We have a number of film collections – please have a look as these unique works. Some are subscriptions, such as Criterion or Film Movement, some are collections we ‘adopted’ such as Magic Video Collection and some are vendors that focus on a particular kind of film and we purchase much of their material.
“Since 1984, the Criterion Collection, a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films, has been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements.” (Source: http://www.criterion.com/about_us) For further information on the Criterion Collection, visit their site.
We’ve made it our goal here at Alden to keep up with everything that is produced by Criterion. It’s a great way to get a look at what movies are considered worthy of additional time and effort being put into their new releases. You can explore even further as Criterion will add essays and articles on the films, filmmakers and themes.
Film Movement has released films from 25 countries and six continents, including top prize winners from Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, Tribeca and many other prestigious film festivals. (Source: Film Movement About page)
We had a fabulous video store in Athens, Magic Video. A few ago they closed their doors and we acquired many of their titles. They live on in the Media Library.
Third World Newsreel (Documentary)
Third World Newsreel (TWN) is an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color and social justice issues.
California Newsreel (Documentary)
California Newsreel produces and distributes cutting edge, social justice films that inspire, educate and engage audiences. Founded in 1968, Newsreel is the oldest non-profit, social issue documentary film center in the country, the first to marry media production and contemporary social movements.
Insight Media (Documentary)
Insight Media produces and distributes academic visual media to supplement and enhance university, secondary, and vocational instruction.