Adventures in Videoland: The Fun and Trouble of Researching Small-Town Video Stores

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Event Information

Date & Time
April 11, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type

U-M faculty member Daniel Herbert presents material from his book "Videoland: Movie Culture at the American Video Store" (UC Press, 2014), which details the impact video rental stores had on movie culture over the last several decades.

Herbert focuses on his examination of small-town video stores and their workers. For many years, rural Americans accessed movie culture at their local, independently-owned video shops. This talk highlights the adventure of getting to these places and the pleasures of interviewing these workers, and shows how these places synthesized “Hollywood” with contemporary small-town life.

This event is co-sponsored by the University Library and the U-M Department of Screen Arts and Cultures.

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Host Contact
Jamie Lausch Vander Broek
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Last modified: 03/13/2014