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Glen Ellyn Public Library Members Can Now Access More Than 30,000 Films for Free with Kanopy

Posted: August 6, 2018

By: GEPL Staff

Kanopy: Discover over 30,000 of the world’s best films.Kanopy, a popular-on-demand film streaming service, is now available for free to Glen Ellyn Public Library members.

Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting Films can be streamed from any computer, TV, 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.

“Kanopy offers great content that beautifully complements the selections in our other streaming products,” said Susan DeRonne, Adult Department Director. “I think our community will enjoy both its educational and entertaining videos.”

With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides Glen Ellyn Public Library members 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, as well as films on race and current affairs.

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.