The summer months are usually the time we can go see all of those blockbuster movies we look forward to all year. Think Jaws. The Dark Knight. E.T. Jurassic Park. And although our summer movie experience is different this year, there are still many ways to watch and appreciate our favorite films. Changes are coming to this year's film festivals as well. YouTube announced that they would feature a free online global film festival called We Are One which began May 29 and ran through June 7. Twenty of the world's most famous film festivals presented including the Cannes Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, and the Venice Film Festival. A full schedule of future events will be posted on the festival's YouTube page. Even the Oscars are in for some big changes this year. Although only a temporary change, streaming-only movies will be eligible for awards at the 2021 Academy Awards presentation for the first time. Theater closures have pushed many studios to either release movies online or delay them for months. But in the meantime there are lots of ways to enjoy the movies this summer! And don't forget the popcorn!
- How to Make Movie-Style Popcorn
- How to Make Stovetop Popcorn
- And if You Want to Go to the Drive-In...
- Hoopla Thousands of titles from major Hollywood studios are available for streaming, from anime to westerns - and everything in between! CPL Library card required.
- Kanopy Stream movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers, including the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema. CPL Library card required.
- Kanopy Kids Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages. CPL Library card required.
- Crackle. An ad-supported streaming service that offers both movies and TV shows. No account required.
- IMDbTV. Ad-supported streaming movies and TV shows. Must create a free account.
- Popcornflix Kids. Ad-supported streaming service for family-friendly movies & TV shows.
- Tubi TV. Access to thousands of free movies for all ages - not commercial free, however. No account required.
Books About the Movies
- Pictures at a revolution: five movies and the birth of the new Hollywood by Mark Harris (ebook) and (audiobook)
- The inventor and the tycoon: a Gilded Age murder and the birth of moving pictures by Edward Ball (ebook) and (audiobook)
- Pauline Kael: a life in the dark by Brian Kellow (ebook)
- Five came back: a story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris (ebook)
- Movies (and other things): a collection of questions asked, answered, illustrated by Shea Serrano
- Life moves pretty fast: the lessons we learned from eighties movies (and why we don't learn them from movies anymore) by Hadley Freeman
Books For Kids
- You can work in movies by Samantha Bell
- Where is Hollywood? by Dina Anastasio
- Hollywood trivia : what you never knew about celebrity life, fame and fortune by Elizabeth Weitzman
- Behind [the] scenes movie careers by Danielle S. Hammelef
- Who invented the movie camera? : Edison vs. Friese-Greene by Karen Latchana Kenney
- Who is Steven Spielberg? by Stephanie Spinner (ebook)
- Who is George Lucas? by Pam Pollack (ebook)
- Pixarpedia by Barbara Bazaldua
- The wimpy kid movie diary by Jeff Kinney (ebook)
- Movie props and special effects by Anastasia Suen
Head back to 62 Days of Summer for more ways to participate in the summer program!