The Mechanics Institute now offers streaming video! The Kanopy online video streaming platform offers thousands of classic films, educational videos, documentaries, indie, art house, foreign films, and more.
After clicking on this link you will need to authenticate using your Mechanics Institute barcode (the long number on the back of your membership card). This will lead you to an online form to set up your account on Kanopy. After this initial set-up, you will use your email address and a password of your choosing to access Kanopy. If you encounter any difficulties, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org then we will set up a time for us to call you to talk you through the process. Once you have done the initial set up, bookmark the link to return to Kanopy to watch great films and videos.
What can you find on Kanopy? Try a search to find out. Have a favorite writer? I searched for mine and found a wonderful documentary about her. Have a favorite topic, maybe cooking? You will discover Kanopy includes The Great Courses series, among many others, The Everyday Gourmet. Explore Kanopy to find a video about whatever interests you.
Our Friday's CinemaLit program will continue with members viewing the selected movie on Kanopy then participating in a group discussion (Click here for more information and to register for the discussion on Zoom).
[The picture for this post, Buster Keaton 29c (from the National Postal Museum, Scott Catalogue USA 2828, April 27, 1994.) comes from Smithsonian Open Access provided by the Smithsonian Institution, which has made over 3 million of its ditiized images freely available.]