Kanopy 4+

Thoughtful Entertainment


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Stream thousands of films for free without ads through your library.

Sign up with your library card and start watching festival award-winning films, thought-provoking documentaries, The Criterion Collection, and more with new titles added weekly.

Browse Kanopy Kids for unlimited age-appropriate shows and movies with access to parental controls.

Available on mobile, web, and living room devices.

What’s New

Version 5.1.7

Lights, Camera, Updates! We make improvements to make your experience even better.

This release includes minor tweaks to improve the overall stability of the app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
81.9K Ratings

81.9K Ratings

a frontier fellow ,

Kit Carson, an American hero.

I guess I’m sentimental but the nostalgia which this fine picture stirred in me was a very pleasant pastime. I’d recommend it to anyone who loves Westerns, pathfinders, mountain men and Arizona’s picturesque Monument Valley which in other pictures director John Ford used to superb effect.
It is from a little known movie studio which I had never heard of, hence I didn’t expect much. But Dana Andrews is solid, Ward Bond is believable and Jon Hall as Carson does fine. His drawl is a bit affected, but that is not the main point. His decency is the main point. Also the reconciliation between Andrews and Hall towards the end helps soothe over their rather awkward beginnings. It’s heartwarming. There’s an honesty between them that is most becoming, because it is between two men of honor. Finally, the story touches on the founding of the California Republic in rather simple terms but conveys the idea of suffering and sacrifice. The Shoshone tribe and a Mexican General with megalomania keep Carson and his band on their toes.
One last tip: by the sound of his voice you should recognize Clayton Moore who later became famous on TV as the Lone Ranger.

NolaLova ,

Amazing content - please fix the platform

I’ve had Kanopy for several years. Hands down, amazing content, however, its been really clunky with the same problems for all of these years. This: There is zero way to recover if you accidentally press the wrong button while watching a film. The only way to get back to it is to “rent” again. (lose a credit) There’s no option to finish watching it later or tomorrow. Nope. Not without using a credit. Oh and oops, if you accidentally press the wrong button, press play for a movie you don’t want to watch (even for a split second and immediately get out of it) well too bad, you lose a credit. Why not have a simple “do you want to use credit” or similar? There’s no doubt my public library is paying for a service its users are not able to fully utilize. I get 12 credits per month and am fairly tech savvy but I find this issue hugely frustrating. I can imagine it is much more frustrating for first time users, especially if they only are allowed 3 credits per month. What a bummer!

I’ve read a lot of other reviews. Every single review that poses a question regarding disappearing credits receives the same response- we’re sorry you’re having this problem, please send an email directly to Kanopy to discuss further, aka …(probably) you don’t have a real solution other than manually crediting to individual accounts. C’mon Kanopy, we’re all fans here, just fix it already.

Caelestius ,

The interface of a film archive

The arts, entertainment and communications of the 21st century are clearly electronic in their delivery and digital in their creation and preservation. So the power of much human experience will be mediated by an “interface,” that wall with both virtual and physical dimensions that functions as a window and curtain, padlock and turnstile, stairs and moat, pen and paper, letter and stamp, dream forsaken or awakened, patrimony and posterity.
Many are the titans of this age with Lilliputian assumptions, even more are the disruptors with brilliant imaginations. The interfaces of Instagram and Quora, for example, are remarkably primitive and unhelpful; Craigslist and Wikipedia, like Kanopy, are logical and streamlined.
So I’m happy to announce, from my bias that Kanopy is an exemplar, rationally designed interface. And that is the sign of a deeply literate, broadly empowered set of designers, creators and users. The same is true of entire societies, over a series of generations. Make it easy for us to learn, and sensible to use, and our choices, governments, lives and histories will easily make sense, too.

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