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Kanopy Films

Staff Picks

The RCC Library staff recommends some books and movies to escape the heat with these staff picks.

Go to Kanopy, Academic Video Online, EBSCO eBooks, and Ebook Central to browse more titles.

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Tortilla Soup

Victoria says: "A heartwarming comedy. Kind of like a Latinx version of My Big Fat Greek Wedding mixed with Moonstruck."


 

Sins Invalid

Mel says: "This inclusive burlesque troupe uses their performances to upend the typical images of disability without ever losing track of the sex appeal. It's an intense, political experience that could only be seen at their live shows until this documentary was released."


 

What We Do in the Shadows

Victoria says: "Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords and Moana) and Taika Waititi (director of Thor: Ragnarok) are hilarious as always in this mockumentary about vampires living in contemporary New Zealand. One of my favorite horror/comedy movies ever."


 

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Recommendation from Ted. From Kanopy: "A wistful odyssey populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights, and the other locals on the margins, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a poignant and sweeping story of friendship, community, and the true meaning of home. Joe Talbot's directorial debut is a deep and resonant meditation on the stories we tell ourselves to find our place in the world."


 

Beauty and the Beast

Mel says: "This classic version of the fairy tale is a wonderful way to practice your French! Plus, the elegant visuals are an exemplar of high filmmaking of its era."


 

The Witch

Victoria says: "This movie is hauntingly atmospheric and very creepy. If you like classic scary movies, the kind of tales you tell around a campfire, you'll love The Witch."


 

Midsommar

Victoria says: "This movie is both beautifully filmed and completely disturbing. American visitors to a Swedish midsummer celebration slowly discover that the welcoming Swedes are in fact insane, creepy cultists. Florence Pugh is incredible."


 

Fixed

Mel says: "This documentary explores the intersection of disability and human enhancement. But it doesn't take a traditional, medical approach to the topic. Instead, it embraces the idea that difference - and the systems designed because of difference - bring both pluses and minuses into the lives of people who experience them."


 

Memento

Victoria says: "Memento is a classic thriller. Guy Pearce plays a man with short term memory loss trying to track down his wife's murderer, and the disjointed narrative leaves you feeling the same desperation and suspense as him. You can watch it ten times and discover something new each time."


 

Bottle Shock

Victoria says: "A fun, lovely film about wine making in the 70s. Alan Rickman is wonderful."