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New, Independent Criterion Channel to Launch Spring 2019
New, Independent Criterion Channel to Launch Spring 2019

If you loved the adventurous curated programming we’ve been doing with our friends at FilmStruck, we have good news for you.

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A Short-Film Marathon with a Focus on Female Auteurs
A Short-Film Marathon with a Focus on Female Auteurs

A curated selection of five eye-opening early shorts by acclaimed women directors features on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck.

Paul Dano’s First Brush with the Transcendental
Paul Dano’s First Brush with the Transcendental

The actor-director talks about the college film course that introduced him to some of the giants of world cinema, including Robert Bresson and Yasujiro Ozu.

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Truffaut Goes Wide for His “American” Movie
Truffaut Goes Wide for His “American” Movie

Professor Jeff Smith breaks down how François Truffaut’s loving tribute to the crime genre Shoot the Piano Player uses anamorphic widescreen compositions to stylish effect.

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News About FilmStruck
News About FilmStruck

An important update about our streaming service

Seeing Double with Australian Filmmaker Lucy Knox
Seeing Double with Australian Filmmaker Lucy Knox

The complicated bond between a pair of identical twins takes center stage in the stylish short film An Act of Love, now playing on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck.

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The Commentary That Made Home-Video History
The Commentary That Made Home-Video History

Film historian Ronald Haver breaks down one of classic Hollywood’s most iconic action sequences in this clip from our laserdisc release of King Kong.

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An Art-House Experience at the Foot of the Rockies

Art-House America

An Art-House Experience at the Foot of the Rockies

A vibrant movie theater in the college town of Missoula, Montana, takes the spotlight in the Criterion Channel series Art-House America.

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Hitchcock, Hopper, and the Penultimate Moment
Hitchcock, Hopper, and the Penultimate Moment

In this new video by Daniel Raim, production designer Robert F. Boyle uncovers how two great artists—Alfred Hitchcock and Edward Hopper—mastered the subtle art of suspense.

The Post-9/11 Student Film That Launched Barry Jenkins’s Career
The Post-9/11 Student Film That Launched Barry Jenkins’s Career

The Oscar-winning director got his start with the beautifully atmospheric 2003 short film My Josephine, now streaming on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck.

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Mutations of Memory in Hiroshima mon amour
Mutations of Memory in Hiroshima mon amour

Professor David Bordwell breaks down the stunningly innovative thirteen-minute prologue of Alain Resnais’s debut feature in this excerpt from a program on the Criterion Channel.

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This Week on the Criterion Channel
Inside Katarzyna Gondek’s Grown-Up Fairy Tales
Inside Katarzyna Gondek’s Grown-Up Fairy Tales

Stretched between beauty and horror, Polish director Katarzyna Gondek’s work uncovers magic lurking at the edges of everyday life.

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How Comedy Maestro Paul Feig Got Serious
How Comedy Maestro Paul Feig Got Serious

The director of Bridesmaids didn’t have much love for drama as a young moviegoer. It was Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation that turned him around.

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