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Presenting the BYU Library Film Series in Quarantine

Here at the library, we are very sad that we will not be able to offer in-person screenings in our auditorium this Fall. We miss the experience of enjoying cinema together. However, we want to do what we can during this semester, and so while we may not be able to gather physically, we can still celebrate our love of cinema.

We proudly present this Fall’s series: FILMS IN QUARANTINE.

This series will still seek to enrich and add value to your cinema experiences. Each month, we will provide some viewing suggestions based around a unifying theme from some special contributors. Our goal is to present our community with viewing suggestions and provide insight/context/editorial to enrich your movie watching plans. And now you can watch them with popcorn!

How you can access these films? There are a variety of methods that you can use to access these films. You can purchase a disc, check one out from your local public library (you might need to reserve online these days before you go pick it up), or you could use a number of streaming services for rental. Commonly, these titles are available through Googleplay, Amazon, Itunes, or YouTube, or look for them on Netflix or other platforms.

September’s Theme: FAR OFF PLACES

Over the last six months many of our plans to get outside of our lovely valleys here have been interrupted. One of the powers of the cinema is the ability to transport us to locales quite different from where we are. This month’s films will get us outside our bubble. So please, take up our suggestions, enjoy a movie, stay safe, and we hope to see you in person after the thaw!

Ben Harry, Curator
BYU Motion Picture Archive

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