Criterion Now – Episode 107 – July 2020 Announcements, WC Fields, Arthouse Fundraiser

Doug McCambridge and Jordan Essoe join Aaron to talk Criterion during this new normal. We are pleasantly surprised that the Criterion July announcements were on time again, and in typical July fashion, it was a stellar month. In addition to the July slate, we talk about potential upcoming titles including Agnes Varda, Abbas Kiarostami, W.C. Fields, Jia Zhangke, and more. We also talk about the generous fundraiser that Criterion launched to support indie theaters and its subsequent success.

Episode Links

Criterion Now – Episode 73 – A Conversation with Lisa Bramon Garcia
Bruce Lee Greatest Hits Trailer
Criterion Forum – Paramount Discussion
Art House America – Fundraiser

Aaron West

I am a somewhat educated Criterion dork, with a History and Film Studies bachelor's degree and plenty of self-education over the years. My tastes are all over the map. Probably my favorite is 1930s French Poetic Realism, but I like everything from noir, to animation, to horror, westerns, and modern film. Usually I prefer film that challenges and requires something of the viewer.