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Jour de Fête (Jacques Tati - 1949)

The movie was originally filmed in Thomson-color, a process that became extinct before prints of the film could be shown and was previously only available in a black and white version that was filmed as a precaution, in case the color process was not perfect. In 1995 the color copy was restored and published by Tati’s daughter Sophie Tatischeff, and cinematographer François Ede.

Barry Jenkins goes into the Criterion Closet

Academy Award Nominated Writer and Director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight & Medicine for Melancholy) goes into the Criterion Closet and comes out with the following:

  • Fanny and Alexander- The Theatrical Version and Television Version (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
  • The Apu Trilogy- Pather Panchali, Aparajito, and Apur Sansar (dir. Satyajit Ray)
  • Weekend (dir. Andrew Haigh)
  • John Cassavetes: Five Films- Shadows, Faces, A Woman Under the Influence, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, and Opening Night; Constant Forge) (dir. John Cassavetes; Constant Forge directed by Charles Kiselyak)
  • Dekalog (dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski)
  • La Haine (dir. Mathieu Kassovitz) 
  • Blood Simple. (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen)
  • Fat Girl (dir. Catherine Breillat)
  • Monsoon Wedding (dir. Mira Nair) 
  • Ratcatcher (dir. Lynne Ramsay)
  • George Washington (dir. David Gordon Green)
  • Rashomon (dir. Akira Kurosawa)
  • The Essential Jacques Demy- The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Lola, Bay of Angels, Donkey Skin, and Une Chambre En Ville (dir. Jacques Demy)
  • The Complete Jacques Tati- Jour De Fete, Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, Mon Oncle, Playtime, Trafic, and Parade (dir. Jacques Tati)

Also making appearances:

  • The River (dir. Jean Renoir)
  • I Am Curious… Blue and Yellow (dir. Vilgot Sjöman)
  • A Brighter Summer Day (dir. Edward Yang)
  • Breathless (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
  • The Three Colors Trilogy- Red, White, and Blue (dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski)
  • La Ciénaga (dir. Lucrecia Martel)
  • Eclipse Series 21: Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties- Pleasures of the Flesh, Violence at Noon, Sing a Song of Sex, Three Resurrected Drunkards, and Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (dir. Nagisa Oshima)