Split Screen

Inside Criterion / On the Channel — Feb 3, 2017

Created, hosted, and written by independent-cinema pioneer John Pierson, the magazine-format TV series Split Screen premiered on IFC in 1997, giving viewers an insider’s look at some of the country’s most exciting young filmmakers and their communities. The first six episodes made their debut appearance on the Criterion Channel back in December, and today, we’re going live with the next six. Among the highlights: an interview with Wes Anderson from the early days of his career and the very first glimpses of John Lurie’s adventure series Fishing with John and Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez’s indie sensation The Blair Witch Project to air on television.

For a taste of Split Screen, check out the trailer above, and read our interview with Pierson from December.