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Welcome to the Hartford Public Library's Film Notes!

Visit this page to learn more about the Library's DVD and videocassette collections, discover a new favorite movie or film director, read up on your film trivia and more! You will also find helpful links to other film-related web sites.

Described Videos Are Here!

We now own a collection of DVDs for those who are blind or otherwise visually impaired. The DVDs contain descriptive audio tracks on which a narrator describes actions, gestures, scene changes, and other visual information.

The collection includes many titles such as The 39 Steps, His Girl Friday, My Man Godfrey, Night of the Living Dead, and Stagecoach.

Please check them out and enjoy them!


An Independent Film Festival In Your Living Room

IndieFlix is a new streaming independent movie service available for library customers through Recorded Books Digital. Choose from over 4,500 award-wining shorts, features and documentaries from more than 50 countries. Selections include the best of many film festivals, including Sundance, Cannes, and Tribeca. To access this collection, you will need to set up an account with IndieFlix and Recorded Books; you can use the same password if you have an existing account with RBDigital. Films can be viewed on Apple, Android, and all Internet-enabled devices.

Featured Director

Werner Herzog

Aguirre: The Wrath of God Grizzly Man
Cave of Forgotten Dreams Into the Abyss
Encounters at the End of the World My Best Fiend - Klaus Kinski
Fitzcarraldo My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done


Links to Other Film Sites

The Internet Movie Database: A huge searchable collection of film information including actor filmographies, trivia, and soundtrack listings.

AllMovie: Provides reviews and plots for thousands of films.

Rotten Tomatoes: Film ratings are provided based on the number of positive reviews a film has received in the press. You can reach the reviews through links provided on each film's page. Offers reviews, online trailers, and release dates.

Film Trivia

His review for the 1960 film La Dolce Vita was one of the very first that Roger Ebert ever wrote.