Tribeca Review:‭ ‬"Out of Print"

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A documentary film exploring the topsy-turvy world of words, illuminating the turbulent, exciting journey from the book through the digital revolution. Ray Bradbury, Scott Turow, Jeff Bezos, parents, students, educators, scientists -- all highlight how this revolution is changing everything about the printed word -- and changing us.
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"Out of Print" was the first film I attended and the‭ ‬Clearview Cinemas Chelsea in New York this weekend and I was‭ ‬quite‭ ‬happy with the film.‭ ‬Out of Print is a documentary about books,‭ ‬and‭ ‬digital media,‭ ‬and the effects it has not only on the economy but the brain as well.‭ ‬Documentarian Vivienne Roumani takes us through a‭ ‬somewhat terrifying,‭ ‬yet common idea of what is happening to the future as more and more children no longer reading full books,‭ ‬just‭ ‬quick snippets of information.‭

The film contains interviews from several people including:‭ ‬Scott Turow,‭ ‬Ray Bradbury,‭ ‬Jeffrey Toobin,‭ ‬Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos,‭ ‬self-publishing success story Darcie Chan and many more.‭ ‬Of all the interviews I felt author Scott Turow had wonderful things to say especially when on the topic of authors making a living and how people expect to get their work for free on the Internet these days.‭ ‬I also enjoyed Darcie Chan‭’‬s story of how a self-publication can make your dreams come true.

"Out of Print" covers several‭ ‬other topics and all of the interviews burn with passion for knowledge,‭ ‬for our children‭’‬s future and the future of knowledge.‭ ‬If you are interested in any of these topics I highly suggest seeing this film.