ATP This Weekend

On Film / Short Takes — Sep 2, 2010

This year’s ATP New York—the stateside iteration of the British independent music festival All Tomorrow’s Parties—at the Catskills resort hotel Kutsher’s Country Club, is just a day away. Starting September 3, ATP will begin its annual weekend blowout (this year cocurated by Jim Jarmusch), featuring a wildly impressive roster, including Iggy and the Stooges, Sonic Youth, the Breeders, Mudhoney, Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions, Vivian Girls, GZA, Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore, and many others. And Criterion, which has been programming a companion screening series at the festival since it came to the States in 2008, is presenting more films than ever before, including some new-to-our-shelves titles (Head, The Night of the Hunter, The Thin Red Line) and some noirish collection classics (Brute Force, Le doulos—both part of a Jarmusch-programmed full day of crime pictures), plus some selections that we haven’t released on DVD or Blu-ray. Considering venturing to Kutsher’s? Click here for ticket info. Also, check out Steve Dollar’s article in the Wall Street Journal about Criterion’s collaboration with ATP, featuring quotes from our own Lee Kline, who discusses some of the selections and shares an anecdote from the 2008 festival about a run-in with Patti Smith.