"Ann Seidl's 'The Hollywood Librarian' is an engaging, often humorous look at the disparity between the simplistic depictions of bun-wearing, finger-shushing, spinster librarians served up in Hollywood feature films and the far more complex reality of today's savvy information navigators—of both genders, with or without tattoos and/or piercings."

Randy Pitman
Publisher/Editor
Video Librarian Magazine

"The Hollywood Librarian is an illuminating portrait of librarians as they have been portrayed in the movies--often bespectacled, occasionally glamorous, sometimes too brainy for their own good—juxtaposed with the real-life librarians, both men and women, who are the gatekeepers of knowledge in an increasingly digital and globalizing world. A touching, amusing, insightful and entirely delightful film, The Hollywood Librarian also manages to make critical points about how censorship still intrudes on our lives and how the freedom to read remains a right we must all defend."

~Vartan Gregorian
President, Carnegie
Corporation of New York

"Brilliant! I had no idea it would be so moving. You'll laugh. You'll weep. Then you'll bow your head and give thanks for what you now realize is the last, best hope of democracy - your librarian."

~Alison Bechdel,
author of Fun Home
Time Magazine’s
Best Book of 2006


Official Selection  DC Labor FilmFest 2007