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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.

Bogart and Bacall on Streaming

Great Romances of the 20th Century: Bogart and Bacall

 When Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall met on the set of To Have and Have Not in 1944, no one could have predicted that they would become the original Hollywood power couple. With Bogart 43 and Bacall just 19, rumors of their romance was shocking and utterly controversial, and it certainly didn't help that Boggy was already twice divorced and married at the time. This documentary, filmed in 1988, follows their love story, which lasted until Bogart's death in 1957. With interviews from Bacall herself, and the remembrances of their close friends, this film offers a deep dive into "one of the greatest real life romances in the history of Hollywood".

 

Bogart and Bacall on DVD

Bogart and Bacall on 16mm

Hollywood on Trial

Details the hysteria and paranoia of the blacklist era through presentation of key events leading up to the cold war, actual footage of the Hollywood Ten and the 1947 House Committee on Un-American Activities hearings on Communist infiltration into the movie industry, and present-day interviews with formerly blacklisted actors, writers, producers, and directors.

Watch the film 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.