BCL’s New IndieFlix: Movies, Films & T.V. to Go
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Free Service Brings Streaming Video, Indie Movies, TV Shows and Documentaries to Library Customers 

IndieFlixWhere else can you find beat poets, Beverly Hillbillies and a boy in plastic bubble – in one place and for free – on your tablet, iPad, phone or device?

At IndieFlix, the new streaming video service from Broward County Libraries that lets users choose from thousands of independent movies and TV shows are streamed instantly over the Internet – at no cost. Broward County Library customers can now view shorts, documentaries and feature films from over 50 countries. See film festival favorites from Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, Toronto International Film Festival and others. Viewing films on IndieFlix directly supports the filmmakers who created them. There are also vintage TV shows, network movies, cult classics, music and concert films and more. 
Multiple devicesCustomers can watch titles on Xbox, PC, Mac, Smartphone, Tablet and even Roku. IndieFlix requires Internet Explorer 10 or above, Chrome, Firefox or Safari Internet browser for optimal results. IndieFlix uses the same log-in as Zinio Magazines, so if you already have a Broward County Library magazine account, you are ready to watch streaming videos! Sort by language, genre, or film length with easy-to-use filters. IndieFlix also makes it easy for you to filter the videos by intended audience: Family, Teen, or Adult.

Movies, Films, T.V. and More: Endless Options from IndieFlix 
An IndieFlix account is required to access these links, along with a compatible internet browser (Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari)
For fans of fantastic films and indie options that stretch the imagination, IndieFlix delivers a dazzling range of choices. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find at IndieFlix: 
Little Shop Of HorrorsClassic TV: Take a trip with Jed and the gang and catch the Beverly Hillbillies or visit 1950s suburbia via Ozzie and Harriet.

Classic Cinema: Watch favorites such as the original 1960 version of Little Shop of Horrors, with Jack Nicholson in his first role (he debuts as the dental patient). See Jose Ferrer star as Cyrano de Bergerac or John Travolta emote in the tear-jerking 70’s TV movie Boy in the Plastic Bubble.

Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats, an award-winning documentary, is available from IndieFlixDocumentaries: Catch a slice of real-life from documentaries such as In Search of Mozart, Healing Yourself: In a World of Medicine Gone Mad or The Velvet Underground: Under Review. IndieFlix has a huge selection of documentaries from around the world that cover a wide range of interests and subjects.
Foreign Films: With selections from film festivals ‘round the world, IndieFlix has international selections such as As Mortes de Lucana (The Deaths of Lucana) from Brazil and Paparazzi from Poland, among many, many others.
Cult Classics: Enjoy a touch of kitsch with cult classics such as Santa Claus Conquers the Martians or the so-bad-it’s-good Plan 9 from Outer Space.

More to See from Your Library: Free Music Videos Now Available! 
Woman using tablet on her lapBroward County Library now has music videos you can download and keep at no-cost from Freegal, which offers 12,000 music videos in MP4 format. Freegal users get five free music downloads a week, and video download counts as two of the weekly allotments. New content will be added weekly. The videos are large files and it’s recommended that users be connected to a Wi-Fi or cable while downloading. Pick videos from chart-toppers such as Adele, Miley Cyrus, One Direction, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and thousands of others.

Resources at Broward County Libraries:

How-To Books on Downloading

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for Dummies, (2012) by Dan Gookin
Nexus 7 for Dummies, (2013) by Dan Gookin
iPhone 4S for Seniors, by Nancy Muir
Tips and Tricks for iPhoto: The How-To Guide, by Simon Williams

Books on Independent Films and Filmmakers

The Rough Guide to American Independent Films, by Jessica Winter
Film Fatales: Independent Women Directors, by Judith M. Redding
Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of the Independent Film, by Peter Riskind
Sundance to Sarajevo: Film Festivals and the World They Made, by Kenneth Turan

Five of Indiewire’s Top Independent Films of 2012

Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche) - Toronto International Film Festival
The Turin Horse - Berlin International Film Festival
The Island President - Toronto International Film Festival
Under African Skies - Sundance Film Festival
The Raid: Redemption - Toronto International Film Festival