Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s June Lineup

Inside Criterion / On the Channel — May 31, 2019
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

It’s vacation season, and we have a month of exciting journeys for you on the Criterion Channel. Get ready to travel through Europe with Ingrid Bergman, get lost in the enigmatic dream-world of Thai master Apichatpong Weerasethakul, see Japan through the eyes of Akira Kurosawa, and much more. Plus, don’t miss our spotlights on some of our favorite LGBTQ+ films in celebration of Pride Month.

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Now sit back, relax, and enjoy our June programming!

* indicates programming available only in the U.S.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

Saturday Matinee: The Tales of Beatrix Potter
The stories of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Squirrel Nutkin, and more creatures from the beloved children’s author come to life through dance in this whimsical delight.

The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg, 1976)
Criterion Collection Edition #304

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell, 2001)
Criterion Collection Edition #982

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Kaleidoscopic, head-rush transmissions from the British auteur who twisted film language into new forms: Performance (1970), Walkabout (1971), Don’t Look Now (1973), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), Bad Timing (1980), Insignificance (1985), Track 29 (1988)


MONDAY, JUNE 3

Meet the Filmmakers: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
In the latest installment in this series of original documentary profiles: Canadian actor and filmmaker Connor Jessup takes a tropical excursion to the Colombian jungle with the modern master.

Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Get lost in the dream-state cinema of the reality-bending Thai visionary: Mysterious Object at Noon (2000), Tropical Malady (2004)*, Syndromes and a Century (2006), Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010), Cemetery of Splendor (2015)

Funny Games (Michael Haneke, 1997)
Criterion Collection Edition #975


TUESDAY, JUNE 4

Short + Feature: Hairat and Yeelen
Featuring an introduction by Hairat director Jessica Beshir
Hyenas prowl through two visionary African films.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

Dorothy Arzner x 3
Featuring a new introduction by critic B. Ruby Rich

Subversive takes on gender and genre from Golden Age Hollywood’s preeminent woman filmmaker: Christopher Strong (1933), Craig’s Wife (1937), Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

George Stevens: D-Day to Berlin
Featuring a new introduction by George Stevens Jr.
A bracing, firsthand record of World War II, filmed in living color.

Overlord (Stuart Cooper, 1975)
Criterion Collection Edition #382


FRIDAY, JUNE 7

Double Feature: Watership Down and The Plague Dogs
These powerful animal survival tales are singular achievements in animation.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

Saturday Matinee: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
The Dickens classic gets an action-packed adaptation courtesy of Ealing Studios.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

Alec Guinness
A salute to the chameleonic genius who made every role uniquely unforgettable, featuring: Great Expectations (David Lean, 1946); Oliver Twist (David Lean, 1948); Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949); Last Holiday (Henry Cass, 1950); The Lavender Hill Mob (Charles Crichton, 1951); The Man in the White Suit (Alexander Mackendrick, 1951); The Card (Ronald Neame, 1952); The Captain’s Paradise (Anthony Kimmins, 1953); The Prisoner (Peter Glenville, 1955); The Horse’s Mouth (Ronald Neame, 1958); The Scapegoat (Robert Hamer, 1959); Our Man in Havana (Carol Reed, 1959); Tunes of Glory (Ronald Neame, 1960); Damn the Defiant! (Lewis Gilbert, 1962)


MONDAY, JUNE 10

The Hours and Times
Featuring a new introduction by director Christopher Munch
A New Queer Cinema classic finds inspiration in John Lennon’s lost weekend.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

Short + Feature: Close Ties and 45 Years
Two couples grow old together while growing apart in these portraits of relationships on the brink.

Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (Akira Kurosawa, 1990)
Criterion Collection Edition #842

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

Desert Hearts (Donna Deitch, 1985)
Criterion Collection Edition #902

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

Carlos Reygadas x 3
Transcendent odysseys from the titan of contemporary Mexican cinema: Japón (2002), Battle in Heaven (2005), Silent Light (2007)

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

Double Feature: The Wicker Man and Don’t Look Now
Two British nightmares as they were originally shown: in a mind-bending double feature.

