Thank you so much for your help. These are all great suggestions and I'll
look into them.
I really appreciate the assistance.
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On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Kate Dollenmayer <dollenma...@gmail.com>wrote:
> Anyone with a New York Public Library card can check out 16mm films from
> the NYPL Reserve Film and Video Collection for one week.
> http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/reserve-film-and-video-collection (and
> click on "Using the Collection" in the left sidebar).
> Those without a card can view the films on site: "Individuals may also
> view Reserve Film and Video Collection material on site by appointment.
> Appointments may be made at the 2nd floor Reference Desks or by calling (212)
> 870-1741. Please leave a message."
> I know the initial question was about places in the bay area, but I was
> prompted to write when I saw the post about the "only public library in the
> country with an open 16mm film collection." I would love to hear about any
> others that people know of in the rest of the country or the world.
> On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 9:30 AM, Herb Shellenberger <he...@ihphilly.org>wrote:
>> Enoch Pratt Free Library is in Baltimore, not Philadelphia (alas). It's
>> an excellent resource with many hidden gems. Miami-Dade Public Library
>> system does indeed still have their circulating film collection as well.
>> There are many 16mm collections out there that all have their own
>> policies for access/loans, but some other great collections whose films
>> I've utilized in screenings or for research are:
>> NYPL Reserve Film and Video Collection
>> Chicago Filmmakers
>> Visual Studies Workshop (Rochester)
>> University of Delaware Film and Video Collection
>> Medgar Evers College, CUNY
>> We also have a small but really excellent 16mm collection here at
>> International House Philadelphia which I've utilized frequently.
>> Follow up on leads from searching titles at Worldcat. Lots of listings
>> will say that libraries hold 16mm copies when they've gotten rid of their
>> collections years ago, but some collections are still out there to be
>> found. Some librarians/archivists are incredibly restrictive with their
>> prints and access whereas others are glad to have them being utilized
>> either on-site or circulating. There are pros and cons to both approaches
>> but 16mm is very much still "out there" if you know where to look. This is
>> of course in addition to the excellent distributors like Filmmakers Coop,
>> Canyon Cinema and MoMA Circulating Film Library (among others) who hold
>> extremely wonderful collections.
>> Herb Shellenberger
>> Programs Office Manager
>> International House Philadelphia
>> 3701 CHESTNUT STREET | PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104
>> phone: 215.895.6575 | fax: 215.895.6562
>> email: he...@ihphilly.org | web: www.ihousephilly.org
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: FrameWorks [mailto:frameworks-boun...@jonasmekasfilms.com] On
>> Behalf Of jb.mabe
>> Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 12:12 PM
>> To: Experimental Film Discussion List
>> Subject: Re: [Frameworks] 16mm film rentals
>> University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. And they're totally cool about
>> lending prints through ILL. Mostly educational stuff, though.
>> On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 11:02 AM, Beebe, Roger <roge...@ufl.edu> wrote:
>> > Last I checked there were about 150 experimental films on 16mm at the
>> Miami-Dade Public Libraries. (Just went to their catalogue to confirm.
>> Seems like there are hundreds of 16mm films still available, and it's even
>> possible to search the catalogue specifically for them.) I have to imagine
>> that Philadelphia and Miami can't be the only places that've held onto
>> their prints (although I'm sure they're in a tiny minority).
>> > ...
>> > Roger
>> > On Dec 3, 2013, at 5:26 AM, Scott Dorsey wrote:
>> >> As far as I know, the only public library in the country that still
>> >> has an open 16mm film library is the Enoch Pratt Free Library in
>> >> Philadelphia. Your local library may be able to get films from them
>> through interlibrary loan.
>> >> They are very good people.
>> >> --scott
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