Kanopy Women's History Month

Kanopy Showcases Female-Centric Films for Women’s History Month!

Kanopy, the premium, free-to-the-user entertainment streaming platform, is showcasing a lineup of films in celebration of Women’s History Month!

Available for free to cardholders of partnered public and academic libraries nationwide, the March catalog of films highlights female directors, the history of women in the United States, major female figures and women in current events.

A Sampling of Some Films Being Offered This Month by Kanopy:

    Lady Bird - Directed by Greta Gerwig and nominated for five Oscars, this warm, affecting comedy follows a high schooler who must navigate a loving, but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother over the course of her eventful and poignant senior year of high school.

    Cleo from 5 to 7 - Director Agnes Varda eloquently captures Paris in the ‘60s with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift as she awaits test results following a biopsy.

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post - Directed by Desiree Akhavan and Grand Jury Prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival, the film follows Cameron when she’s sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the backseat of a car.

    American Honey - Nominated for six Film Independent Spirit Awards and winner of two Special Jury Prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, the film follows an adolescent girl from a troubled home who runs away with a traveling sales crew across the American Midwest to sell subscriptions door-to-door.

    Madeline's Madeline - From director Josephine Decker, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur when a young actress is pushed too far. An Official Selection at the Berlin International Festival, Madeline’s Madeline stars Molly Parker ("Lost in Space").
  1. Regarding Susan Sontag – An intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of the 20th century, Susan Sontag.
  2. Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise – The film traces Dr. Angelou’s incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos in her own words.
  3. Jane’s Journey – A 2010 film that follows Jane Goodall across several continents, from her childhood home in England to the Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where she began her groundbreaking research and where she still returns every year to enjoy the company of chimpanzees.
  4. The Beaches of Agnes – From director Agnes Varda, this cinematic self-portrait touches on everything from the feminist movement and the Black Panthers to the filmmaker’s husband Jacques Demy and the birth of the French New Wave.
  5. Mavis! – An award-winning documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon, Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. 

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.

Written by Bernadette Giacomazzo

Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in The Source, XXL, HipHopWired, Teen Vogue, People, Us Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series. Find her online at http://www.bernadettegiacomazzo.com and http://www.longlivetheuprising.com

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