Video Round Table announces 2009 Notable Videos for Adults

Contact:  Meghann Matwichuk
VRT Notable Videos Committee Chair
302-831-1475; mtwchk@udel.edu

 

NEWS
For Immediate Release
January 27, 2009

 

The American Library Association (ALA) Video Round Table Notable Videos Committee has compiled its 2009 list of Notable Videos for Adults, a list of fifteen outstanding programs released on video within the past two years and suitable for all libraries serving adults.  Its 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 Denver, Colorado.  The winning titles are:

The Business of Being Born. 87 min. New Line Home Video. DVD: $27.98 (Available most distributors) http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com/  

Cats of Mirikitani. 74 min. Arts Alliance America. DVD: $29.95. (Available most distributors) http://www.thecatsofmirikitani.com/  

Deep Water. 93 min. IFC Films. DVD: $24.95. (Available most distributors) http://www.deepwater-movie.com/   

Fat Chance.  52 min.  Icarus Films.  DVD: $390.  http://icarusfilms.com

How I Am. 49 minutes. Fanlight Productions. DVD: $249. www.fanlight.com  

Miss Navajo. 53 min. The Cinema Guild. DVD: $295.00 www.cinemaguild.com  

No End In Sight. 102 min. Magnolia Home Entertainment. DVD: $19.99. (Available most distributors) http://www.noendinsightmovie.com/  

The Order of Myths. 80 min. Cinema Guild (with PPR): DVD: $395.00. http://cinemaguild.com/ New Yorker Video: DVD: $29.99. http://www.theorderofmyths.com/  

Price of Sugar. 90 minutes. New Yorker Films. DVD: $29.99. (Available most distributors) http://www.thepriceofsugar.com/  

Sharkwater. 90 minutes. Warner Home Video. DVD: $19.99. (Available most distributors) http://www.sharkwater.com/  

Steal a Pencil for Me. 94 min. Westlake Entertainment. DVD: $24.98. (Available most distributors) www.westlakeent.com  

To See If I'm Smiling. 60 min. Women Make Movies. DVD: $295.00 for Universities, Colleges & Institutions; $89.00 for K-12, Public Libraries & Select Groups. http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c719.shtml   

War Dance. 107 min. THINKfilm. DVD: $24.99. (Available most distributors) www.thinkfilmcompany.com  

What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann. 80 min. Zeitgeist Films. DVD: $29.99. http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/what_remains/index.html  

White Light, Black Rain. 86 minutes. Films Media Group (with PPR): DVD: $169.95 http://ffh.films.com/; HBO Home Video: DVD: $19.98 (Available most distributors) http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/whitelightblackrain/  
Members of the 2008-09 committee are:  Chair, Meghann Matwichuk, University of Delaware Library; Nora Dimmock, University of Rochester, New York; Tom Ipri, University of Nevada – Las Vegas; Cynthia Knight, Hunterdon County Library (N.J.); Chet Mulawka, San Mateo (Calif.) County Library; Jeff Pearson, University of Michigan;  Sam Readman, Miami-Dade  (Fla.) Public Library; Joan Skowronski, Hillsborough(Fla.)County Public Library; and Sue-Ellen Beauregard, consultant, Booklist magazine, Chicago.

For more information about the list and the Video Round Table please visit:

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/vrt/initiatives/notablevideos/index.cfm