Weekend (Andrew Haigh, 2011)
Criterion Collection Edition #622


SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Saturday Matinee: Where Is the Friend’s House?
Featuring an introduction by actor Michael Cera
Abbas Kiarostami’s wondrous, child’s-eye fable set in rural Iran.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16

Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Featuring an in-depth documentary on Kurosawa’s working process
Towering works of twentieth-century art from the giant of Japanese cinema, featuring: Sanshiro Sugata (1943), The Most Beautiful (1944), Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two (1945), The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail (1945), No Regrets for Our Youth (1946), One Wonderful Sunday (1947), Drunken Angel (1948), Stray Dog (1949), Rashomon (1950), Scandal (1950), The Idiot (1951), Ikiru (1952), Seven Samurai (1954), I Live in Fear (1955), Throne of Blood (1957), The Lower Depths (1957), The Hidden Fortress (1958), The Bad Sleep Well (1960), Yojimbo (1961), Sanjuro (1962), High and Low (1963), Red Beard (1965), Dodes’ka-den (1970), Dersu Uzala (1975), Ran (1985), Dreams (1990), Madadayo (1993)

MONDAY, JUNE 17

Secret Sunshine (Lee Chang-dong, 2007)
Criterion Collection Edition #576

My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears, 1985)
Criterion Collection Edition #767

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

Short + Feature: Pioneer and Meek’s Cutoff
Featuring a new introduction by Pioneer director David Lowery
Frontier tales that rewrite the mythology of the American West.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

Directed by Penelope Spheeris
Counterculture classics from the filmmaker who charted LA’s alternative underground, featuring: The Decline of Western Civilization (1981), Suburbia (1983), The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988), The Decline of Western Civilization Part III (1998)

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

Mala Noche (Gus Van Sant, 1985)
Criterion Collection Edition #407

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)*
Criterion Collection Edition #958

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Double Feature: Marwencol and Routine Pleasures
Two acclaimed documentaries that find epic meaning in miniature worlds.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Saturday Matinee: George Cukor’s Little Women
Katharine Hepburn shines in this sterling adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic.


SUNDAY, JUNE 23

Ingrid Bergman in Europe
The screen icon before and after her reign as one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, featuring the following films: The Count of the Old Town (Edvin Adolphson and Sigurd Wallén, 1935); Walpurgis Night (Gustaf Edgren, 1935); Intermezzo (Gustaf Molander, 1936); Dollar (Gustaf Molander, 1938); A Woman’s Face (Gustaf Molander, 1938); June Night (Per Lindberg, 1940); Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini, 1950); Europe ’51 (Roberto Rossellini, 1952); Journey to Italy (Roberto Rossellini, 1954); Elena and Her Men (1956, Jean Renoir); Autumn Sonata (Ingmar Bergman, 1978); Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Stig Björkman, 2015)

MONDAY, JUNE 24

Observations on Film Art No. 28: Spontaneous Play in Parade
Professor Kristin Thompson explores illusion and reality in Jacques Tati’s final film.


TUESDAY, JUNE 25

Short + Feature: My Josephine and My Beautiful Laundrette
Featuring an introduction by My Josephine director Barry Jenkins
Two tender immigrant love stories unfold in laundromats.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (Agnès Varda, 1977)
Criterion Collection Edition #978

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

Something Wild (Jack Garfein, 1961)
Criterion Collection Edition #850

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

Double Feature: The Maids and La cérémonie
The hired help revolts in a shocking Jean Genet adaptation and a spellbinding Claude Chabrol thriller.

The Times of Harvey Milk (Robert Epstein, 1984)
Criterion Collection Edition #557


SATURDAY, JUNE 29

Time Bandits (Terry Gilliam, 1981)
Criterion Collection Edition #37

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

Raffaello Matarazzo’s Runaway Melodramas
Featuring a new introduction by literature and cinema scholar Stefano Albertini
Delirious excursions into excess and artifice from the pulp poet of Italian cinema, featuring: Chains (1949), Tormento (1950), Nobody’s Children (1952), The White Angel (1955), He Who Is Without Sin . . . (1952), Torna! (1954)