Finding and Using 16mm Films
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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2017 URL: http://libguides.pratt.edu/filmcollection Print Guide RSS Updates

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New in VMR!

Want to watch a film from our collection?  Don’t have a DVD drive in your laptop or computer?  VMR is now circulating DVD drives for seven days at a time from the DVD circulation desk.  Borrow one and make it a movie night!

 

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Get Out
Publication Date: 2017
A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears.

 

About the Collection

The Pratt Institute Libraries make available to faculty, students, and staff an extensive film and video collection of over 6,000 unique titles to support teaching and learning through the Visual and Multimedia Resources (VMR) department. The collection of  DVDs, VHS tapes, 16mm films, and other assorted formats are available for circulation and viewing on the Lower Level of the Library. Screening rooms are also available through VMR. The collection can be searched in PrattCat, the Library's online catalog.  The physical collection is supplemented by a streaming video subscriptions through Alexander Street Press and Kanopy.

 

Winter Darkness Week on Streaming

Sun Deprivation

A dosumentary detailing the effects of lack of sunlight in winter months.  In cold and harsh places like Lapland, the winter sunlight is short, with the sun rising around 10am and setting at 2pm. This is causing locals to suffer from depression and sleeplessness.

Click Here For Video Please note- this week's video is hosted on Alexander Street Press, a streaming service with thousands of documentaries available though Pratt libraries! If you are trying to watch it off campus, simply create an account using your oneKey to start watching!

 

Winter Darkness Week on DVD

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Fargo
Publication Date: 2003
A midwestern policewoman investigates a series of brutal and interconnected crimes. Steadily, she tightens the net on the killers and their accomplices in a kidnapping scheme gone wildly wrong.

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The Shining
Publication Date: 1980
A young boy and his parents spend the winter in a resort hotel which is possessed by ghosts.

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Let Me In
Publication Date: 2011
Abby, an eerily self-possessed young girl, emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Owen, an alienated 12-year-old boy, recognizes a fellow outcast and opens up to her, forming a unique bond. But as a string of grisly murders occupy his town, Owen has to confront the reality that this seemingly innocent girl might be hiding an unthinkable secret.

 

Winter Darkness Week on 16mm

Snow

Shows how railroad workers struggle with cold and the elements to help keep a fast passenger train operating safely and on time.

VMR Contact

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Visual and Multimedia Resources (VMR)
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Pratt Institute Libraries
Library Lower Level
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
718-399-4356
video.library@pratt.edu

Administrative Hours: 9-5 M-F
Circulation: See Regular Library Hours
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VMR collects films and videos relevant to the Pratt community’s academic needs, but also to promote the relaxation and intellectual and artistic development of the student body. Members of the Pratt community are encouraged to suggest new titles by emailing video.library@pratt.edu or submitting a request through our online Material Request Form. Preference is given to titles that will be used regularly in classes.

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