BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB: Criterion Collection

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Traveling from the streets of Havana to the stage of Carnegie Hall, this revelatory documentary captures a forgotten generation of Cuba’s brightest musical talents as they enjoy an unexpected brush with world fame. The veteran vocalists and instrumentalists collaborated with American guitarist and roots-music champion Ry Cooder to form the Buena […]

YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT: Criterion Collection

Jacques Demy followed up The Umbrellas of Cherbourg with another musical about missed connections and second chances, this one a more effervescent confection. Twins Delphine and Solange, a dance instructor and a music teacher (played by real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac), dream of big-city life; when a fair comes through their quiet port […]

UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG: Criterion Collection

An angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched into stardom by this glorious musical heart-tugger from Jacques Demy. She plays an umbrella-shop owner’s delicate daughter, glowing with first love for a handsome garage mechanic, played by Nino Castelnuovo. When the boy is shipped off to fight in Algeria, the two lovers must grow up quickly. Exquisitely […]

Boyhood: Linklater Masterpiece, Criterion Collection

New discussion featuring Linklater and actors Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane,

Othello: Orson Welles’ Audacious Version of Shakespeare’s Tragedy

Though made on a low budget, Orson Welles’s Othello is a testament to the filmmaker’s determination to pursue his vision against all odds.