After closing our doors in March to assist with social distancing efforts, Scarecrow Video will resume renting titles via our pickup window on Tuesday, May 19. We are asking patrons to phone in their orders, pay with a card (no cash at this time), and pick up their orders at Scarecrow.
Patrons should always check scarecrow.com for the latest information, but for now our plan is:
For those who prefer it, we are still offering our Rental by Mail service (which is now serving 17 states!). Click Here for info on signing up for that program.
by Mark Steiner
Several years ago, an anonymous donor contacted Scarecrow and asked if we could use funding for specific rental items that might be too costly for Scarecrow’s budget. Out of that came the first iteration of our Wish List Collection, and accordingly, a bunch of upgraded titles previously only on DVD, as well as some higher priced, English-friendly blu-rays and DVDs imported from France. Then, this year, a different anonymous donor came forward and asked the same question, and again, we were able to bring in another generous helping of French imports to add to our collection. Over the next few weeks we’ll be introducing these to you via our blog and newsletter. You can read the previous installments of this series here and here.
THIS WEEK ON SCARECROW RADIO: John and Kevin from Scarecrow talk to the Ross brothers about their most recent film BLOODY NOSE EMPTY POCKETS. Plus, an update from Darcy and Ben on some of the previously unavailable films we’ve mentioned on the show over the last year.
by Mark Steiner
In 2016, when Bertrand Tavernier made the 3 hour, 15 minute personal survey of French cinema, titled My Journey Through French Cinema, fans of the director were in heaven. If you’ve ever heard Tavernier talk about movies, his breath of knowledge and urgent enthusiasm make you walk away wanting to watch every movie he mentions. The expansive documentary was well-received and thankfully received a US release on home video. One year later it seemed, however, that Tavernier was not content to leave the survey at just 195 minutes, so he set about making an even more expansive documentary series, which has now also been released in the US by Kino Lorber and Cohen Media.
Scarecrow has both My Journey Through French Cinema as well as Journeys Through French Cinema – The 8-part Series for rent. We also have the Journeys Blu-ray in stock for purchase for $34.95.
THIS WEEK ON SCARECROW RADIO: Joan Amenn from IN THEIR OWN LEAGUE is with us to discuss her recent article “Women Artists Depicted in Film: A Limited Palette”, which she wrote for the web site Filmotomy. Plus Darcy and Ben discuss some of the films they’ve been watching recently!