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Ratcatcher3
Classe Tous Risque1
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Le Plaisir1
Memories Of Underdevelopment4

A Salute to Janus Films & The Criterion Collection

Apr 14 – Jun 20, 2018
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Supported by Sam Walker

Few institutions have contributed as much to film culture in the United States as Janus Films and the Criterion Collection, as evidenced by this overflowing series curated by filmmaker and Film Streams board member Alexander Payne

Founded in 1956 in Cambridge, Mass., Janus helped build the burgeoning art house movement by importing films by directors like Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni stateside, helping to establish a canon for young cinephiles and film students and contributing in no small way to the development of the New American Cinema of the 1970s. 

Janus’ partner company, the Criterion Collection, grew from a boutique outfit issuing laserdiscs in the 1980s to the preeminent DVD/Blu-ray label for foreign, classic, and independent films in North America. Both Criterion and Janus continue to champion amazing cinema both new and old, a pursuit truly worthy of a 19-film retrospective.

Alexander Payne & Peter Becker in Conversation

Sat, Jun 2, 5 pm | Tickets on sale May 1

Join us for a chat between two of the world’s foremost cinephiles. Criterion Collection President Peter Becker joins close friend Alexander Payne for an enlightening conversation about their mutual love of film and the need to preserve cinema history.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear two cinema luminaries discuss their passion for the art of film.

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