From the ashes of FilmStruck, the much-beloved streaming service for artsy & indie films that’ll close-up shop at the end of the month, comes the upcoming streaming service, Kanopy, which is partnering with the highly-decorated indie film house, A24, to allow SEVENTY-TWO of its movies available to stream for free. Yes, SEVENTY-TWO films; that DOES include the likes of Lady Bird, Room, Moonlight, Amy & Ex Machina (all are awesome movies which have won major awards and recognition at the Academy Awards). All you’ll need is an active library card.
Once you have your library card ready, you’ll be able to gain free access to Kanopy. Then you’ll have access to hundreds of films, with a good number of them that are also available for streaming on the soon-to-close FilmStruck. A24 has recently made waves with the release of Mid90s, actor Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, which garnered significant critical acclaim. The same goes for First Reformed, released this year and stars Ethan Hawke, who earned the Best Actor award at the 2018 Gotham Awards, and writer-director Paul Schrader won the award for Best Screenplay. A24 also has another film in the pipeline, David Robert Mitchell’s Under The Silver Lake, a mystery about a missing woman starring Andrew Garfield.
It’s not just a A24 party at Kanopy though, as the service will also include several films from the Criterion Collection, including Akira Kurosawa’s Rashoman and John Cassavetes’ A Woman Under The Influence, will be available to stream for free, too. Remember, if you crave the rest of the titles from the Criterion Collection that FilmStruck once had, the Criterion Collection will be launching its own streaming service in 2019.