If you’re interested in independent, international, classic, or documentary films, you’re in luck. Get out your library card and sign up for Kanopy, our new on-demand video streaming service. For a 30-day free trial period, PFL patrons have access to more than 30,000 films that are both entertaining and educational. Developed with a curatorial ethos aligned with the missions of many public libraries, Kanopy’s catalog has been called “Awe-inspiring!” (The New York Times). Kanopy is the largest dedicated video streaming solution for libraries and features a constantly growing collection from thousands of content partners including the Criterion Collection (“Seven Samurai”/ “Bicycle Thieves”), Frederick Wiseman (“Ex Libris”), A24 Films (“Moonlight”/”Lady Bird”), The Great Courses, leading indie-distributor Magnolia Pictures, Neon Rated, Oscilloscope, Music Box Films, Hollywood studios like Paramount, Kino Lorber, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Media Education Foundation, Women Make Movies and many, many others.
At the end of the trial period, library staff will evaluate the purchase of a subscription to Kanopy.