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August 20, 2007

42 locations in U.S. and Canada set to screen new librarian documentary; deadline extended

MADISON, WI – The producers of the new documentary The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians Through Film today announced that the list of screening locations for the film during Banned Books Week (September 29 through October 6) now numbers 42 across the North American continent. The film will be shown from Saratoga Springs, New York to Anchorage, Alaska, with Canada libraries in Winnipeg and Quebec also participating.

Memphis, Tennessee, Ketchum, Idaho and Las Cruces, New Mexico are among the locations where libraries will host the film with everything from red carpet entrances to lunchtime brown bag discussions. The full list (available as a Google Map on the home page at, “Where to See the Film” or comprises 64 screenings in 19 states, plus the two Canadian locations.

The 96-minute documentary is the first look at the real work and skills of the more than 60,000 librarians working in the U.S. The film provides a glimpse into this well-loved but little understood profession and will leave audiences with a new appreciation for a group of people who have been called “democracy’s heroes.”

The August 15 deadline to fax a signed Screening Agreement has passed, but due to numerous requests the deadline has been extended until August 24 at 5 p.m. Pacific time. Screening Agreements are available at the film’s website at


The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarians Through Film is an Overdue Productions film in association with BiFolkal Productions (, a non-profit organization with 30 years of service to libraries. The Hollywood Librarian is an original, full-length documentary by and about librarians.



Pressing on the press.

Wow…cool interview about the documentary in School Library Journal. I love the comment that a certain Fran Catlett posted in reply:

“I have never worn my hair in a ‘bun’ nor spectacles on my nose nor uttered the “Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh” sound. Yet, most librarians are labeled with this picture. I am so grateful for this documentary. I want to purchase a copy as soon as it is available for my School Board Members, Superintendent, Principal and the general public to see.”

Bravo, Fran!

Got an email from Leonard Kniffel, editor in chief at American Libraries, who will also be writing article(s) in advance of the premiere at Annual Conference.

More press mentions here. And here. Also here.