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Projectr Partners With Educational Institutions to Launch New Streaming Service Projectr EDU

A young man sits across from an older man at a bare-bones Taiwanese noodle shop. They are eating in tandem.Anong Houngheuangsy and Lee Kang-Sheng in Days

Projectr, the independent film-focused streaming service, has announced the launch of its new streaming branch Projectr EDU. Partnering with public libraries, universities and educational institutions across North America, the free streamer presents a curated selection that encompasses acclaimed films, archival restorations and award-winning documentaries. 

The streamer kicks off its educational initiative by partnering with the New York Public Library, meaning that any New Yorker with a library card can access Projectr EDU’s extensive library, which at present includes over 1,000 titles. It is also the only streaming service currently partnered with the NYPL. 

“With Projectr EDU, we’re delighted to be able to build on the success of Projectr, and open up this incredible and expanded collection of films—many not available anywhere else—to viewers at no charge. We are deeply grateful to The New York Public Library for their support of this initiative as well as our other institutional and content partners,” said Ryan Krivoshey, President of Grasshopper Film and Projectr, in a press release. “We look forward to bringing Projectr EDU to other cities and towns across North America.”

New titles will be added to Projectr EDU on a weekly basis, many of which are not available to stream on any other platform. With this expansive library, Projectr EDU more than doubles the number of titles available on Projectr’s TVOD site. A sampling of these films include the complete restored films of pioneering filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet; the Canyon Cinema Collection, which features over one hundred ground-breaking experimental and avant-garde works; Sudu Connexion, which features documentaries and short films from Africa and its Diaspora; as well as numerous acclaimed work from filmmakers like Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Hong Sang-soo, Jane Campion, Andrew Bujalski, Amy Seimetz, Wang Bing, Tsai Ming-Liang, Bong Joon-ho, Pedro Costa and former 25 New Faces Sky Hopinka, Khalik Allah and Ephraim Asili, among others. 

In conjunction with the NYPL-partnered launch, Projectr asked a few “iconic New Yorkers” for their own recommendations of what to stream on the new site. Among those asked are Sara Driver, Chloe Sevigny, Khalik Allah, Michael Almereyda, Lucy Sante, Dennis Lim and Filmmaker’s editor-in-chief Scott Macaulay. Find his list below, with links to our previous coverage.

Notes on an Appearance

Slow Machine

Friends and Strangers

Vitalena Virela

Days

The Prison in 12 Landscapes

Until the Light Takes Us

Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

Sun Don’t Shine

See You Next Tuesday

Other Music

Pavilion

I Am Secretly an Important Man

In the Soup

Gabi on the Roof in July

The Red Book

Black Mother

Distant Constellation

William Eggleston in the Real World

In the Family

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