All Tomorrow’s Parties: Criterion in the Catskills

Inside Criterion / FYI — Sep 9, 2009

For the second year in a row, the Criterion Collection is going into the Catskill Mountains to curate a weekend of cinema for All Tomorrow’s Parties New York. Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, ATP is a music festival that was founded in the U.K. by Barry Hogan as an alternative to more corporate events; when last year ATP established its upstate New York location, at Kutsher’s Country Club—the only Borscht Belt–era resort still in operation—the folks at Criterion were brought on-board as its film programmers. In addition to a bounty of movies being shown in high definition on a state-of-the-art digital projector, including For All Mankind, House (Hausu), Hunger, Monterey Pop, and Paris, Texas, Criterion will present a special Q&A with Jim Jarmusch, following a screening of the director’s Mystery Train. Says Hogan about Criterion in a new interview with IFC.com, “I think it’s a perfect match for us, because just like the way they handle the films and the catalog they have, I think it’s definitely quality over quantity . . . We wanted to present things that we’d actually like to go to, whether it’s films we’d like to see or bands we’d like to like to go and check out.” Click here to read the entire lineup of films scheduled this weekend, and here to learn more about how you can attend ATP. Tickets are still available.