The Criterion Channel is spending the month of May celebrating the independent spirit in filmmaking. From indie-film legend Gena Rowlands to blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo, there should be something for everyone in this month’s new additions for film historians.
Check out The Criterion Channel May 2021 new additions:
The Criterion Channel May 2021 Featured Series
Satyajit Ray at 100
Pather Panchali (1955), Aparajito (1956), The Music Room (1958), Apur Sansar (1959), Devi (1960), Rabindranath Tagore (1961), Three Daughters (1961), The Big City (1963), Charulata (1964), The Coward (1965), The Holy Man (1965), The Hero (1966), The Chess Players (1977), The Elephant God (1979), The Home and the World (1984), An Enemy of the People (1989), The Stranger (1991)
Style and Substance
The Films of Mitchel Leisen: Death Takes a Holiday (1934), Murder at the Vanities (1934), Easy Living (1937), Midnight (1939), Remember the Night (1940), Kitty (1945), To Each His Own (1946), No Man of Her Own (1950), Darling, How Could You! (1951)
Gena Rowlands: An Actor’s Actor
Shadows (1959), Lonely Are the Brave (1962), Faces (1968), Machine Gun McCain (1969), Minnie and Moskowitz (1971), A Woman Under the Influence (1974), Opening Night (1977), Gloria (1980), Tempest (1982), Night on Earth (1991)
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Crossfire (1947), Caught (1949), The Set-Up (1949), On Dangerous Ground (1951), Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), The Wild Bunch (1969)
After The War
The Blue Dahlia (1946), The Razor’s Edge (1946), The Men (1950), The Idiot (1951), The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956), Lilith (1964), Welcome Home Soldier Boys (1972), The Last Detail (1973), Deathdream (1974)
Silent-Cinema Trailblazer Lois Weber
The Dumb Girl of Portici (1916), Shoes (1916), The Blot (1921), Suspense (Short, 1913), Discontent (Short, 1916)
Blacklisted: Written by Dalton Trumbo
Kitty Foyle (1940), Thirty Seconds over Tokyo (1944), Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945), Gun Crazy (1950), He Ran All the Way (1951), Roman Holiday (1953), The Green-Eyed Blonde (1957), Cowboy (1958), Spartacus (1960), The Last Sunset (1961), Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
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In addition to the new movie collections, the channel will add 1940’s Dance, Girl, Dance, 1978’s Girlfriends, and 1960’s Sparticus to its selection of Criterion Collection-approved films.
Those looking for more modern material can catch the following films in their streaming premiere on the app:
- Fire Will Come
- What Happened Was…
- Three Dimensions
- Mala mala
- Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell
- The House Is Black
- Hooligan Sparrow
Other notable additions include Shirley Temple in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, the addition of A Night at the Opera to last month’s drop of Marx Bros. classics, and David Lean’s Oliver Twist.
A full listing of new additions and descriptions of all the above films can be found on the official Criterion Channel website.