If you're interested in independent, foreign language, classic, or documentary films, you're in luck. Get out your library card and sign up for Kanopy, Birmingham Public Library's newest online service.
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service available only to educational institutions and public libraries. You can stream titles from the Criterion Collection, Music Box Films, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, and hundreds of other film distribution partners along with thousands of carefully selected independently distributed films that are unavailable elsewhere. Some examples of categories are race and class studies, LGBT, psychology, mental health, career development, business skills, environmental sciences, history, and astronomy.
Classic fictional films are also available. Categories include silent films, cult classics, and Japanese, German, French, Russian, and American collections. Some examples of films include The Lord of the Flies, Watership Down, The Great Dictator, A Hard Days Night, The Blob, Eraserhead, Metropolis, The Red Balloon, and Les Miserables.
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now and get your nerd on.