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Reel To Real Classics

Reel to Real Classics is a group that promotes a dialogue on variety of social, cultural, and historical topics through the examination of classic film. Coordinated by Librarians Lilly Ramin & Steven Guerrero

About Us:

  • Reel to Real Classics is a group that promotes dialogue on variety of social, cultural, and historical topics through the examination of classic film. It is coordinated by Lilly Ramin, Sociology Librarian (Public Services Division, Willis Library) and Steven Guerrero, Media Arts Librarian (Special Libraries Division, Media Library). We will often promote and use the in-house UNT Media Library and streaming film collection.

List of pages:

  • This about page has promo videos by students, our group goals and contacts.
  • Go to podcasts page for a quick list of embedded podcasts.
  • Go to posts page for writing by facilitators and student collaborators from Media Arts and DKA.
    • Student orgs and departments: Want to collaborate? Contact

Past Meetings with Screenings:



Meeting and screening on November 2, 2023 #Noirvember: Blue Gardenia (1953)

Screening & discussion

Join us for our #Noirvember screening of Blue Gardenia (1953) directed by Fritz Lang.
We will briefly explore themes of gender and film noir and the film itself.
Date: Nov 2 (Thurs) | Time: 5-7pm| Location: RTVP 184
Co-sponsored by Mayborn School of Journalism and Media Arts. Special thanks to Dr. Tracy Everbach and Marielena Resendiz.
Reel to Real Nov 2023 UNT Calendar Event (add to calendar option)
Social media links from Media Arts sponsor: Instagram- Blue Gardenia screening


Meeting and screening on November 3, 2022 #Noirvember: Raw Deal (1948)

Reel to Real Classics Banner for Raw Deal 1948 and Marsha Hunt tribute 3 actors on stairs
Ad for Raw Deal 1948 screening by Reel to Real Classics

Meeting and screening on Friday, May 20, 2022: The Stranger (1946)

  • Reel to Real Classics Club Check in and Screening: The Stranger (1946) [Library Calendar]
    • Reel to Real-ly Glad the Semester is done - bonus meeting
    • Hybrid discussion. Zoom set up for watch along and post movie chat on zoom.
  • When: Friday, May 20, 2022 at 5:00pm
  • Where: Willis Library, 340, 3rd floor (must take elevator or side stairs)
  • What/Why: Post finals/bonus meeting! Reel to Real Classics film club revisit Welles and Robinson for a film noir in an educational setting:


  • Meeting and screening on November 5, 2021 Too Late For Tears (1949) #Noirvember

  • Screening and Discussion on Too Late for Tears (1949) #Noirvember


Virtual programming only. Lilly Ramin interviews with author J.R. Jordan/Podcasts.  We also had virtual "Watch and Chats."


Meeting 9: Citizen Kane (co-sponsored by UNT DKA) | Meeting 8: Scarlet Street (co-sponsored by UNT DKA) |   Meeting 7: Sudden Fear & Joan Crawford | Meeting 6: His Girl Friday  |  Meeting 5: Lucille Ball & Lured |  Meeting 4: Chaplin's The Immigrant (1917)   |  Meeting 3: Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent | Meeting 2: Nosferatu | Meeting 1: Rita Hayworth and Gilda

Thank you to all the student organizations, and departments (in and out of the library) who collaborate with us to make this possible!

ntTV promo videos for Reel to Real Classics

These promos were facilitated by Maya Brown and Hannah Hershey! The promos were completely created by students on the NTTV promo team for Reel to Real Classics by their request. We are honored that they offered to create these items and to showcase their creative efforts on our Reel to Real Classics page!

Videos from ntTV promo members:

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