On August 5th, 2016, Mary Bowen stepped down from her position as Media Resources Assistant here at Krasker Film/Video Services, a role she excelled in for over eight years. Mary earned her MFA in Film Studies from Boston University in 2005, and after a stint teaching writing and communications in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, returned to the University in 2008. Mary was a valuable member of the staff, tracking down the most obscure titles for faculty to use in their classes and drawing on her considerable film knowledge to aid both faculty and students with research. She was also instrumental in launching Kanopy, our online film streaming service, and could always be counted on to walk patrons though the process of searching for titles, making clips and creating playlists. Our resident “Miss Kanopy,” Mary also represented Krasker Film/Video Services at this past spring’s IS&T Tech Fair, demonstrating the Kanopy streaming platform for faculty, staff and students. She was an excellent Krasker ambassador to all visitors to our facility, as well as a knowledgeable and helpful manager to our work-study students. Mary was also the main voice of our little blog Krasker Talks! since its inception. Outside of her work at BU, Mary is a creative writer and freelance journalist whose film criticism has frequently appeared in Cineaste Magazine. We are sad to see her go and wish her the best of luck on her future endeavors.
Happy Trails, Mary!
by Walter von Bosau
Please note that starting May 8 Mugar Library observes summer hours, viewable on Mugar’s about page.
During the summer semesters Krasker Film/Video Service and Microforms may occasionally need to close on evenings and weekends. Time permitting, these closings will be posted on the Mugar website.
Have a wonderful summer vacation!
The April 29th offering from COM’s BU Cinematheque series features a special appearance and Q&A with a trio of BU Alums!
Three graduates of the BU film program have collaborated—as director, writer, cinematographer—on Fair Haven, a touching independent feature about a closeted young Vermonter who tries to purge his gay urgings with the aid of an avid Christian therapist. Beautifully shot, written, directed and acted, Fair Haven offers an inspiring model for BU students going into film production.
The Fair Haven screening will begin promptly at 7pm on Friday, April 29th at the College of Communication, Room COM 101. BU Cinematheque events are free to members of the Boston University community.
Recently the BU Libraries Film Team stopped by Krasker Film/Video Services and filmed this great promo vid about our screening service –check it out!
Krasker Film/Video Services will close at 1pm on December 24 for winter Intercession in accordance with the Mugar Library closing. Regular hours will resume at 8am, Monday, January 4th.
Happy New Year!
The 31st Annual Boston Film Festival runs September 17th – 21st! Check out a slew of new features, documentaries, and shorts just a stone’s throw from BU in downtown Boston. Student pricing available! To access the schedule and purchase tickets visit the BFF 2015 site.
Mugar Library and Krasker Film/Video Services is pleased to announce that Boston University students and faculty can now access 12,000+ titles online via our new Kanopy Streaming platform.
Stream in class or watch from home! Make and save clip playlists!
Choose from a wide selection of award-winning documentary and feature film content from distributors like the Criterion Collection, California Newsreel, PBS, the Media Education Foundation and more!
For more info about our this exciting new service visit our website or stop by Krasker today!
Krasker Film/Video Services and Microforms/Periodicals will resume regular hours starting Wednesday, September 2nd:
Monday – Thursday 8am-11:45pm
Friday – Saturday 8am-10:45pm
Please note: 16mm movie film can only be viewed on weekdays, 9am-5pm.
We are pleased to announce that the portrait of our beloved founder Abraham Krasker is once again gracing the walls of Krasker Film/Video Services. Painted by artist Henry Cooper in 1957, the picture suffered some minor damage during last winter’s flood. After a well-deserved spruce up Abe is back and looking better than ever. Stop by and see him!
Please note that starting May 10 Mugar Library observes summer hours, viewable under “Mugar Building Hours, Holidays & Exceptions” on the Mugar site’s about page.
During the summer semesters Krasker Film/Video Service and Microforms may from time to time need to close early on evenings and weekends. Patrons are encouraged to call ahead at the main circulation desk: (617) 353-3732.
Happy summer, one and all!