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02021-08-30 | Internet, Movies | 3 comments

Do you know about Kanopy? If you are a member of a public library it is possible that you can access a lot of great movies on Kanopy – for free. The Santa Fe Public Library enables me to watch five movies per month and it’s indeed a very nice collection of films. If you are interested in international or indie movies you might find that Kanopy has more of them than the usual streaming services you have to pay for.

Just last week I watched My Old Lady (Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Kevin Kline) and Found Memories. I enjoyed both movies a lot. The former reminded me of a stage play – and when I checked it was indeed written and directed by a playwright – and the latter was a beautiful Brazilian movie about a secluded village of elderly people into which a young photographer enters. The film features some of the beautiful photos the photographer takes with some kind of portable camera obscura. Madalena, one of the villagers, teaches the photographer how to make the daily bread for the village by the light of an oil lamp. Photography and bread! It was like the movie was made for me. No guitar though…

3 Comments

  1. JaneParhamKatz

    Ottmar, this is wonderful! I just signed on to Kanopy via Santa Fe Public Library. Rich choices!

    I also find a Lot of movies on YouTube.

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  2. Anne

    Maybe on some level – it was made for you.

    (today, I will be attending a funeral at an old grave yard for my 90 year old aunt, I will try and take photo’s with my mind)

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    • ottmar

      That’s a really interesting observation. There are days when it *feels* like everything is made for us to see and to interact with. On other days the opposite feeling is true.

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