Just because you can’t go to the theatre doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fantastically curated content provided by the Barrie Film Festival.
One of the new films you can check out is The Booksellers, a documentary out of the United States from director D.W. Young. Here’s what the Barrie Film Festival had to say about The Booksellers:
“Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective, and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated yet essential role in preserving history. THE BOOKSELLERS takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics, and dreamers.
Executive produced by Parker Posey, the film features interviews with some of the most important dealers in the business, as well as prominent collectors, auctioneers, and writers such as Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Kevin Young, and Gay Talese. Both a loving celebration of book culture and a serious exploration of the future of the book, the film also examines technology’s impact on the trade, the importance of books as physical objects, the decline of used and rare bookstores, collecting obsessions, and the relentless hunt for the next great find.
You can rent The Booksellers from the Barrie Film Festival website right now for $9.99 (5-day rental).
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