L’avventura: Cannes Statement
By Michelangelo Antonioni
Les Blank’s Cinéma Vitalité
By Andrew Horton
In this week’s festival of free films on Hulu, Out at Criterion. we celebrate LGBT Pride Month with a selection of movies featuring gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters and themes. The titles include Basil Dearden’s groundbreaking tale of a blackmailed closeted barrister, Victim; Chantal Akerman’s avant-garde vision of a bisexual female drifter, Je tu il elle; iconic gay auteur Derek Jarman’s punk classic Jubilee; Rob Epstein’s Oscar-winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk; Paul Schrader’s stylized vision of bisexual author and playwright Yukio Mishima, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters; Gus Van Sant’s debut feature, Mala noche, about a deadbeat guy obsessed with a Mexican immigrant; and Léa Pool’s Emporte-moi, about a pubescent girl coming to terms with her sexuality.
In addition, we’re featuring Fox and His Friends, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s masterful study of materialism and classism in seventies German culture, about a working-class gay man (Fassbinder) who’s taken advantage of by friends and lovers. Not currently available on disc from Criterion, Fox and His Friends can be watched in its entirety below or at Hulu. And remember, if you sign up for Hulu Plus for just $7.99 a month, you can see these and hundreds of other Criterion films commercial-free, anytime.