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Category: Film

OCTOBER 1, 2013
BLU-ray Movies @ Wright Library

Movies on Blu-ray disc are now available at Wright Library.  The Blu-ray movies are shelved on the upper level next to the Fast View DVDs and will circulate with the same parameters as the Fast View DVDs.  A list of Blu-ray titles.

Lending parameters:
  • Loan period is 3 days
  • Limit of 3 per card at any one time
  • Cannot be placed on hold
  • Cannot be renewed
  • Overdue fees are $1.00 per day

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Categories: At the LibraryFilm


JULY 31, 2011
Upcoming Events
Two film and music events are coming in the next two weeks that we wanted to be sure to let you know about.  First tomorrow, August 1, the final film of the Adult Summer Reading Club Filmfest will be showing at 2:00 p.m.  Mr. Baseball stars Tom Selleck as an American ballplayer living and playing in Japan.  Come get out of the heat and enjoy this culture shock comedy.  (The Adult Summer Reading Club wraps up this week, so be sure to get your final entries in.)

The second event is a Summer Family Blanket Concert featuring “The Guitar Man” Jim McCutcheon Wednesday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m. on the north lawn of the library.  An accomplished classical guitarist and music educator who engages audiences of all ages, McCutcheon will play stringed instruments from around the world. 

Don't miss these events if you're a fan of films and music.  Hope to see you there.

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Categories: Library EventFilmMusic


FEBRUARY 8, 2010
It's Awards Season!

Updated 2/19/10:  We forgot the very important Razzies in our list of awards.  Of course the winners of Golden Raspberries are often not glad to accept their awards, because they are given for the worst in film for the past year.  Yet much enjoyment has been had watching bad movies, so we shouldn't forget their contribution to the field.
It's award season again in the entertainment industry.  The Grammys were given out on the last day of January, but it's the film industry that really goes crazy giving out awards.  Oscar nominees were just announced, but many other organizations have already given out their prizes.  Check out the awards below.

And while the awards listed above are for 2009 releases, the just finished Sundance Festival is all about this year.  Check out what you can look forward to.

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Categories: MusicFilm


MARCH 18, 2009
SXSW 2009

South by Southwest is a huge media industry event with Music, Film, and Interactive (technology) festivals in Austin, TX.  The Interactive Festival celebrates the latest media/information technology.  PC Magazine covered that part of the festival.  The Film Festival, which has been going on since last Friday, and the Music Festival, which starts today, allow film makers and music artists to showcase their work.  The New York Times Arts Beat blog is covering these events. 

For a taste of this trend setting event check out the SXSW Music Player and Film Trailer Player.  Other ways to hear the music from SXSW include's SXSW Event Radio and NPR Music's coverage.  Also, the Film Awards have been announced and they are nicely summarized on the Allmovie blog.

For more SXSW headlines, see below. 

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Categories: FilmMusic


FEBRUARY 23, 2009
Film Awards

It's awards show season.  Last night the Oscars were awarded (to relive the ceremonies view Entertainment Weekly's coverage), but there are many others giving out film awards.  Compare winners between the following awards shows that have occurred in the last two months.

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Category: Film


NOVEMBER 8, 2008
Award-winning History Film

Rope-making was once Xenia, Ohio's largest industry, employing thousands of people at six rope factories. The Library will show the award-winning documentary, Ropewalk: a Cordage Engineer's Journey through History, at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 16 in the meeting room. The executive producer, Kate Hagenbuch, and her father, Bill Hagenbuch, the narrator, will be on hand to introduce the film.

The film was produced by the Engineer's Club of Dayton Foundation and directed by Steve Fetsch. This year it won the Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums Award for Excellence in History Outreach (See article).

Additional information on the project is available at  These articles also cover the film and its narrator:

View the trailer -

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Categories: ProgramFilmHistory


MARCH 3, 2008
Film News and Reviews
The Oscar's have just been announced, but there are always more films to be seen.   For all your movie news and reviews try the following Web sites.

Internet Movie Database
Movie Review Query Engine
Rotten Tomatoes

Local theater Web sites
Cinema de Lux at The Greene
Danbarry Cinemas
The Neon
Regal Hollywood 20 Cinemas at Fairfield Commons
Showcase Cinemas Dayton South, Huber Heights

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