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.
Euzhan Palcy’s Closet Picks
The trailblazing director of A Dry White Season reminisces about her childhood love of Hitchcock, the kindness that François Truffaut showed her, and a Brazilian classic that changed her life.
That One Time Five Comics Raided Our Closet
Things got a little hectic (and hilarious) when New York comedians Jaboukie Young-White, Lorelei Ramirez, Fumi Abe, Nore Davis, and Tomas Delgado visited the Criterion offices.