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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.

New York on Streaming

Two Men in Manhattan

A French UN delegate has disappeared into thin air, sending reporter Moreau and hard drinking photographer Delmas on an assignment to find him. Their only lead is a picture of three women. Set against a smokey jazz score and featuring stunning black and white cinematography that beautifully captures the gritty streets at night, this is director Jean-Pierre Melville's love letter to New York City and homage to the American Film Noir.

New York on DVD

New York on 16mm

Sundae in New York

A clay-animation musical about New York City. In tongue-in-cheek manner, shows a Mayor Edward Koch look-alike participating in various activities in the city. Accompanied by the song New York, New York.

Watch  below!

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 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.