The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at the Library. Menomonie Public Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting https://menomonielibrary.kanopy.com Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.
Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.
With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides library patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.
The Kanopy collection includes indie hits like Hunt For the Wilderpeople and 2 Days in Paris, classic masterpieces like Aguirre, the Wrath of God and Seven Samurai, and award-winning documentaries like the 2017 Oscar®-nominated I Am Not Your Negro and Sundance Film Festival winner Mother of George.
Library Journal’s verdict: “Kanopy is different from many streaming services…The depth and breadth of the selections make this resource extremely valuable, supporting a wide range of curricular programs.” Library Journal names it the Best Database of 2017 and most valuable streaming service.
Give Kanopy a try at https://menomonielibrary.kanopy.com, visit our web site https://menomonielibrary.org, or download the Kanopy app and sign up with your library card. You currently can stream up to 8 films per month.