5 Movies to Stream on Kanopy

Movie night just got better with Kanopy. This new streaming video service offers a wide selection of classic cinema, indie films, and thought-provoking documentaries. KCLS users can sign up using their library card and watch 5 films every month. You can even download apps for Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and more.

Looking for ideas on what to watch? Here are five films I'm excited to try this month:

  1. A Girl Walks Home Alone The debut film from director Ana Lily Amirpour combines the surrealism of David Lynch with the pulp of spaghetti westerns; vampires, feminism, Iranian rock, and Morricone-inspired music.  
  2. Eames: The Architect and the Painter This documentary offers an intimate look into the life, work, and relationship of the iconic mid-century modern designers Charles and Ray Eames.
  3. A Trip to the Moon The 1902 French film by pioneering director Georges Méliès is a classic of early cinema, and this color restoration features a new, original score from the band AIR.
  4. I Am Not Your Negro Author James Baldwin's final project before his death was a personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends--Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. This documentary envisions the unfinished book, explores Black history, and connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. 
  5. God Help the Girl Written and directed by Stuart Murdock, the lead singer of the indie pop group Belle & Sebastian, this charming musical tells the story of three friends who form a band and have adventures during a summer in Glasgow.

Kanopy FAQs

  • To check out streaming videos on Kanopy, you need the following:

    • A KCLS library card in good standing
    • Internet access
    • For mobile devices, the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku
    • For PC or Mac users, any current web browser (Supported browsers)
    • A Kanopy account (You can create a Kanopy account on the Kanopy login page.)
  • For help, visit Kanopy's help page or contact Ask KCLS.

  • No, films cannot be downloaded to a computer or device; they only stream through the internet.

  • Kanopy works on a pay-per-checkout model, which means that the library system pays a small fee each time a title is checked out. Limiting checkouts helps us stay within our collection budget. 

    You do not need to use your monthly tickets to access Kanopy Kids content. 

  • Titles return automatically at the end of the lending period.