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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 Touch of Paradise in Miami

Repertory Picks

A Touch of Paradise in Miami

Filled with passion and intrigue, one of the great epic romances of French cinema plays this Sunday at the Miami Beach Cinematheque.

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A Story from Chikamatsu: From a Distance
A Story from Chikamatsu: From a Distance

Turning to theater for inspiration, Kenji Mizoguchi transformed a popular eighteenth-century play into a spiritually charged meditation on forbidden love and societal oppression.

By Haden Guest

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Ali Abbasi’s Top 10

It’s no surprise that the director of the wildly unpredictable Border, Sweden’s entry for the best foreign-language film Oscar, has a soft spot for renegades like Pasolini, Buñuel, and Lynch.


This Week on the Criterion Channel
The Touch and The Serpent’s Egg: Foreign Tongues

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

The Touch and The Serpent’s Egg: Foreign Tongues

Critically maligned upon their release, Ingmar Bergman’s only two English-language films show the master’s artistry at its most restrained and its most convoluted.

By Karan Mahajan

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Extravagant Visconti at Berkeley

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Extravagant Visconti at Berkeley

California’s Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive celebrates one of Italian cinema’s great perfectionists with a screening of Senso.

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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.

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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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Fanny and Alexander: The Other Side

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

Fanny and Alexander: The Other Side

This sensuous, sprawling epic, which Ingmar Bergman intended to be his swan song, offers an effortless summing up of the themes—among them family, identity, and mortality—he'd spent a career exploring.

By Molly Haskell

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This Week on the Criterion Channel
Jarmusch’s Jailbirds in Seattle

Repertory Picks

Jarmusch’s Jailbirds in Seattle

Seattle’s oldest continuously running movie theater showcases the career of one of American independent cinema’s great rebels.

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