Is Fassbinder’s Working-Class TV Drama Effective as Political Art?
A public-television commission intended to raise class consciousness, Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day inspired heated debates about its political orientation.
What Damien Chazelle Learned from Maurice Pialat’s Stumbled-Upon Cinema
The Oscar-winning director of La La Land explains how an early encounter with À nos amours taught him to mix spontaneity and surprise into his own highly stylized worlds.
Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day: The Utopia Channel
In a world vulnerable to authoritarianism, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s television epic stands as an example of how an artist can speak to a broad audience about revolutionary politics.
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.
In this ongoing series of videos, we invite contemporary filmmakers to discuss movies that have had a lasting impact on their work.