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Film and Video at the Pratt Institute Libraries: About the Collection

The film and video collections of the Pratt Institute Libraries encompass DVDs, BluRays, videos, 16mm films and streaming video subscriptions and are available to circulate in Visual and Multimedia Resources (VMR)

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!

New to the Collection

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.

Hispanic Heritage on Streaming

Nueve Reinas

Welcome to a world of suspicion, betrayal and intrigue, where two small-time grifters team up to pull off a big-time score involving a set of valuable counterfeit stamps known as the Nine Queens. But when the rules of the con game unexpectedly change, the two crooks find themselves pitted against each other in this taut psychological thriller in which neither the players, nor the audience, knows for sure who is playing whom.

Hispanic Heritage on DVD

Hispanic Heritage on 16mm

Machito: A Latin Jazz Legacy

In a career that spanned fifty years, Cuban bandleader Frank "Machito" Grillo embodied Latin jazz, influencing several generations of musicians and contributing to a cultural explosion on the international music scene. This documentary weaves together vintage film clips and recordings, Hollywood production numbers, and rare footage of street performances from 1920's Cuba to contemporary New York. Performances at such hot spots as the Cotton Club highlight the golden era of Latin jazz in the 40's and 50's. Musicians Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon and Ray Barreto reminisce and share fond memories of the immortal "Machito".


Suggest a Purchase

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 or submitting a request through our online Material Request Form. Preference is given to titles that will be used regularly in classes.