Enoch Pratt Free Library Adds Film, Streaming Service


— Enoch Pratt Free Library has launched Kanopy, a free-to-user entertainment, streaming platform bringing in-demand, buzzworthy films and documentaries, world cinema and exclusive collections to Baltimore residents. Kanopy can be accessed from leading devices and platforms, including Apple TV, iOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku and can be viewed using your phone, tablet or computer. Enoch Pratt Free Library cardholders can sign up instantly and watch six Kanopy films per month at: prattlibrary.kanopy.com

Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases an extensive content library, including award-winning narratives, thought-provoking documentaries and highly acclaimed shorts. Available to stream now are American classics such as Saturday Night Fever, Harold and Maude, and the Oscar® winning classic High Noon, in addition to must-see films from the Criterion Collection, such as 8 ½, Cleo From 5 to 7, and Rashomon. Kanopy features top recent releases, including the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominee, Madeline’s Madeline, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, Of Fathers and Sons, and Toronto International Film Festival Selection, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami.

Plus, younger viewers can now enjoy Kanopy Kids since it launched earlier this year. Parents can trust the curated selection of educational and enriching videos with developmentally appropriate age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls to keep kids safe.

Founded in 2008 by CEO Olivia Humphrey, Kanopy was as an educational tool for colleges and universities. More than five million Kanopy users stream the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers and experience the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema.