The Future of Libraries at the Tribeca Film Festival

Submitted by Gonzalo Obelleiro on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:21pm.
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The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival is featuring a film, OUT OF PRINT, on the future of books, libraries, and learning.

There will be showings on the 25th and the 28th, with a talk featuring the filmmaker, Vivienne Roumani; NYPL President and CEO, Tony Marx, and others following the second screening.

Here is the info:

Directed by Vivienne Roumani. (USA) – World Premiere. Dive into the riveting debate over the future of ideas, as documentarian Vivienne Roumani tackles the questions confronting the modern word industry and proves that more is at stake than how quickly we can access the latest bestseller. Featuring interviews with Scott Turow, Ray Bradbury, Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and many more, Out of Print is a fascinating, in-depth look at publishing’s milestones and what it means to adapt that history to the information age. Narrated by Meryl Streep.

After the Movie: Join president and CEO of the New York Public Library Tony Marx, CEO of Open Road Integrated Media Jane Friedman, filmmaker Vivienne Roumani and science writer Annie Murphy Paul for an exploration of our shifting relationship with books and a glimpse into our future learning. Moderated by The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta.



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Laura Costello Says:
Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:29pm

Woah! Looks cool!


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Gonzalo Obelleiro Says:
Wed, 04/17/2013 - 7:38pm

I am not sure if the producers have plans set up for further screenings after the festival, but perhaps we could have a screening at the library as part of the education program.