The Criterion Collection at Your Fingertips – With an L.A. Library Card

The good folks at the Criterion Collection are tirelessly remastering and re-releasing quality films from around the world, but they’re presently on a parallel mission – to encourage folks not to forget the value and magic of a good book…

A valid Los Angeles Public Library card has already hooked readers up with some fantastic perks, including free online courses and a subscription to the New York Times, but now LAPL has rolled out a partnership that should have card-carrying cinephiles stocking up on Jiffy Pop and binging for days – card-holders can now stream four hundred and nineteen films from Criterion famed and collection, including the work of masters of cinema like Akira Kurosawa, Andrei Tarkovsky, Sergei Eisenstein and many others.

The movies are made available to card-holders users through a service called Kanopy. Once a free Kanopy account is set up with your library card, you can stream up to 10 films per month through your computer, or on your phone/iPad using the Kanopy app.  Kanopy is also compatible with Apple TV and Roku.  And get this – many of the films (including Breathless (A bout de souffle), The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups), and Jules et Jim – aren’t currently streaming on any popular streaming services but Kanopy.

Of course we look forward to your next visit to The Frida, but if we don’t see you for a while, we completely understand…

 

 

 

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