Discover New Films on Kanopy

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian III, Electronic Resources,
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If you are interested in independent, international, classic, or documentary films, then Kanopy is for you. Kanopy is an on-demand video streaming service that is free to anyone with a Los Angeles Public Library card. Kanopy is currently showcasing a curated collection of critically acclaimed films focused on adventure, travel and personal journeys—it is the Wanderlust Collection.

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New releases of award-winning films are also being featured on Kanopy.

New Releases

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The Phone Call

This Oscar-award winning short film follows Heather (Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water, Blue Jasmine), a shy lady who works at a helpline call center

When she receives a phone call from a mystery man she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.

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The Boy Downstairs

Diana (Zosia Mamet, Girls) moves back to New York and finds the perfect apartment for a fresh start. Soon, she discovers her ex-boyfriend Ben lives in the apartment. After an awkward reunion, Diana proclaims her intentions to be friends. But as old wounds are opened, they are forced to confront the true nature of their feelings.

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Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language. Winner of Best Actor and the Cine Latino Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Directed by the award-winning filmmaker Pablo Larrain ("Jackie"), this film features international star Gael Garcia Bernal as a policeman chasing Pablo Neruda, perhaps the most important poet of the 20th century and a hugely influential political figure.

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Hunt For The Wilderpeople

Winner of Best Narrative Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Winner of an Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Winner of Best Film at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards.

Julian Dennison stars as Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neil) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together.

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