We were saddened to learn of the passing yesterday of Mary Ellen Mark, a great, world-renowned American photographer and a wonderful friend to Criterion. In honor of her extraordinary career, we thought we‘d share an excerpt from a recent interview we recorded with her for our release of Fellini Satyricon. In 1969, when she was twenty-eight, she was commissioned to document the production of the outré Federico Fellini film for Look magazine, and it would prove to be one of the assignments she remembered most fondly. Here, she talks about that experience, and you can see some of the phenomenal photographs that were a result.
A Born Editor: Remembering Françoise Bonnot (1939–2018)
The great French editor talks about growing up in the cutting room and how she became one of Costa-Gavras’s most trusted collaborators.
A Sound for Love and Loss: Bo Harwood on A Woman Under the Influence
With just piano and guitar, longtime Cassavetes collaborator Bo Harwood created a score that highlights the melancholy in the director’s acclaimed domestic drama.
A Weekend in Lynch Land
At a two-day festival in Brooklyn, David Lynch diehards got a chance to meditate, walk through their own Eraserhead experience, and hear from the master himself.
From the Tarkovsky Archives
On what would have been his eighty-sixth birthday, we’re celebrating Andrei Tarkvosky’s legacy with a look back at some of the essays and videos we’ve published on his work.