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Cole Library: Step outside the mainstream with Cole’s movie collection
February 21, 2014 · Grace Chamberlain

Public libraries are all about access. We provide our patrons a wide range of materials from literature and technology to music and entertainment. We have diverse collections to reflect the diverse interests of our community, which means you can check out books about science, history, or even teen vampires. It also means that we at Cole Library are committed to providing our patrons with movies that aren't just blockbuster hits. We know that many of our patrons are interested in movies outside the mainstream, which is why we subscribe to a company that is also all about access: Film Movement.

Maybe you've noticed these movies, maybe you've wondered about their nest-like logo, but if you haven't, you're in for a treat. Film Movement was started by dedicated fans of independent and foreign films. Tired of reading about award-winning movies that never made it outside big cities like New York or Chicago, they set out to partner with film companies, distributors, and institutions like local libraries to provide everyone with access to great movies. This grassroots company has now released films from all over the world, focusing on the top prize winners from prestigious film festivals like Cannes, Toronto, and Sundance. And thanks to our subscription, these titles are here at Cole Library!

Interested in getting your hands on some of these movies? Right now, we have a nice little display of great Film Movement movies on top of the DVD shelves. Check out films like the hilarious "The Deflowering of Eva Van End" or the touching Best Film winner at the British Independent Film Awards "Broken". Regardless of what you pick up, if it has the Film Movement stamp of approval, you know it's going to be good.

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