Yay, it’s winter break! Looking for something interesting to do during your time off? If you’re somewhere with a computer/device and internet connection, try watching a film using Colby Libraries new streaming service Academic Video Online (AVON)!
It has a wide variety of content (not just educational videos) including feature films! You can keyword search at the top of the interface. Or click on “Filter your results” to browse or search by subject, date, language, etc. (Scroll down to see results.)
What type of content are YOU interested in?
- Feature films? Browse Publisher > Sony Pictures Classics (e.g. Jane Austin’s Persuasion, Joyeux Noel, Only Lovers Left Alive, Welcome to the Dollhouse, Before Midnight, Coco Before Chanel, The Lunchbox, A Fantastic Woman, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Friends with Money, and many more!)
- Glimpses of the past? Browse Content Type > Newsreel. Or browse Publisher > Ford Motor Company (e.g. Traffic 1919) or British Film Institute (e.g. How It Feels to Be Run Over 1900)
Interviews? Browse Content Type > Tony Brown’s Journal or NewsHour
- Documentaries? Try Publisher > California Newsreel, Filmmakers Library, Journeyman Pictures or First Run Features
- Fashion? Try Publisher > Videofashion
- Food? Try Publisher > Great Chefs Television
Enjoy! Hope you have a wonderful holiday break!