Picturing America Viewing and Discussion Programs
Viewing and discussion programs that present documentary or independent films followed by a discussion with a local film critic or historian can bring audiences together to learn more about the American art and history found in the Picturing America collection.
ALA’s Video Round Table compiled the following theme-related lists, which may be used by librarians to enhance collections and plan film series that tie in to the Picturing America artwork:
- African American History and Culture
- American Indian History and Culture
- Founding Fathers
Whenever possible, pricing and links to purchase the film have been included. Please note that, unless specifically indicated, pricing does not include public performance rights (PPR). Any library wishing to show films or videos to the public must arrange for PPR. For more information, see Copyright Tips for Programming Librarians: Public Performance Rights.
The following Web sites may also be useful in obtaining reviews and additional information about these films, as well as information about PPR: