Here is Everything Coming to The Criterion Channel in February 2020




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February 2

Cry, the Beloved Country, Zoltán Korda, 1951
Good-bye, My Lady, William A. Wellman, 1956
Edge of the City, Martin Ritt, 1957*
The Defiant Ones, Stanley Kramer, 1958
A Raisin in the Sun, Daniel Petrie, 1961
Paris Blues, Martin Ritt, 1961
Pressure Point, Hubert Cornfield, 1962
Lilies of the Field, Ralph Nelson, 1963
The Slender Thread, Sydney Pollack, 1965
A Patch of Blue, Guy Green, 1965*
Duel at Diablo, Ralph Nelson, 1966
In the Heat of the Night, Norman Jewison, 1967
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Stanley Kramer, 1967
To Sir, with Love, James Clavell, 1967
They Call Me Mister Tibbs!, Gordon Douglas, 1970
Brother John, James Goldstone, 1971
Buck and the Preacher, Sidney Poitier, 1972
A Warm December, Sidney Poitier, 1973
Uptown Saturday Night, Sidney Poitier, 1974
*Available March 1

February 3

Rashomon, Akira Kurosawa, 1950
Gate of Hell, Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1953
La strada, Federico Fellini, 1954
Nights of Cabiria, Federico Fellini, 1957
Mon oncle, Jacques Tati, 1958
Black Orpheus, Marcel Camus, 1959
The Virgin Spring, Ingmar Bergman, 1960
Through a Glass Darkly, Ingmar Bergman, 1961
8½, Federico Fellini, 1963
The Shop on Main Street, Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos, 1965
Closely Watched Trains, Jiří Menzel, 1966
War and Peace, Sergei Bondarchuk, 1966–67
Z, Costa-Gavras, 1969
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Luis Buñuel, 1972
Amarcord, Federico Fellini, 1973
Day for Night, François Truffaut, 1973
Dersu Uzala, Akira Kurosawa, 1975
The Tin Drum, Volker Schlöndorff, 1979
Fanny and Alexander, Ingmar Bergman, 1982
The Official Story, Luis Puenzo, 1985
Babette’s Feast, Gabriel Axel, 1987
The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino, 2013

February 4

The tables turn on white tourists in South Africa in these subversive anticolonialist parables that question the meaning of “civilization.” In Samantha Nell and Michael Wahrmann’s satirical short The Beast, a frustrated performer in a Zulu cultural village launches a one-man rebellion of Shakespearean proportions. It makes for a thought-provoking companion to actor-director Cornel Wilde’s lean, mean survival thriller The Naked Prey, in which white hunters become the hunted in colonial South Africa.

  • The Beast
  • The Naked Prey

February 5

  • Daughters of the Dust

February 6

  • Long Day’s Journey Into Night

February 7

  • The Grifters
  • House of Games
  • Frownland

February 8

  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

February 9

  • Footlight Parade, Lloyd Bacon, 1933
  • Sunset Boulevard, Billy Wilder, 1950
  • The Bad and the Beautiful, Vincente Minnelli, 1952
  • The Big Knife, Robert Aldrich, 1955
  • Two Weeks in Another Town, Vincente Minnelli, 1962
  • 8½, Federico Fellini, 1963
  • Contempt, Jean-Luc Godard, 1963
  • La ricotta, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1963
  • David Holzman’s Diary, Jim McBride, 1967
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, William Greaves, 1968
  • Lions Love (. . . and Lies), Agnès Varda, 1969
  • Day for Night, François Truffaut, 1973
  • The Day of the Locust, John Schlesinger, 1975
  • Hollywood Shuffle, Robert Townsend, 1987
  • Close-up, Abbas Kiarostami, 1990
  • The Player, Robert Altman, 1992
  • Adaptation, Spike Jonze, 2002

February 10

One of the most beloved films of all time, this sizzling masterpiece by Billy Wilder set a new standard for Hollywood comedy. After witnessing a mob hit, Chicago musicians Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, in landmark performances) skip town by donning drag and joining an all-female band en route to Miami. The charm of the group’s singer, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe, at the height of her bombshell powers) leads them ever further into extravagant lies, as Joe assumes the persona of a millionaire to woo her and Jerry’s female alter ego winds up engaged to a tycoon. With a whip-smart script by Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond, and sparking chemistry among its finely tuned cast, Some Like It Hot is as deliriously funny and fresh today as it was when it first knocked audiences out six decades ago. SUPPLEMENTAL FEATURES: Behind-the-scenes documentaries; interviews with Billy Wilder, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon; and more.

