Back in November, director Barry Jenkins stopped by Criterion for a visit while in New York promoting his sophomore feature, Moonlight. The film has already received dozens of honors this award season, and during this morning’s announcement of the Oscar nominations, it racked up eight more, including nods for best director and best picture. As a companion to Jenkins’s recent appreciation of Wong Kar-wai in our Under the Influence series, we’re sharing this video of his trip to our closet, in which he chats about favorite films like Andrew Haigh’s Weekend, Lynne Ramsay’s Ratcatcher, and Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Dekalog.
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.