Besides reading books, what else is fun to do in quarantine? Watch movies of course! Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers access to Kanopy, an award-winning video streaming service that provides access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films ─ titles of unique social and cultural value from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation and thousands of independent filmmakers. There is something for everyone in the family to watch.
Curious what Library customers have watched while quarantined? Below, you will find the top 10 movies our customers have been streamed on Kanopy since March 2020. All you need to join in the fun is your Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card or One Access ID number!
The top 10 movies Library customers have watched since March 2020:
Creepy Carrots (2013) - The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get him. Run time: 10 minutes
Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus (2009) - When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place -- a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. Run time: 8 minutes
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late (2011) - It's getting dark out, but one stubborn Pigeon is NOT going to bed! Children will love this interactive bedtime romp, which puts readers back in the driver's seat, deflecting Pigeon's sly trickery as he tries to escape his inevitable bedtime. Will you let him stay up late? Run time: 8 minutes.
Midsommar (2010) - An American couple, their relationship floundering, travel to a fabled Swedish midsummer festival where they become trapped in a sinister nightmare. Run time: 148 minutes.
I’m Brave! (2015) - Come visit the firehouse and discover all the tools that firetrucks need to do their jobs and what it takes to be brave. Run time: 9 minutes.
What We Do In The Shadows (2014) - Housemates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi & Jonathan Brugh) are three vampires who are trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited into nightclubs. They are just like anyone else - except they're immortal and must feast on human blood. When their 8000 year-old roommate Petyr, turns 20-something human hipster Nick, into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life. Run time: 86 minutes. Rated R.
Episode One – The Difference Between Us (2003) - The Difference Between Us examines the contemporary science - including genetics - that challenges our common sense assumptions that human beings can be bundled into three or four fundamentally different groups according to their physical traits. Run time: 58 minutes.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs (2015) - Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur...and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day - for no particular reason - they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then - for no particular reason - they decided to go...someplace else. They are definitely not setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl. Run time: 11 minutes.
Lady Bird (2017) - Directed by Greta Gerwig and nominated for five Oscars, Lady Bird is a warm, affecting comedy about a high schooler (Saoirse Ronan) who must navigate a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother (Laurie Metcalf) over the course of her eventful and poignant senior year of high school. Run time: 94 minutes. Rated R.
You Are (Not) Small (2016) - Two fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surpise guests show up, settling it once and for all! An original and very funny story about size - it all depends on who's standing next to you. Run time : 5 minutes.
This blog was written by Serena Guest of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.