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Kanopy, the premium, free-to-the-user entertainment streaming platform, has announced the latest films available on the streaming service. With most of the list unavailable on other streaming services, these films are available for free to library card holders at partnered university and public libraries nationwide.

Below you’ll find a list of the streaming platform’s newest April titles coming to Kanopy. Top titles include Bo Burnham’s critically acclaimed directorial debut Eighth Grade and Toni Collette’s stunning turn as a grieving mother in a family full of secrets in Ari Aster’s Hereditary.

Hereditary (2018) – Currently Available

After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.

 

Eighth Grade (2018) – Currently Available

An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth-grade year before leaving to start high school.

 

Chinatown (1974) – Available April 2nd

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

 

A Man Called Ove (2015) – Available April 2nd

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

 

Sex and Lucia (2001) – Available April 2nd

Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.

 

The Criminal (Concrete Jungle) (1960) – Available April 2nd

In UK, after pulling a racetrack robbery, repeat offender Johnny Bannion hides the loot in a farmer’s field but the police and the local mob come looking for Johnny and for the money.

 

Wrestle (2018) – Available April 9th

Hoop Dreams goes to the mat in WRESTLE, an intimate coming-of-age documentary about four members of a high-school wrestling team at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School, a longstanding entry on Alabama’s list of failing schools. Coached by teacher Chris Scribner, teammates Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face challenges far beyond a shot at the State Championship: splintered family lives, drug use, teenage pregnancy, mental health struggles, and run-ins with the law threaten to derail their success on the mat and lock any doors that could otherwise open. Tough-love coach Scribner isn’t off the hook, either; he must come to terms with his own past conflicts while unwittingly wading into the complexities of race, class and privilege in the South. Director Suzannah Herbert and Co-Director Lauren Belfer captured over 650 hours of footage during the course of the team’s final season to create this closely observed, deeply affecting depiction of growing up disadvantaged in America today.

 

About Kanopy

Kanopy is a premium, free-to-the-user entertainment streaming platform through universities and libraries with a focus on thoughtful entertainment. Through partnerships with organizations such as A24, Criterion Collection, HBO Documentaries, San Francisco MOMA and The Goethe-Institut, among others, Kanopy’s critically-acclaimed catalog provides thousands of the world’s finest documentaries, award-winning titles, must-see classics, world cinema, contemporary favorites and kids programming to public library members, students and professors at participating institutions, funded through state-aided supplementary programs and tuition. The Kanopy app is available on all major streaming devices. For more information, please visit www.kanopy.com.

 

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