The Eighth Annual Savvies

We could use some distraction at this time. For distraction with information literacy content, let’s hold the long-delayed InfoSavvy Movie Awards.    The Savvies go to (in alphabetical order by title): Akeelah and the bee (2006). Dir. Doug Atchison; Written by Doug Atchison. Starring Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer. A middle schooler pursues her Read More…

The Seventh Annual Savvies

The InfoSavvy movie awards are upon us once again.  This year’s Savvies go to: 9 to 5 (1980). Dir. Colin Higgins, written by Patricia Resnick (story and screenplay) & Colin Higgins (screenplay). Starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, & Dolly Parton. Hidden Figures (2016). Dir. Theodore Melfi, written by Allison Schroeder  & Theodore Melfi (screenplay), based on Read More…

The Sixth Annual Savvies

Roll out the red carpet and set out the snacks!   Once more the InfoSavvy Movie Awards honor information literacy in film.  Credits come from the IMDB.   This year’s Savvies go to: For overall film A Mighty Wind (2003): Dir. Christopher Guest; Written by Christopher Guest & Eugene Levy; Starring Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean, Read More…

The Fifth Annual Savvies

Wow, the fifth annual InfoSavvy Movie Awards are here!  To honor this milestone I have focused on comedies (with one romantic suspense movie).  This year’s Savvies go to: For Overall Film: The Associate (1996): Dir. Donald Petrie; Written by Jenaro Prieto (Book), Jean-Claude Carrière, René Gainville, & Nick Thiel (Screenplay); Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Read More…

The Fourth Annual Savvies

Welcome to the fourth annual InfoSavvy Movie Awards!  As usual the credits come from IMDB.  Let’s get right to this year’s winners. For outstanding movie: The Social Network (2010): Dir. David Fincher; Written by Aaron Sorkin (screenplay) & Ben Mezrich (book); Starring  Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake. Information literacy concerns the whole information ecosystem, Read More…

The Third Annual Savvies

Break out the beverages and snacks! It’s time for the third annual InfoSavvy Movie Awards, my quirky answer to the Oscars.  As usual the credits come from the Internet Movie Database.  This year’s Savvies go to: For Overall Film The Hoax (2006): Dir. Lasse Hallström; Written by William Wheeler (screenplay) & Clifford Irving (book); Starring Read More…

The Second Annual Savvies

Welcome to the 2014 InfoSavvy Movie Awards, my yearly salute to information use in film.  The credits for each film come from the Internet Movie Database.  Without further ado the Savvies go to: For Overall Film Educating Rita (1983): Dir. Lewis Gilbert; Written by Willy Russell; Starring Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael Williams. Information exists Read More…

Introducing the Savvies

The Oscars celebrate achievement in different aspects of film.  Why can’t we celebrate information literacy content in movies?  Please let me introduce the InfoSavvy Awards. For this inaugural list I did not limit to current films or to a single winner.  The dates and credits come from the IMDb.  Anyway, the Savvies go to: For Read More…