Kanopy Spotlight: Oscar Winners and Nominees

Are you planning your next movie night?  Did you know that your Livingston Public Library Card gives you access to Kanopy? Kanopy is a digital resource that allows you to stream and watch thousands of films from the comfort of your own home. Kanopy has everything- from world cinema, documentaries, and even Oscar winning films!

Here are some Oscar winners and nominees that you can stream from Kanopy!

Paper Moon 

From Kanopy: Ryan O’Neal teams up with his daughter Tatum in this bright, warm, and funny period film for which Tatum won an Oscar for her first film role, making her the youngest actress to ever receive this honor.

O’Neal plays the smooth-talking con man Moses Pray, driving through depression-era Kansas with a carload of deluxe bibles, a gold tooth behind a convincing smile, and a list of newly widowed prospects for his line. Addie (Tatum OaEU(tm)Neal) is a cigarette-smoking, nine-year-old orphan who hooks up with Moses and manages to show the master con man a trick or two. Madeline Kahn also joins the team as the funny, neurotic Trixie Delight.

Winner of Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Tatum O’Neal) and nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Madeline Kahn) and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards. Winner of Most Promising Newcomer – Female (Tatum O’Neal) and nominated for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical and Best Director – Motion Picture at the Golden Globes.

A Man Called Ove

From Kanopy: Ove, an ill tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. Based on the bestselling novel.

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling at the Academy Awards. Winner of Best European Comedy at the European Film Awards.

Ida

From Kanopy: The winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards in 2014, IDA is a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960’s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past.

18-year old Anna (stunning newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naive, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism.

Winner of an Oscar and a BAFTA award for Best Film Not in the English Language. Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes and the Cesar Awards.

RBG

From Kanopy: At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. Explore her unique and unknown personal journey of her rise to the nation’s highest court.

Academy Award nominee. Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival.

Last Men in Aleppo 

From Kanopy: 2018 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad’s breathtaking work – a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage – follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets; ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes in the hope of saving lives.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema – Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. Nominated for the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.

Trumbo

From Kanopy: The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

Nominated for Best Actor (Bryan Cranston) at the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes and the BAFTA Awards. Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Faces Places

From Kaopy: 89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie.

Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck, meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. FACES PLACES documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.

Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards. Winner of the Golden Eye at the Cannes Film Festival. Nominated for Best Documentary Film at the Cesar Awards. Winner of Best Documentary at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Winner of the People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Visit Kanopy for a full list of films that you can stream! What will you be watching?

-Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian 

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