New Movies Streaming in August

Maybe you're already familiar with our streaming services hoopla and Kanopy, but did you know that they add new content each month? Find a list below of some exciting new titles available on each platform this month.


Death to Smoochy (2002 dark comedy)
Directed by Danny DeVito. Starring Edward Norton, Robin Williams, Danny DeVito, Jon Stewart, Catherine Keener, Harvey Fierstein.
Two icons of children's television are pitted against one another in this satirical dark comedy!

Cleopatra Jones (1973 action & adventure)
Directed by Jack Starrett. Starring Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey, Shelley Winters, Brenda Sykes, Esther Rolle. Tamara Dobson is both beautiful and deadly as Cleopatra Jones, a federal super-agent on the trail of drug kingpins, targeting Shelley Winters as the notorious “Mommy.”

Veronica Mars (2014 drama / mystery)
Directed by Rob Thomas. Starring Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Krysten Ritter, Francis Capra.
Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown, an ex-boyfriend with baggage, and an unraveling murder mystery.

Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1958 Sci-fi)
Directed by Nathan Hertz. Starring Allison Hayes, William Hudson, Roy Gordon, Yvette Vickers.
In this enduring classic of 1950s science fiction, a beautiful, wealthy young woman–trapped in a loveless marriage to a philandering husband who only wants her money–exacts a terrible vengeance when exposure to radiation from an alien UFO causes her to grow into a 50-foot-tall monster.

My Own Private Idaho (1991 drama)
Directed by Gus Van Sant. Starring Keanu Reeves, River Phoenix, Udo Kier, James RUsso, William Richert, Rodney Harvey, Chiara Caselli.
Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix star in director Gus Van Sant's seminal meditation on the nature of innocence as two young men living on the fringes of society peddle their bodies for sex.

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Once Upon a River (2019 drama)
Directed by Haroula Rose. Starring Ajuawak Kapasheit, John Ashton, Josephine Decker, Kenadi DelaCerna, Lindsay Pulsipher, Tatanka Means.
Based on the best-selling novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell, ONCE UPON A RIVER is the story of Native American teenager Margo Crane in 1970s rural Michigan. After enduring a series of traumas and tragedies, Margo (newcomer Kenadi DelaCerna) sets out on an odyssey on the Stark River in search of her estranged mother. On the water, Margo encounters friends, foes, wonders, and dangers; navigating life on her own, she comes to understand her potential, all while healing the wounds of her past. Written and directed by Haroula Rose, this midwestern gothic Americana story is, in the words of Jane Smiley for The New York Times, “an excellent American parable about the consequences of our favorite ideal, freedom.”

Always / O-jik geu-dae-man (2011 Korean drama)
Directed by Il-gon Song. Starring Han Hyo-joo, So Ji-sub.
A parking lot attendant with a violent past finds hope in the love of the blind girl that walks into his booth one day.

A Band Called Death (2012 music documentary)
Directed by Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino.
Playing punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers formed a band but this was the era of Motown & they weren't given a shot. A BAND CALLED DEATH is the journey of what happened three decades later, when a '74 demo found success.

Flower (2017 drama)
Directed by Max Winkler. Starring Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Adam Scott, Tim Heidecker.
Rebellious, quick-witted Erica Vandross (Zoey Deutch) is a sassy 17-year-old living with her single mom Laurie (Kathryn Hahn) and mom's new boyfriend Bob (Tim Heidecker) in L.A's San Fernando Valley. When Bob's son Luke (Joey Morgan) moves in with the family after a stint in rehab, Erica finds her domestic and personal life overwhelmed. With Luke and her sidekicks Kala (Dylan Gelula) and Claudine (Maya Eshet) in tow, Erica acts out by exposing a dark secret of high-school teacher Will (Adam Scott), with perilous results; their teenage kicks become a catalyst for growing up in unexpected and unpredictable ways. Mixing dark comedy and teenage angst, writer-director Max Winkler (CEREMONY) and co-writer Matt Spicer (INGRID GOES WEST) create a star vehicle for blossoming talent Zoey Deutch (BEFORE I FALL, WHY HIM?) and elevate the teen movie to unpredictable new heights.

The Evers (2020 documentary)
Directed by Loki Mulholland.
On June 12, 1963, an assassin's bullet ended the life of Medgar Evers, the Field Secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi. From the Emmy-winning director of The Uncomfortable Truth comes the incredible true story of one family's unbreakable love and tragic sacrifice in the name of freedom for everyone. THE EVERS is a powerful testament of love, faith and family in the quest for a better world.

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