For ten years, readers have been coming together for our ebook club, Big Library Read. Now, Kanopy users at libraries in the United States and Canada can share their love for film with Big Movie Watch! Kanopy’s new film club is available for US and Canadian libraries on a pay-per-use program as well as those with PLUS only accounts. What’s Love Got to Do with It? will be added to PLUS-only accounts for the duration of the program at no cost to the library. 

Don’t have Kanopy yet as part of your digital library collection? Get started here. 

About Big Movie Watch 

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, from Feb. 5-19, 2024, Kanopy users will be able to watch the 2022 romantic comedy What’s Love Got to Do with It? through their public library ticket-free. After, they can chat about the movie with others on the discussion board Starting February 5. 

Libraries looking to promote Big Movie Watch to their community can visit the website here to find a marketing kit that includes: 

  • Programming Guide 
  • Digital graphics 
  • Print materials 
  • Social media graphics and suggested post copy 
  • And more! 

About What’s Love Got to Do with It? 

How do you find lasting love in today’s world? For documentary filmmaker Zoe (Lily James), swiping right to find Mr. Right has only delivered bad dates and funny anecdotes. For her childhood friend Kazim (Shazad Latif), the answer is to opt for an assisted marriage. As Zoe films his hopeful journey to marry a stranger, she begins to wonder if she might have something to learn from a different approach to finding love. Learn more here.  

What’s Love Got to Do with It? won’t be live on Kanopy until the program state date Feb. 5 

Big Movie Watch programming ideas 

  • Invite your community into your library for a showing of What’s Love Got to Do with It? and host a discussion group after. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day programming! 
  • Hold a cooking class in your library and watch the film while participants feast on the delicious dinner they just prepared as part of dinner and a movie. 
  • This film is rich in Pakistani culture. Program Pakistani content alongside the film or even incorporate Pakistani cookbooks into the promotion to go along with dinner and a movie theme. 

About the author: Jill Grunenwald is a Marketing & Communications Specialist on the North America Public Library Marketing Team. A former librarian, she joined OverDrive in 2015. Outside of the office she can be found writing, hanging out with her cats, collecting more Tarot decks than she has room for, and playing competitive pinball. Her favorite genre is something she calls “Murder at an educational institution that involves a close-knit group of suspicious characters.”