What Else Is On This Week

20th March, 2020

We know nothing beats seeing a movie at the ANU Film Group, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still catch some great movies at home while we’re out of action. In addition to paid services like Netflix, Stan, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and Foxtel, there are also a number of free, legal alternatives with a terrific selection of films at no cost (though you may have to sit through some ads):

• SBS On Demand: Catch-up streaming service offering local and international content from the various SBS channels, including many foreign and independent films that you’ll often find at the Film Group. There is no cost to view, but registration is required and content includes advertising. Find out more by going to www.sbs.com.au/ondemand

• Kanopy: provided by Libraries ACT, this on-demand streaming services features a wide-ranging collection of Australian, indie and classic films, downloadable and accessible on multiple platforms. Registration using an ACT Library card is required and viewing is limited to eight titles a month. Find out more by going to actcanberra.kanopy.com

• 7plus: The Seven Network’s on-demand service features mostly TV shows for catching up but also includes a selection of new movies for free viewing (with ads). Find out more at 7plus.com.au

• ABC iview: ABC’s free catch-up service features mostly TV content from their various channels but also a number of new and notable local documentaries worth a look. Find out more at iview.abc.net.au

• Classic Cinema Online: Wish there were more old movies at the Film Group? Then this is the streaming site for you – with a whole range of movies, serials and silent films from the Golden Age of Hollywood, all legally accessible and free of charge. Find out more at www.classiccinemaonline.com