Watch a Free Movie, Make a Better World


| 5/20/2008 12:46:51 PM


Tags: Arts, film, Film Connection, film clubs, conversation, Minnesota Women's Press,

Film WatchersLet for-profit DVD lenders fight for subscribers. The Film Connection lends DVDs on current issues for free, provided you watch with a group and use the film to fuel conversation. The premise is simple: “We believe that film can spark a conversation like nothing else,” Film Connection states on its website, “and conversation is the first step to making a better world.”

(Thanks, Minnesota Women’s Press.)

Image by Brave New Films, licensed under Creative Commons.

Sara Mason
6/6/2008 4:30:14 PM

That's unfortunate! That would have been a really cool idea and I had not heard of it before. This would have been really ideal for schools and summer youth programs. Hopefully, they will find someone to take it over.


SIMON MAYESKI
6/5/2008 8:17:03 PM

This sounds great; unfortunately, I just went to TheFilmConnection.org web site and found the following: June 05, 2008 The Film Connection has suspended its film-lending operation. We will fulfill requests made through June 4th, 2008. We ask that you return the films in a timely manner once you and your group have watched them. We are seeking a partner to take over operation of The Film Connection and to maintain its library and its membership. If you would be interested in supporting The Film Connection in this way, please contact site coordinator Lisa Hasko at lhasko@mercycorps.org. - Simon.