February 11

  • Tungrus
  • The Big City

February 12

  • Mustang

February 13

  • Vanya on 42nd Street

February 14

  • Brief Encounter
  • In the Mood for Love

February 15

  • Jason and the Argonauts

February 16

  • Two Knights of Vaudeville, director unknown, 1915
  • Mercy, the Mummy Mumbled, R. G. Phillips, 1918
  • A Reckless Rover, C. N. David, 1918
  • Within Our Gates, Oscar Micheaux, 1920
  • The Symbol of the Unconquered: A Story of the KKK, Oscar Micheaux, 1920
  • By Right of Birth, Harry A. Gant, 1921
  • Regeneration, Richard E. Norman, 1923
  • Body and Soul, Oscar Micheaux, 1925
  • The Flying Ace, Richard E. Norman, 1926
  • Ten Nights in a Bar Room, Roy Calnek, 1926
  • Rev. S. S. Jones Home Movies, Reverend Solomon Sir Jones, 1924–1928
  • Eleven P.M., Richard Maurice, 1928
  • Zora Neale Hurston Fieldwork Footage, Zora Neale Hurston, 1928
  • The Scar of Shame, Frank Perugini, 1929
  • Hell-Bound Train, James Gist and Eloyce Gist, 1930
  • The Darktown Revue, Oscar Micheaux, 1931
  • The Exile, Oscar Micheaux, 1931
  • Hot Biskits, Spencer Williams, 1931
  • The Girl from Chicago, Oscar Micheaux, 1932
  • Ten Minutes to Live, Oscar Micheaux, 1932
  • Veiled Aristocrats, Oscar Micheaux, 1932
  • Verdict: Not Guilty, James Gist and Eloyce Gist, 1933
  • Heaven-Bound Travelers, James Gist and Eloyce Gist, 1935
  • Birthright, Oscar Micheaux, 1938
  • The Bronze Buckaroo, Richard C. Kahn, 1939
  • Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort South Carolina, May 1940, Zora Neale Hurston, 1940
  • The Blood of Jesus, Spencer Williams, 1941
  • Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A., Spencer Williams, 1946

February 17

  • The Great Dictator, Charles Chaplin, 1940
  • Brief Encounter, David Lean, 1945
  • Daybreak Express, D. A. Pennebaker, 1953
  • Monterey Pop, D. A. Pennebaker, 1968
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Werner Herzog, 1972
  • Mikey and Nicky, Elaine May, 1976
  • The Marriage of Maria Braun, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1978
  • La Ciénaga, Lucrecia Martel, 2001
  • Tuesday, After Christmas, Radu Muntean, 2010
  • Heart of a Dog, Laurie Anderson, 2015
  • The Graduate

February 18

  • J.M. Mondesir
  • Rashomon

February 19

  • Border Radio, with Dean Lent and Kurt Voss, 1987
  • Gas Food Lodging, 1992

February 20

  • Pygmalion, Anthony Asquith and Leslie Howard, 1938
  • Major Barbara, Gabriel Pascal, 1941
  • I Know Where I’m Going!, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1945
  • Separate Tables, Delbert Mann, 1958
  • A Man for All Seasons, Fred Zinnemann, 1966
  • Murder on the Orient Express, Sidney Lumet, 1974
  • The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, Jack Clayton, 1987

February 21

  • The Graduate
  • Bad Timing

February 22

  • PlayTime

February 23

  • Breathless, 1960
  • A Woman Is a Woman, 1961
  • Vivre sa vie, 1962
  • Le petit soldat, 1963
  • Contempt, 1963
  • Band of Outsiders, 1964
  • A Married Woman, 1964
  • Pierrot le fou, 1965
  • Alphaville, 1965
  • Masculin feminine, 1966
  • Made in U.S.A, 1966
  • 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her, 1967
  • La Chinoise, 1967
  • Weekend, 1967
  • Le gai savoir, 1969
  • Tout va bien, with Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1972
  • Every Man for Himself, 1980
  • Hail Mary, 1985
  • For Ever Mozart, 1996
  • Film socialisme, 2010
  • Goodbye to Language, 2014
  • The Image Book, 2018
  • A Woman Is a Woman, Jean-Luc Godard, 1961
  • Vivre sa vie, Jean-Luc Godard, 1962
  • Le petit soldat, Jean-Luc Godard, 1963
  • Band of Outsiders, Jean-Luc Godard, 1964
  • Alphaville, Jean-Luc Godard, 1965
  • Pierrot le fou, Jean-Luc Godard, 1965
  • Made in U.S.A, Jean-Luc Godard, 1966
  • The Nun, Jacques Rivette, 1966

February 24

  • Red River, Howard Hawks, 1948
  • A Place in the Sun, George Stevens, 1951
  • From Here to Eternity, Fred Zinnemann, 1953

February 25

  • Night Journey
  • Pina

February 26

  • Atlantiques, 2009
  • Snow Canon, 2011
  • Big in Vietnam, 2012
  • A Thousand Suns, 2013
  • Liberian Boy, 2015

February 27

In the powder-keg political environment of the late sixties, Lindsay Anderson launched a pop-culture Molotov cocktail into British cinemas with his stunningly subversive If…., an anarchic vision of rebellion at a British boarding school starring Malcolm McDowell as the everyman turned guerilla revolutionary Mick Travis. In two subsequent films—the freewheeling anti-establishment epic O Lucky Man! and the divisive gonzo comedy Britannia Hospital—Anderson and McDowell continued to trace the story of the Travis character and his outlandish adventures in a through-the-looking-glass England. By turns surreal, shocking, and darkly funny, these furious satires simmer with rage at the hypocrisies of capitalism, institutional bureaucracy, and the British class system.

  • If…., 1969
  • O Lucky Man!, 1973
  • Brittania Hospital, 1982

February 28

  • Ali: Fear Eats The Soul
  • The Edge of Heaven

February 29

  • Invention for Destruction

Subject to change without notice.

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