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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.


Film and play adaptations of Shakespeare's favorite works
Elizabeth Graney, April 16, 2020

Ah, April. The month we celebrate Spring, National Poetry Month and the birth (and death) of one Mr. William Shakespeare. Arguably the most famous author of all time, Shakespeare’s works are perennial favorites, having been performed for centuries.


young man in tank top running away from another man
Neale Stokes, August 21, 2019

Matt Porterfield has written and directed four feature films, all set in his hometown of Baltimore.


A24 and Kanopy logos on black background
Eileen Ybarra, December 11, 2018

Kanopy offers Los Angeles Public Library cardholders 24/7 online streaming access to the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers. We are excited to announce that most recently, Kanopy has acquired over 70+ films from A24.


Collage of new films in Kanopy
Eileen Ybarra, October 18, 2018

Kanopy offers Los Angeles Public Library cardholders 24/7 online streaming access to the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers. These films are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere.


Best of Summer test with aerial view of a beach
Eileen Ybarra, August 17, 2018

At the tap of your finger or click of a button, a plethora of streaming award-winning cinema is yours to choose from, anywhere, anytime. Kanopy is the digital resource that showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films.


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