc Sober, Enoch Pratt Free Library (Md.); Steve Switzer, Florida International University; Monique Threatt, Indiana University; and Sue-Ellen Beauregard, consultant, Booklist magazine, Chicago. 

 

For more information about the list and the Video Round Table please visit: www.ala.org/ala/vrt/vrt.htm.

 

 


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