DATE: November 22, 2013
Download and watch movies for free from Broward County Libraries.
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Broward County Libraries announces the launch of IndieFlix , a free service that lets library customers stream and watch award-winning independent films, television shows, shorts and documentaries from around the world at no cost.
With IndieFlix, customers now have unlimited access to thousands of streaming film-festival hits including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca and more. With thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries, IndieFlix offers customers a unique viewing experience. 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. Watch what you like - for free!
Customers 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.
Getting Started with IndieFlix
- Visit theRBGateway page on the Library's website.
- Select from Movies or Digital Magazines.
- Enter your Broward County Library card number.
- Make sure your computer has Internet Explorer 10 or above, Chrome, Firefox or Safari International Browser (needed to access IndieFlix).
- Select title(s) for viewing. Sort and filter titles and genres as desired.
Movies, Films, T.V. and More: Endless Options from IndieFlix
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: Classic 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.
Documentaries: 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.
The award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, is the ninth largest library system in the nation by population served and one of the busiest, with more than 9 million walk-in customers visiting its 40 locations annually. The library has more than 3.4 million items and 2,000 computers for public use and offers hundreds of events and programs to meet the needs of Broward County's diverse community. The library continues its strong emphasis on literacy, after-school programs and electronic access. In addition to our comprehensive Web site, broward.org/library, which provides information about library activities, links to online catalogs, reference information and databases, customers can visit BCL WoW - Broward County Library Without Walls – for free eBooks, music, audiobooks, apps and more. Customers may also follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Libraries Division also administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Broward County Historical Commission.