What We’re Watching: Indies on Kanopy

By Emilie Pichot, Library Associate

Out of all the films and documentaries that Kanopy has to offer, I’ve been enjoying Independent films a lot lately. Here’s a few of my favorites.

Wendy And Lucy Movie Poster

Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy featuring Michelle Williams and an adorable Labrador dog. Need I say more? This film is a brutal depiction of how anyone can suddenly be very out of luck and experience homelessness in Reichardt’s signature minimalist style. Heads up this film is Rated R for language.

Watch the film on Kanopy here.

Moonlight Movie Poster

Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight is a gorgeous and gentle portrait of Chiron, a young black gay boy growing up in Miami and his journey to becoming comfortable with himself as he overcomes his struggles with the love and support from unexpected community members. My favorite scene: When the camera focuses in silence on Chiron’s lover’s face. Rated R for some sexuality, drug use, brief violence, and language throughout.

Watch Moonlight on Kanopy.

How to find films: It’s quite easy to use. Go ahead and log into your Kanopy Account. Click and hover over browse to select a film that interests you.

Happy streaming!

Fake news: How to spot it

Fake News! What is it and why is everyone talking about it?

It seems that almost anywhere you look these days there are reports about fake news. Here at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/Maryland’s State Library Resource Center, we have been working to develop tools and resources to help you debunk fake news like myths, propaganda, satire, hoaxes, and misinformation. And while it might seem impossible to find news without bias or slant, the Library is here to help!

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