The Providence Community Library system (http://www.provcomlib.org) in Providence, RI. is seeking loans or donations (preferred!) of 16mm films for an upcoming and ongoing film series. Primarily interested in feature-length pictures, especially if in good condition, but would love to hear about any ol’ films currently taking up space in your closets, back rooms, basements, storage units, etc. I can pick up and haul them out of your library in the nearby RI / MA / CT area, and can work out shipping arrangements if they’re coming from a distance! We’ll give them a good home and make them available to the people here who want to see them! Also will consider 8mm and 35mm (or any other odd format).
Please get in touch with Dave Dvorchak at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and titles you’d like to get rid of!
Event just scheduled:
I’m going to be attending this conference on health and wellness for women with disabilities October 17 & 18 and if you or any of your faculty are in the northern Virginia/DC area I would love to see you there:
Monica & David will be screening during the Association of University Centers on Disability’s annual conference November 6-9, taking place at the Hyatt in Crystal City, VA. The filmmaker will be in attendance and the screening is scheduled for November 8 at 1:30pm – www.monicaanddavid.com
I have not seen this film yet – and I hope I can get someone on this list to watch it and tell me their thoughts – but an interesting film called Lives Worth Living, chronicling the disability rights movement, is scheduled to air on the PBS Series Independent Lens on Thursday, October 27 at 10pm. Somebody watch it and get back to me!
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Kavery Kaul, Back Walking Forward focuses on one young man’s struggle to relearn life skills after brain injury. It captures one family’s search for a “new normal” as they become caregivers-for-life. ABC-TV’s Bob Woodruff, the survivor of a brain injury from the Iraq war, calls Back Walking Forward “an amazing and absorbing documentary”. The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives News notes, “Kaul’s film is important because it gives brain injury a face.” For more information visit www.backwalkingforward.com
Though I’m not one to watch or look at materials surrounding 9/11, this internet archive is quite impressive, and most likely useful for people who do need this content:
And finally, I just find this a really interesting article…