It’s been more than a decade since Owen Kline starred as a precocious Brooklyn kid in The Squid and the Whale, Noah Baumbach’s comedic portrait of a fractured family. Now a filmmaker in his own right (his short documentary Jazzy for Joe, codirected with Andrew Lampert, screened at BAMcinemaFest last year), Kline stopped by Criterion back in August to shoot a program for our edition, which we just released on Blu-ray and DVD this week. In the above video, Kline pays a visit to our film closet and talks about some of the Criterion titles he loves, from our Robert Downey Sr. Eclipse series to his father’s favorite film, The Horse’s Mouth.
Leslie Harris’s Closet Picks
With her groundbreaking debut film, Just Another Girl on the I.R.T., now on the Criterion Channel, the director stopped by to talk about the movies that loom large in her personal canon.
John Sayles’s Closet Picks
During the production of our release of Matewan, the first Sayles film in the collection, the director paid us a visit and talked about some of his formative moviegoing experiences.