Since last fall, Janus Films’ traveling series The Films of Pierre Etaix has been introducing American moviegoers to an amazing, until now woefully overlooked, cinematic genius. This week, the retrospective hits the Denver Film Society, starting tomorrow and running through April 14. These delightful, inventive comedies were inspired by silent slapstick and recall the films of Jacques Tati, though they are more character-driven; they showcase Etaix’s singular mind and stunning physicality. Watch Janus’s 2012 trailer for the films, all of which will be released in a Criterion box set on April 23.
Two Stark Visions of the American Underbelly Hit the Big Screen
A new restoration of the groundbreaking vérité documentary Streetwise joins its companion piece, Tiny: the Life of Eric Blackwell, at New York’s Metrograph theater this weekend.