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Kanopy Streaming Service to Showcase Women Centric Films Celebrating Women’s History Month

Meryl Streep in "The Hours" Paramount Pictures

Kanopy, the online streaming platform, will be showcasing a special catalog for the month of March, spotlighting a selection of award-winning films and documentaries highlighting women talent from around the globe. Be it documentaries or Oscar caliber performances, Women’s History Month will be celebrated in full.

More than ever, the attainability of content has grown rich with the help of accessible platforms like Kanopy, a streaming service available to those who hold a library card to one of its many partnered libraries and universities. Throughout the month of March, viewers will be able to stream and join in celebration of films inspired by and featuring women centric stories.

Among the featured titles are “The Hours,” starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore, the BAFTA award-winning “I Am Not a Witch” from Rungano Nyoni, HBO’s trailblazing “Jane Fonda in Five Acts” and the moody and zestful “Madeline’s Madeline” from Josephine Decker, whose latest feature “Shirley” was obtained for theatrical release by NEON.

Amy Adrion’s essential documentary “Half the Picture,” is also included in the slate. With in-depth interviews with women filmmakers in the industry and those who have persevered against the reverence of the hiring grounds illustrates a stunning examination in film culture. It features talks with Ava DuVernay, Kasi Lemmons and Karyn Kusama.

“I Am Not a Witch”
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Check out the featured recommended titles celebrating WHM below.

Fearless Female Performances
Five female-fronted films that take viewers to the edge

  • Her Smell – Starring Golden Globe® winner Elisabeth Moss
  • The Hours – Starring Oscar® winners Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Julianne Moore
  • Tu Dors Nicole – Starring Julianne Côté and Catherine St-Laurent
  • Unsane – Starring Golden Globe® winner Claire Foy
  • Young Adult – Starring Oscar® winner Charlize Theron

Pioneering Female Filmmakers
Radical, original films from essential female voices

  • Born in Flames – Directed by Sundance Film Festival winner Lizzie Borden
  • I Am Not a Witch – Directed by BAFTA winner Rungano Nyoni
  • Madeline’s Madeline – Directed by Josephine Decker
  • Sita Sings the Blues – Directed by Nina Paley
  • Take This Waltz – Directed by Canadian Screen Award winner Sarah Polley

Women in Current Events
Powerful films that discuss women in today’s political climate

  • Big Dream – Directed by Kelly Cox
  • Half the Picture – Directed by DGA winner Amy Adrion
  • Miss Representation – Directed by News & Documentary Emmy winner Jennifer Siebel Newsom
  • She Started It – Directed by Insiyah Saeed and Nora Poggi
  • Women’s March – Directed by Mischa Hedges

You can find Kanopy’s entire collection honoring Women’s History Month here and you can see ways to sign up for the streaming services here.

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Written by Jessica Peña

Jessica Peña studied journalism at Volunteer State Community College before she began writing about film on a personal blog that sprouted from an electronic media course. She is now a film journalist for Awards Circuit, as well as a content editor and writer for the UK-based site JumpCut Online. She also loves the Child's Play/Chucky franchise with no end in sight.


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