Vidiots is Santa Monica's local video store. The fun, small shop has a library of more than 40,000 videos and DVDs from a wide variety of genres, including independent, documentary, mainstream, Hong Kong, gay and lesbian, musical, animation, classic, cult, TV and experimental titles. Patty Polinger and Cathy Tauber, long-time friends, are the owners and operators of the store and say that it is the place to go to when you want to "talk movies." Vidiots introduced Vidiots Annex, which offers film study classes about everything from censorship in cinema to cartoon mythology to cult films, as well as free screenings every Saturday night at 8pm. It has been in business since 1985.