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Egyptian Film Festival: Two More Nights Only!

Egyptian Film Festival

Stanford Egyptian Film Festival

May 21, 6:00 PM
I Love Cinema
(dir. Oussama Fawzi, 2004)

May 21, 8:00 PM
Girls’ Secrets
(dir. Magdy Ahmed Ali, 2001)

May 22, 6:00 PM
Leisure Time
(dir. Mohammed Mustafa, 2006)

May 22, 8:00 PM
Diary of a Teenager
(dir. Inas El Deghidi, 2002

All films will be shown in Cubberley Auditorium, Cubberley Hall, Stanford University.

Shows start at 6 and 8 PM.

Films will be shown with English subtitles.

Free Admission. All are welcome.

Information: dggiova@stanford.edu

Sponsored by
STANFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES & ACADEMIC INFORMATION RESOURCES
Sohaib & Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
Egyptian Consulate-General, San Francisco
Egyptian Ministry of Culture

Stanford Theater to the rescue

David Packard, of Stanford Theater fame, has given a large donation towards film preservation. The story is in the Metro Silicon Valley Weekly. He helped found the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, Virginia. It's a new sub-division of the Library of Congress. It will now be known as the Packard Campus. James Billington, the Librarian of Congress, said that it's likely to be "the single greatest financial donation made by a private citizen to his government."

Collection highlight: world's greatest movies

Stanford Library has an extensive media collection in terms of both breadth and diversity in our Media/Microtext Center. The collection draws from the collective expertise of the area selectors combined with the wide-ranging interest of researchers. You can search our film collection in Socrates (go to the "combined search" and limit format to "films/visual"). The titles below are from the Criterion Collection, a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films. What jewels have you uncovered in this rich resource? Please post your comments/recommendations in the comments section below.

Access to movies in the Green Library Collection

Question:
I see that you have a movie in your collection that I would like to borrow or purchase. I am not affiliated with Stanford. How can I get or purchase this movie?

    Answer:

Stanford libraries do not sell any of our collections including films. However, the library lends our film collections to our library lending partners: The UC libraries and the SHARes libraries (see list of SHARes libraries). You'll want to contact your local public or university library to see if they can request the film for you. If you want to purchase a specific film I'd recommend that you contact the distributor directly.

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