The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at Chickasha Public Library. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting the library websites e-resources page https://chickashapl.okpls.org/e-resources-3-2/ and clicking on the Kanopy button. 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 Chickasha Public 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.
“We’re pleased to provide this video streaming service to our patrons. A patron with an active library card from Chickasha Public Library can check out up to 10 films per month and have 3 days to watch each film as many times as wanted. There is plenty of viewing pleasure for kids also. Kanopy is a wonderful addition to our offerings of books, audio books, e-books, and databases. A library card provides access to all of these possibilities. Library staff will be happy to help if you have any questions, the phone number is 405-222-6075. We hope you enjoy this service,” says Library Director Lillie Huckaby.
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.
Kanopy was founded in 2008 by CEO Olivia Humphrey as an educational tool for colleges and universities. More than 5 million Kanopy users stream the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers, and experience the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema.