The Teaneck Public Library in will host a screening of "The Hollywood Librarian: A Look at Librarian's in Film" Friday as part of a lecture tour the film is making. The film explores what it is to be a librarian, the stereotypes one faces, and the everyday life.
"Interviews with actual librarians, intercut with film clips of cinematic librarians, examine such issues as literature, books and reading, censorship, library funding, citizenship and democracy. For the first time, we see and understand the real lives and real work of American librarians who for decades have been a cultural force hiding in plain sight." NorthJersey.com
Can I say I love that they used the term "actual librarians"? "I'm not a librarian, but I play one in that one movie that was made about librarians." I applaud the making of this movie and its message. It is rare that the library community gets a big screen shout-out without a scowling face and kung fu shushing motion. Part of me really wishes this was a silent movie, though.