BCPL of­fers free stream­ing of Os­car-win­ning A24 films

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Li­brary card­hold­ers now have free ac­cess to even more of the hottest in­de­pen­dent films from the com­fort of their own homes. Stream­ing movie ser­vice Kanopy has added 72 ti­tles from pop­u­lar in­de­pen­dent film dis­trib­u­tor A24 films to its cat­a­log, and all are avail­able to view with a Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Li­brary card.

Moon­light, Lady Bird, Amy, Ex Machina, The Florida Project, First Re­formed and The Killing of a Sa­cred Deer are just sev­eral of the ti­tles avail­able to stream for free. As of to­day, the six-year-old A24 has re­ceived a to­tal of 24 Academy Award nom­i­na­tions for its films, and re­cently an­nounced multi-year part­ner­ship where it will pro­duce a slate of orig­i­nal films for Ap­ple.

Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Li­brary card­hold­ers can ac­cess the Kanopy page and watch pop­u­lar films and doc­u­men­taries by vis­it­ing https://bcpl. kanopy­s­tream­ing.com. First­time users will be prompted to sign up for the ser­vice, con­firm an email ad­dress and en­ter their li­brary card information + PIN. Once all information is con­firmed, card­hold­ers are able to watch up to 15 films per month. Kanopy can be ac­cessed from any de­vice, in­clud­ing Roku, iOS and An­droid.

Kanopy is a video stream­ing plat­form for li­braries with one of the largest and most unique col­lec­tions in the world fea­tur­ing more than 26,000 movies, doc­u­men­taries and in­die and for­eign films from over hun­dreds of pro­duc­ers, in­clud­ing The Cri­te­rion Col­lec­tion, The Great Cour­ses, Kino Lor­ber, PBS and thou­sands of in­de­pen­dent film­mak­ers.

“Not ev­ery­one can af­ford monthly sub­scrip­tion fees for big-name stream­ing ser­vices,” said Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Li­brary spokesper­son Er­ica Palmisano, “so we’re pleased to be able to pro­vide our card­hold­ers free ac­cess to high-qual­ity movies right from home. Kanopy is a great ad­di­tion to the wide va­ri­ety of dig­i­tal re­sources that Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Li­brary of­fers.”

In ad­di­tion to Kanopy, Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Li­brary of­fers free ac­cess to sev­eral web­sites and data­bases, in­clud­ing Lynda.com, Rosetta Stone, Mango Lan­guages, World Book Kids and more.

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The North Point branch of the Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Li­brary.

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