The Urbana Free Library has an eclectic and highly acclaimed film collection of popular titles, cult classics, documentaries, and international language films.
International Language DVDs
Our international film collection represents over 50 different world languages. Most international film titles are in the library’s entertainment collection, but some of our educational titles are international language films. You can view our international collection in the library catalog here.
The Criterion Collection
The Criterion Collection has been releasing special editions of classic and contemporary films from around the world since 1984. The library has a large collection of these titles and you find them in our catalog here. Recent titles include:
Film Movement is an ongoing series of award winning independent and foreign films. You can view all of the Film Movement titles we own in the catalog here. Recent titles in the series include:
Roger Ebert's Film Festival
Roger Ebert's Film Festival has been a celebrated local event since 1999, and The Urbana Free Library tries to have as many of the films that have been shown at Ebertfest in our DVD collection as possible. You can see what films we have from this year's festival and past years here.
Wholphin is a quarterly DVD magazine published by McSweeney's. Each issue contains a wide variety of always fascinating (and sometimes very strange) short films, both documentary and fiction. You can find them in the catalog here. The most recent issue is Wholphin No. 15: