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.
The Door (2012 Drama)
Directed by István Szabó. Starring Helen Mirren, Martina Gedeck, Erika Maroszán.
Emerence, an elderly and private woman, is hired to be the housekeeper of a struggling writer. An event in the writer's life prompts Emerence to disclose details of her traumatising past, which will bond the two women forever.
Directed by Helena Coan.
Documentary about Nicola Adams OBE: the first woman to win an Olympic Gold medal for boxing, a notably rare LGBT sports figure, and Great Britain's most successful female boxer of all time.
Directed by Linda Yellen. Starring Nico Tortorella, Isabella Farrell, Tommy Dorfman, James Chen, Leyna Bloom.
Ten New York City millennials' sexual lives intersect in the age of social media – where likes, impressions, and virtual connections threaten the very notion of personal relationships and human intimacy.
Directed by Jordy Sank.
A life-affirming documentary that celebrates the remarkable life of Ella Blumenthal, whose magnetic personality and spirit has remained undimmed despite living through one of history's darkest chapters. One of the oldest living survivors of the Holocaust, she celebrates her 98th birthday where she reveals to her loved one's profound memories of her incredible survival like never before.
Directed by Wash Westmoreland. Starring Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Denise Gough.
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership defies gender roles and drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.
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Buffaloed (2019 Comedy)
Directed by Tanya Wexler. Starring Zoey Deutch, Judy Greer, Jai Courtney, Jermaine Fowler.
Peg Dahl (Zoey Deutch) is trying to get out of Buffalo and attend her dream school but can’t afford it. She gets scammed and decides to flip the script and cheat the system like it did to her.
Directed by Patricia Rozema. Starring Ann-Marie MacDonald, Sheila McCarthy, and Paule Baillargeon.
This charming, whimsical story about a waifish daydreamer with artistic aspirations is structured around a video-recorded confession. In Patricia Rozema’s fanciful character study, aspiring photographer Polly (comedian Sheila McCarthy) lands a job at a Toronto art gallery run by Gabrielle (Paule Baillargeon), who is also a painter. Polly is impressed with Gabrielle’s paintings, but as Polly gets to know her lover Mary (Ann-Marie MacDonald) and becomes entangled in their lives, she realizes Gabrielle isn’t exactly who she appears to be. The gauche absent-minded temp with spiky orange hair and the polished, bourgeois curator with a gift for gab are like night and day, yet a strong connection builds between these two women through their shared love of art, and their genuine curiosity and appetite for love. Winner of the Prix de la Jeunesse at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.
Directed by Wagner Moura. Starring Seu Jorge, Bruno Gagliasso, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Bella Camero.
A new Brazilian action drama set in 1969 based on the life of Afro-Brazilian politician and guerrilla fighter Carlos Marighella. Facing a violent military dictatorship and with little support from a timid opposition, writer-turned-politician Carlos Marighella organizes a resistance movement. Alongside revolutionaries 30 years younger than him and willing to fight, the revolutionary leader opts for action. The film is adapted from the biography Marighella – O Guerrilheiro que Incendiou o Mundo, by Mario Magalhaes. Brazilian musical artist, songwriter, and actor Seu Jorge plays Carlos Marighella.
Directed by Lawrence Huntington. Starring Eric Portman, Dulcie Gray, Derek Farr.
Cohen Film Collection introduces this classic thriller. As the son of a Victorian hangman is driven insane by thoughts of his father's profession, the young man emulates his father by strangling young women. He then meets and falls in love with a woman, but can he suppress his urge to kill her?
Directed by Manele Labidi. Starring Golshifteh Farahani, Majd Mastoura, Aïsha Ben Miled.
Selma, a psychoanalyst, deals with a cast of colourful new patients after returning home to Tunisia to open a practice. In this sophisticated comedy, Manele Labidi opens a fascinating window into modern Tunisia at a crossroads, with a story of contrasts, contradictions and culture clashes, full of vitality and humour.