It is rare to get to see a reel librarian’s style evolve, which is only possible with a lead role for a reel librarian.
A closer look at reel librarians reveals a wide range of stylish choices captured on cinema, as well, for both male and female reel librarian characters.
I very much enjoyed Viola Davis’s multi-faceted and fascinating portrayal as Amma, a complex reel librarian role with powers of her own.
In the coming year, at least half of my posts will focus on reel librarians of color and more diverse portrayals of librarians onscreen
As I wrote in my post “What Hollywood Gets Wrong (and Right!) about Librarians” on the I Love Libraries blog, portrayals of librarians in film are becoming more ethnically diverse. Of course, we still have a long way to go, both on and off screen, as we put in the work to diversify our profession. … Continue reading “5 movies featuring Black reel librarians in major roles”