Films to Stream on Kanopy

Did you know that you have access to thousands of films and documentaries from the comfort of your own home? Your Livingston Public Library card gives cardholders access to Kanopy, which allows users to borrow up to 10 titles per month including classic cinema, indie films, The Great Courses, and even films for kids! 

Here are some new additions to Kanopy’s collection. (Note: All descriptions are taken from Kanopy)

Mister Mayfair

 Max Mayfair is living the ‘good life’. Having left New York City and his past as a gangster, he now runs the most glamorous club in all of London: Rat pack style.

Love Surreal 

Art student Abby must face letting go of her imaginary boyfriend to give a charming but annoying fellow student a chance at her heart.

Sisterhood of the Night 

Based on the short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Millhauser, The Sisterhood of Night is a story of friendship and loyalty set against the backdrop of a modern-day Salem witch trial. Shot on location in Kingston, NY, the film chronicles a group of girls who have slipped out of the world of social media into a mysterious world deep in the woods. 


Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Renee Zellweger is “remarkable” (USA TODAY) in this unforgettable portrait of showbiz legend Judy Garland.

Some Kind of Heaven 

Follows the dreams and desires of a small group of residents who are unable to find happiness within The Villages, America’s largest retirement community – a massive, self-contained utopia.

The Motorcycle Illustrated 

To pay tribute to his great grandfather, Cutler Gray builds his own motorized bicycle and rides 1000 miles from Los Angeles to Seattle.

Still the Water 

On the subtropical Japanese island of Amami, traditions about nature remain eternal. During the full-moon night of traditional dances in August, 16-year-old Kaito discovers a dead body floating in the sea. His girlfriend Kyoko will attempt to help him understand this mysterious discovery. Together, Kaito and Kyoko will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love.

Happy watching!

-Jessica, Head of Adult Services & Acquisitions 

Holiday Movies to Stream on Kanopy

This month, Kanopy has dozens of holiday movies to fit every mood! Whether you’re looking for family fun, classics, romance, comedy, music, documentaries, or even horror, you can stream all these movies and more for free using your Livingston Library card.

(Note: All descriptions are taken from Kanopy)

March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934)

Based on the operetta by Victor Herbert, this delightful musical follows the pre-Christmas antics of two well-meaning bumblers of Toyland, Ollie Dee (Oliver Hardy) and Stannie Dum (Stan Laurel), as they try to help Mother Peep and her daughter Bo from being evicted by their sinister landlord…who also wants to close the town’s toy factory and ruin the holidays for all the children expecting toys!

The Flight Before Christmas (2008)

A flying squirrel shows a youthful reindeer who suffers from vertigo how to soar into the sky. The reindeer heads to the North pole to save Santa and his reindeer. Starring Emma Roberts and Norm MacDonald.

Christmas In Carolina (2020)

Elle, a career driven investment banker, has given up on love until she meets Wesley who invites Elle to his hometown in South Carolina. There she falls in love and finds the spirit of Christmas again. Starring Kelli Shanygne Williams and Darius McCrary.

The 12 Days of Christmas Eve (2004)

Calvin Carter is a hard-charging, high-living guy who runs a hugely successful chain of discount stores. When he awakens in the hospital he is met by a no-nonsense nurse who gives him 12 days to relive Christmas Eve and find the true meaning of the holiday. Starring Steven Weber and Molly Shannon, and directed by Martha Coolidge (Valley Girl, Real Genius, Rambling Rose).

Mahalia Jackson Sings Songs of Christmas (1997)

Featuring over 40 minutes of vintage performances by the world’s greatest gospel singer, this is Mahalia at her most powerful, singing the beloved songs of the holiday season. Originally intended as musical vignettes for CBS’s 1960-61 television season, this beautiful footage has been digitally remastered for optimum sound and picture quality form the original 16mm Kinescopes.

A Big Lego Christmas (2015)

The international team prepares for the biggest LEGO Christmas ever! Head to London for the opening of the world’s biggest LEGO store and visit the famous LEGO headquarters in Denmark.

Black Christmas (1974)

The college town of Bedford is receiving an unwelcome guest this Christmas. As the residents of sorority house Pi Kappa Sigma prepare for the festive season, a stranger begins to stalk the house. One of the earliest examples of a slasher film, this creepy holiday classic is sure to terrify and delight classic horror lovers everywhere.

Joe, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian