Out of Print Vivienne Roumani, U.S., 2013, 55 min. Saturday, Nov. 16, 4 p.m., Webster U./Moore "Out of Print" explores the wide-ranging effects of the digital revolution on the written word: Writers, publishers, and readers are all in flux; booksellers are closing; students are confronting new challenges; librarians and teachers are seeking new roles. Storytellers like Ray Bradbury and Jeffrey Toobin, complemented by evocative visuals, weave a compelling tale of change. Novelist and Authors Guild president Scott Turow, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, and Harvard University Library director and Digital Public Library of America enthusiast Robert Darnton place us in the middle of a debate about values and access. Personal stories of parents and students highlight how this revolution is changing every aspect of the printed word and changing us in the process. With director Roumani (by Skype) and a panel of St. Louis experts.
Shown with End of Line (Caitlin Zera, 2013, U.S., 8 min.): Two men in Maplewood reflect on their careers in a dying industry: typewriter repair. Sponsored by Gateway Media Literacy Partners
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