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the visitor movie poster
Randall Hinson, April 14, 2022

The year is 3036. Venusian Fnargs have demolished Earth and fried much of the human race with subthalamic energy beams. Now they scuttle through the smoking rubble of New Los Angeles, hunting down survivors.


Collage of classic and influential films by African-American directors
Alice S., February 11, 2022

For many years it was hard to find and watch many classic and influential films by African-American directors: they were not widely distributed, they were not released on home video, or they were thought to be lost.


Collage of Latinx movies
Hilda Guerrero, September 24, 2021

Cinema, like every other form of artistic expression, is a mirror for the society in which it is born. Each cinematic experience offering a glimpse into the world of the Ajeno, the world of another.


Three film collage of fashion films
Sheryn Morris, August 21, 2020

Kanopy is an incredible resource for feature films and documentaries. Their collection of films about fashion covers many categories: Most Popular, Fashion Industry Documentary, Fashion Runway Shows, Textiles, and Recently Added. There are over 300 titles, with Kanopy adding new films all the time.


Collage of LGBTQIA feature films
Sheryn Morris, June 27, 2020

Over the years there have been many LGBTQIA feature films, such as My Beautiful Laundrette,


Film posters from the golden age of Japanese cinema.
Alan Westby, May 20, 2020

Among the many outstanding films available to patrons on Kanopy are several classics from the golden age of Japanese cinema, the 1950s.


Collage of television adaptations of books
Elizabeth Graney, May 15, 2020

A common complaint leveled against film adaptations is that they often cut too much of the original material to fit their run time. This is where miniseries and television shows can really shine. With more time to tell the story, they can often provide a more faithful adaptation.


Collage of nature documentaries offered through Kanopy
Hilda Guerrero, May 05, 2020

Many of us have had a plethora of time on our hands lately and it’s no secret that with excess time comes a true 21st century pastime—binge watching.

Let us channel Charles Baudelaire as we wax poetic:


Film adaptations of Shakespeare's works
Elizabeth Graney, April 23, 2020

Did you know that scholars are uncertain as to Shakespeare’s actual birthday? We have a record of his baptism on April 26, 1564 and a burial marker that states he was 52 when he passed, but no more physical evidence to go on.


Recommended best artsy books and films
Mary McCoy, April 17, 2020

Sometimes it’s hard to get past the home page when you’re browsing streaming content. Staff in the Art, Music, & Recreation Department are here to help you make a deep dive into the best artsy books and films available on the library’s streaming platforms like hoopla, Kanopy, and OverDrive.


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