Free the Vagina: A Conversation with Renata Gasiorowska
The sweetness and aggression of female erotic pleasure take center stage in Pussy, an imaginatively stylized animated short now playing on FilmStruck.
Resident Horror: A Conversation with Caroline Monnet and Daniel Watchorn
Drawing on a wide range of influences—from Dreyer to American Horror Story—two Canadian filmmakers use genre conventions to reimagine a tale of real-life injustice.
Excavating Queer Histories with Sam Ashby
Graphic artist and filmmaker Sam Ashby, whose short The Colour of His Hair is featured on the Criterion Channel this week, speaks with us about a turbulent moment in UK queer history.
Francisca Alegría Explains Her “Conscious Camera”
With her award-winning short film playing on the Criterion Channel, Chilean newcomer Francisca Alegría chats with our programmer about the art and experiences that inspire her work.
Heat of the Moment: A Conversation with Konstantina Kotzamani
Over the past decade, contemporary Greek cinema has erupted onto the international film stage with a new vanguard of directors whose bold works share a taste for provocation and highly stylized worlds. This week on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck…
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh Pays Homage to Bresson
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh’s short film Needle, which won the 2013 Cinefondation prize at Cannes, premieres today on the Criterion Channel as part of our weekly Short + Feature. I first met Anahita through programming the short at the Chicago Internatio…
Odes to Creativity
This week’s Short + Feature program on the Criterion Channel pairs D.A. Pennebaker’s three-minute experimental Daybreak Express and Ronald Neame’s feature comedy The Horse’s Mouth.
The Zellner Brothers Take on Louis Malle
The Austin-based filmmaking duo chat with us about the influence of Louis Malle and their new short film, which takes inspiration from the director’s Black Moon.