You can stream the new Kristen Wiig movie for free through the KCK Public Library
Welcome to Me, a dark comedy starring the unrelentingly great Kristen Wiig, opens in theaters this week. But thanks to a partnership between the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library and a streaming service called Hoopla, it will also open in the homes of any and all KCKPL members this Friday. For free.
To watch Welcome to Me, people will simply need a KCKPL library card or eCard. If they have neither, they can sign up for an eCard in less than a minute on the eCommunity site at http://ecommunity.kckpl.org. The eCard offers instant access to thousands of movies, television shows, music, and books. Anyone in the metro who is eligible for a library card can sign up for an eCard.
A link to stream the movie will be posted on the eCommunity on the morning of Friday, May 8, when the movie opens. Card holders can then stream the movie instantly at their convenience. Until then, people who sign up for an eCard can access any of the other great entertainment options offered through KCKPL’s eCommunity.
UPDATE: The KCMO Public Library also offers the Hoopla service and is also making Welcome to Me available to all cardholders on opening day.
The film tells the story of a woman named Alice, a “TV-obsessed hermit with borderline personality disorder who wins $86 million dollars in a lottery and uses it to fund her dreams of becoming Oprah.” Watch the trailer below.