Ohio University Libraries Co-Sponsors Movies Under the Stars

Ohio University Libraries is rolling out the red carpet for the incoming freshmen this year by co-sponsoring Moonlight Movies. The Libraries along with Residence Life and the Campus Involvement Center will be showing movies in two locations on Thursday, August 23, 2012. Every year, freshmen move to campus in two waves: the first half on Thursday […]

Films in Our Collection

  We have heard that our users would like better access to lists of the films we have available.  In the upcoming month we will be creating a web page on our site to meet those needs, but in the meantime, here are a few lists to inspire you.   Hint: search the ALICE Catalog […]

Summertime Movies

  “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby The quote is a bit flowery, but I like to start out with a […]

War Is F**king Awesome! Comic books come to life…

Ohio University College of Fine Arts,  School of Theatre is presenting an original piece, War Is F**king Awesomeat Elizabeth Baker Evans Theatre, May 9-12, Tues May 15-19 @ 8p.  FREE to all STUDENTS due to the generosity of ARTS FOR OHIO ($10/$7 for the rest of us). The Vampire Cowboys was started by OU Alum […]

Literature into Film

In light of the Spring Literary Festival which started Wednesday, May 9, there are a number of films on writers and/or film adaptations of stories.  There are a couple of ways to find these: Do a Subject search in ALICE for Film Adaptation Subject search on Film Adaptations of Shakespeare We even have Operas Samuel […]

Celebrate Women portrayed in Film & Collage

Our main stairwell has recently become a collage of women’s images in celebration of Women’s History Month.   The photo collage is the creation of Cathy Sitko, and an example of her never ending dedication to making Alden Library visually enticing. The women and/or their career choices are all represented in film, either by biography, documentary […]

Russian Cinema – School of Theatre Production of The Idiot

We are now on week 2 of Ohio University School of Theatre’s production of Dostoyevsky’s (1821-1881) The Idiot at the Forum Theatre.  The show runs Wednesday Feb 22 – Sat Feb 25, tickets can be purchased at the box office at Memorial Auditorium, unless you are a student, and tickets will be FREE as part […]

African American History Month and images in Cinema

  This past week I worked with quite a few African American Studies faculty and their classes.  Based on the conversations and learning experiences generated, I fashioned this blog around the various topics and the films associated with those topics. I’ve been working with Akil Houston, Professor of African American Studies for quite a while […]

Top 100 films our patrons watch

Been a while since I’ve posted the latest film news, so let’s go with a new list:  The top 100 films checked out at Alden Library as of the end of the year.  Movie choices provide a fascinating snapshot of what our patrons like to watch, and this list is fairly impressive. First up, Taxi […]