Ingmar Bergman’s SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT (1955) x Lynne Ramsay’s RATCATCHER (1999)
Happy 90th birthday to photographer & filmmaker William Klein! 🎂 — WHO ARE YOU, POLLY MAGOO? (1966)
"One of the breathtaking qualities of THE AWFUL TRUTH is the way we feel these two people, on the verge of divorce, rediscovering each other and their love as they go along...the two have to prove themselves worthy not only of each other but of love itself.” ✨✨✨ Click the link in our profile to read the great Molly Haskell on Leo McCarey's THE AWFUL TRUTH (1937), the most sublime of screwball comedies!
Now playing on the Criterion Channel on @filmstruck: We've got a brand new, original documentary by filmmaker Daniel Raim about Yasujiro Ozu's remarkable late work, in which the master made the leap from black and white to color! In his fascinating tribute, Raim examines Ozu's life and work through archival treasures such as his diary and the red teakettle from the family drama EQUINOX FLOWER; sits down with Ozu's nephew and the producer of the director's gently elegiac final film, AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON; and interweaves scenes & images from the vibrant and humane films with which the director capped his career.
Sergei Parajanov’s THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES has arrived on Blu-ray & DVD! 🎥✨ A breathtaking fusion of poetry, ethnography, & cinema, Parajanov’s masterwork overflows with unforgettable images and sounds. In a series of tableaux that blend the tactile with the abstract, the film revives the splendors of Armenian culture through the story of the 18th-century troubadour Sayat-Nova, charting his intellectual, artistic, & spiritual growth through iconographic compositions rather than traditional narrative. The film’s tapestry of folklore and metaphor departed from the realism that dominated the Soviet cinema of its era, leading authorities to block its distribution, with rare underground screenings presenting it in a restructured form.
Leo McCarey’s THE AWFUL TRUTH (1937) arrives today on Blu-ray & DVD! 🎥❤️ In this Oscar-winning farce, Cary Grant (in the role that first defined the Cary Grant persona) and Irene Dunne exude charm, cunning, & artless affection as an urbane couple who, fed up with each other’s infidelities, resolve to file for divorce. But try as they might to move on, the mischievous Jerry can’t help meddling in Lucy’s ill-matched engagement to a corn-fed Oklahoma businessman (Ralph Bellamy), & a mortified Lucy begins to realize that she may be saying goodbye to the only dance partner capable of following her lead. Directed by the versatile Leo McCarey, a master of improvisation and slapstick as well as a keen and sympathetic observer of human folly, THE AWFUL TRUTH is a warm but unsparing comedy about two people whose flaws only make them more irresistible.
Announcing our JULY 2018 titles! Click the link in our profile to learn more! ✨✨✨