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Kanopy Increases Its Criterion Collection Offerings
Kanopy added nearly 60 films from The Criterion Collection to its platform. Now there are more than 500 films from the collection available for academic institutions to stream via Kanopy. New films include:
- Black Girl (1966): Ousmane Sembène’s future debut is a harrowing human drama as well as a radical political statement—and one of the essential films of the 1960s.
- The Spirit of the Beehive (1973): Widely regarded as the greatest Spanish film of the 1970s, Víctor Erice’s The Spirit of the Beehive is a bewitching portrait of a child’s haunted inner life and one of the most visually arresting movies ever made.
- Paris is Burning (1990): A landmark documentary made over seven years, providing a vibrant snapshot of the rampant homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty in New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene.
- Slacker (1991): Directed by Richard Linklater, this film is a prescient look at an emerging generation of aggressive nonparticipants, and one of the key films of the American independent film movement of the 1990s.
- Beau Travail (1999): Claire Denis and cinematographer Agnès Godard fold military and masculine codes of honor, colonialism’s legacy, destructive jealousy, and repressed desire into shimmering, hypnotic images that ultimately explode in one of the most startling and unforgettable endings in all of modern cinema.
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