What are your plans for spring break? How does a movie night sound? Even if you don't have Netflix and don't feel like traveling with a pile of DVDs, the Libraries have you covered. There are over 35 streaming databases with access to over 155,000 video resources that include popular and/or entertaining films - these are just a few of them. All you need is an internet connection, your IU login, and some popcorn.
Swank Motion Pictures - Includes a number of fairly recent feature films as well as some that are older. Titles include American Sniper, Blackfish, Boyhood, Citizen Kane, Despicable Me, Malcolm X, Vertigo, and more. Note: You must install Silverlight in order to view Swank videos. Supported browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.
Theater in Video - Over 250 filmed performances of major plays as well as film documentaries. Titles include Alice in Wonderland, The Good Doctor, The Iceman Cometh, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Steambath (featuring Bill Bixby of Incredible Hulk fame), To Be Young, Gifted and Black, lots of Shakespeare, and much more.
Criterion Collection/Janus Films - This resource presents a number of important classic and contemporary films. Titles include Breaking the Waves, A Brief History of Time, A Hard Day's Night, Stagecoach, and more.
World Newsreels Online - This collection of streaming videos includes full runs of many of the key international newsreels produced during the first half of the twentieth century (1929-1966). If you're spending the holidays with older relatives, this might be a great way to get them to tell stories about how national and world events impacted their lives!
New World Cinema - If your tastes run to the independent, international, and eclectic, this resource is a treasure trove. It includes independent features and shorts from 1990-present, representing dozens of countries. Many of the films received or were nominated for major awards.
For more streaming video suggestions, visit the Media Services department's page, and choose the "Online Streaming Videos" link. And don't forget the popcorn!