BCPL offers free streaming of Oscar-winning A24 films
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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