Criterion Reflections – Episode 5 – Summer 1969 Part 2

Criterion Reflections is David Blakeslee’s ongoing project to watch all of the films included in the Criterion Collection in chronological order of their original release. Each episode features panel conversations and 1:1 interviews offering insights on movies that premiered in a particular season of a year in the past, which were destined to eventually bear the Criterion imprint. In this episode, David is joined by Jon Laubinger, Jordan Essoe and William Remmers to discuss four titles from the Summer of 1969: Haskell Wexler’s Medium Cool, Alberto Isaac’s The Olympics in Mexico, Federico Fellini’s Fellini Satyricon, and Agnes Varda’s Lions Love (…and Lies).

Episode Time Markers

  • Introduction: 0:00:00 – 0:06:31
  • Medium Cool: 0:06:32 – 0:53:26
  • The Olympics in Mexico: 0:53:27 – 1:28:29
  • Fellini Satyricon: 1:28:30 – 2:20:24
  • Lions Love (and Lies…): 2:20:25 –  3:19:15

Medium Cool (8/27/69)

The Olympics in Mexico (8/29/69)

Fellini Satyricon (9/3/69)

Lions Love (…and Lies) (9/20/69)


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Opening theme music: “Going to the Supermarket” by The Maroons (1980)

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