LEWISTON — The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy will become a free service for Lewiston Public Library card holders March 18.
Films can be streamed by visiting www.libraryla.org/films or from any computer, smart 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 A24, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.
The Kanopy collection includes French language titles like Camille Claudel and 400 Blows, classics like “Saturday Night Fever” and “Seven Samurai,” and award-winning documentaries like the 2017 Oscar(R)-nominated “I Am Not Your Negro” and Sundance Film Festival winner “Mother of George.”
Kanopy has also recently released Kanopy Kids, offering a large selection of educational and entertaining programming for children. Included in the offerings are nearly 300 short, animated films based on children’s books such as “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” and “Mother Bruce,” a book by Maine author Ryan T. Higgins.
Signing up for Kanopy is easy, requiring only an email address to create an account and a valid library card. Library patrons are then allotted 10 credits a month with each movie/episode viewed costing one credit. Credits are reset at the end of each month. If you have questions, call 207-513-3135, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the library at 200 Lisbon St. .