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WALK IN THEIR SHOES: A Restoration Premiere — October 8th

  In 1968, the BYU Motion Picture Studio (MPS) produced WALK IN THEIR SHOES, a short film about teenagers learning to understand a parent’s worry and why they set boundaries out of love for them. The BYU MPS produced these films regularly for church and seminary use, even marketing them to other churches and civic …

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SILENT MOVIE REMIX

Celebrate National Silent Movie Day with BYU’s Silent Movie Remixes! When:   September 29, 2021 will mark the first annual National Silent Movie Day. The screening will begin at 7pm. Where:  BYU Library Auditorium Who:   We invite the student community as well as the broader community to come celebrate and explore silent films with us! What …

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November Film Series in Quarantine: SCARED STIFF (1953)

To find options to see SCARED STIFF, you can look at streaming options HERE since we couldn’t find a disc at any local library. There’s something rotten on Lost Island, or at least something haunted. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis inadvertently agree to help the beautiful Lizabeth Scott return to her ancestral homeland off the …

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November Film Series in Quarantine: THE COURT JESTER (1955)

Short plot summary: Danny Kaye stars in this swashbuckling historical comedy musical. The farcical romp plays on the tradition of historical adventure films like The Adventures of Robin Hood in an airy manner that delights and entertains on multiple levels. The kingdom has been usurped by a murderous interloper and Danny Kaye’s outlaw minstrel seeks …

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October Film Series Quarantine: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954)

This film is available in the collections at the Harold B. Lee Library, Provo City Library at Academy Square and the Orem Public Library.   The Amazon River is home to a dark and foreboding creature, a remnant of prehistoric times and one who is haunting an expedition deep into the Brazilian interior. The mysterious …

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October Film Series Quarantine: INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956)

My pick for this month is: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Where is it available? This is quite a popular title, so public libraries should have it (Orem is confirmed), the BYU library has a copy for those who have privileges, and for streaming rental or purchase on YouTube, on GooglePlay (least expensive), and Amazon. Plot Dr. …

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September Film Series Quarantine: ROAD TO BALI (1952)

This film, which was never copyrighted, is in the public domain and readily available online through such platforms as YouTube. It is also available in the Harold B. Lee Library, Provo City Library at Academy Square and Orem Library. Abbott and Costello. Martin and Lewis. Crosby, Hope and Lamour. For movie goers of the 1940s …

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September Film Series Quarantine: FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956)

My pick for this month is Forbidden Planet from 1956. Where is it available? This is a popular title, so public libraries have it (Orem and Provo are confirmed), the BYU library has a copy for those who have privileges, and for streaming rental on iTunes, and Amazon. Come join the space crew of commander …

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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 …

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Home Movie Day

We are very excited in Special Collections to sponsor Utah Home Movie Day 2019 on October 26th from 12 noon – 4 pm in the Wilkinson Student Center, room 3223. Come stop by ANYTIME during those hours! Viewing material together as a community is both very informative and very entertaining.  They reveal commonalities that we have …

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