The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy will be available for free to Teaneck residents beginning June 3. 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 Teaneck 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.
“Usage of our digital materials including eBooks and eAudiobooks is up over 90% in 2019, as compared to this time last year,” says Allen McGinley, Library Director. “So we’re excited to offer Teaneck cardholders even greater access to streaming content for children, teens, and adults that is accessible from anywhere that people like to watch.”
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 recently added Kanopy Kids: thoughtful entertainment for children aged preschool and up. Parents can trust a curated selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media™, as well as additional parental controls to keep kids safe.