The Long Island University Brooklyn Campus Library Media Center Newsletter 


We love movies, among other things.

March 2009, issue 43

"This mystery is appropriately Chinese: what's not there seems to have just as much meaning as what is there." -- Jo (Wood Moy), Chan is Missing (1982).

Farewell to New Yorker Films

A local institution closed its doors last month.  Dan Talbot's New Yorker Films, whom the New York Times calls "one of the most influential distributors of foreign and independent films," is going out of business after 44 years because its library of more than 400 titles is being sold.  See the Times article here

For more articles about the closing see articles at Salon, Indiewire, and The New Yorker magazine (no relation). 

Bertolucci.  Sembene.  Rohmer.  Godard.  Herzog.  Fassbinder.  Rosselini.  Bresson.  Jia Zhangke.  Chabrol.  Yimou Zhang. Vigo. de Antonio.  Wayne Wang.  These are a few of the filmmakers whose work was distributed by this New York treasure.  We are fortunate to have about forty titles from this renowned library, including the majority of our twelve films by the great Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene.  Come check out a few and see what our fair city will be missing.  Here's what we have, literally a world tour of cinema:

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