Anyone who buys a DVD can receive our free Screening Kit. Hold a house party, discuss the film, take actions (especially registering people to vote) and support our democracy. Let us know when you order.

Purchase Library screening licenses

Thomas Paine was an advocate for receiving and processing all forms of information, much like libraries are the community cornerstones for information from all points of view. Welcome Paine into your library with this screening license package, created exclusively for libraries.

Please click on the ADD TO CART button below, fill out and submit the form along with your payment to us. You will receive your Screening and Publicity Kits as well as your DVDs promptly in the mail.  It is as simple as that! And we hope that you and your patrons are as inspired by this story as we are and that they will, in turn, spread the word even further.

We will send you:

  •  Two full-length DVDs of the production, each with two Special Features, and a special CD audio version of the play, all three to be added to your shelves after the screening
  • An online screening kit (view here) that includes
    • Programs ideas
    • Paine talking points and timeline
    • Authentic colonial recipes
    • Intellectual freedom resources
    • Action plan to implement after the screening
  • An online publicity kit (view here) that includes
    • Customizable flier and press release to promote the screenings
    • Twitter and Facebook banners
    • Photos from the production 
    •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           And a New Feature!  Please pass the screening kit on to any of your Patrons who attend your screening and would like to host their own home Screening Party. They can use one of your copies of the film or buy their own in our Shop. Let's spread the word far and wide!


Please feel free to take photos at your programs and post them to social media using the hashtag #LifeofThomasPaine, or email them to info@thelifeofthomaspaine for us to share on ours. 

We will ask you to agree that the film will not be duplicated, sold, transferred, uploaded or made available to any other party at any time.

PLEASE NOTE that 10% of the proceeds go to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom! 


Total Cost – $50

This includes 2 DVDs and a CD (a $40 value), a license for unlimited screenings of the film  in your library and a $5 shipping and handling fee.

(Please note that we are happy to talk with you about reduced rates for unlimited screenings within an entire library system)

Add To Cart

If your library would rather pay by check please click the button below, fill out the form and submit it.  Then make out your check for $50.00  to The Life of Thomas Paine Productions and mail it to: 3704 Kelton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034. As soon as we receive it we will email you the two kits and mail the DVDs to you. Please let us know if you need an invoice or receipt sent to you.