The new Kristen Wiig movie, “Welcome to Me,” hit theaters nationwide on May 8.
Kristen Wiig’s ‘Welcome to Me’ was also released on hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com).
Hoopla digital will make the new indie drama be available to participating U.S.
public libraries and cardholders. The critically acclaimed Welcome to Me stars Kristen Wiig of “Saturday Night Live” and “Bridesmaids” along with Wes Bentley, James Marsden, Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack.
The film was produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
According to the official synopsis, the new Kristen Wiig starrer is “The story of a TV-obsessed young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins the lottery, quits her meds and launches her own talk show.” The movie grossed more than $38,000 since its opening in select theaters across New York and Los Angeles on May 1.
‘Welcome to Me’ is the first movie to be released by hoopla digital simultaneously to its premier at 1,000 theaters nationwide.
“This is a first for hoopla digital, and a really exciting development for public libraries and their cardholders,” said Jeff Jankowski, owner and founder of hoopla digital.
“It’s a great illustration of our commitment to bringing dynamic library content to cardholders in a format that meets their needs. We’ll continue to secure more deals like this one, building our content offering with premier Hollywood titles and making the public library a vibrant source of contemporary entertainment.” hoopla digital partners with public libraries across North America to provide patrons with mobile and online access to more than 300,000 movies, music albums, TV shows and audiobooks.
“San Francisco Public Library is delighted to be able to offer our patrons Welcome to Me on the same day as its theatrical release, and we hope that this helps spread the word about hoopla digital,” said Laura Lent, Chief of Collections & Technical Services at San Francisco Public Library.
The service has partnerships with more than 700 library systems across North America.
To watch Welcome to Me on hoopla digital, library-card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com.
The service is only available to patrons of participating public libraries.