C What’s On: The Criterion Channel’s July 2020 Lineup


Another month and another wave of new content hits the Criterion Channel! Keeping indoors during the heat and global pandemic, the Channel is cooking up a celebration of the Olympics despite their unfortunate cancellation this year (the show must go on!), as well as spotlights on filmmakers like Miranda July and Jafar Panahi. But really, this is a month in which we get a double feature that saddles the definitive car chase of Bullitt with the Monaco-bound raceway epic Grand Prix. Fast cars go Vroom!

As a disclaimer,

* indicates programming available August 1
** indicates programming available September 1
*** indicates programming available only in the U.S.

So, without further ado, the selection:

July 1

Between the Lines (1977, Joan Micklin Silver)
Featuring a 1983 documentary portrait of director Joan Micklin Silver by filmmaker Katja Raganelli

Criterion Collection Edition #893 Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)

July 2

Young Ahmed (2019, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)***
Exclusive streaming premiere, featuring a new introduction by film historian Godfrey Cheshire

July 3

Double Feature: Auto Focused
Bullitt (1968, Peter Yates) and Grand Prix (1966, John Frankenheimer)

July 4

Saturday Matinee: Mad Hot Ballroom (2005, Marilyn Agrelo)

July 5

Western Noir
Featuring a new introduction by critic Imogen Sara Smith

Blood on the Moon (Robert Wise, 1948), Station West (Sidney Lanfield, 1948), I Shot Jesse James (Samuel Fuller, 1949), Lust for Gold (S. Sylvan Simon, 1949), The Walking Hills (John Sturges, 1949), Devil’s Doorway (Anthony Mann, 1950)*, Rancho Notorious (Fritz Lang, 1952), The Naked Spur (Anthony Mann, 1953), Man with the Gun (Richard Wilson, 1955), The Violent Men (Rudolph Maté, 1955), Man of the West (Anthony Mann, 1958), Day of the Outlaw (André De Toth, 1959)

July 6

Lenny Cooke (2013, Josh and Benny Safdie)
Featuring an introduction by the filmmakers

California Typewriter (2016, Doug Nichol)

July 7

Documentaries by the Ross Brothers

Tchoupitoulas (2012), Contemporary Color (2016)

Short + Feature: Animal Instincts
Shadow Animals (2017, Jerry Carlson) and Attenberg (2010, Athina Rachel Tsangari)

July 8

Directed by Sara Driver
Featuring an introduction by the filmmaker

You Are Not I (1981), Sleepwalk (1986), When Pigs Fly (1993), The Bowery (1994)

Criterion Collection Edition #953 A Dry White Season (Euzhan Palcy, 1989)

July 9

Scores by Ryuichi Sakamoto

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Nagisa Oshima, 1983), The Sheltering Sky (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1990), The Handmaid’s Tale (Volker Schlöndorff, 1990), High Heels (Pedro Almodóvar, 1991), Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (Peter Kosminsky, 1992)**, Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (John Maybury, 1998)***, Gohatto (Nagisa Oshima, 1999), Tony Takitani (Jun Ichikawa, 2004), Women Without Men (Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari, 2009), Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (Stephen Nomura Schible, 2017)

July 10

Double Feature: Loving on the Edge 
Mala Noche (1986, Gus Van Sant) and My Own Private Idaho (1991, Gus Van Sant)

July 11

Saturday Matinee: The White Balloon (1995, Jafar Panahi)

July 12

Marriage Stories

Come Back, Little Sheba (Daniel Mann, 1952), The Bigamist (Ida Lupino, 1953), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Richard Brooks, 1958), La notte (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961), Juliet of the Spirits (Federico Fellini, 1965), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols, 1966), Faces (John Cassavetes, 1968), A Married Couple (Allan King, 1969), Scenes from a Marriage (Ingmar Bergman, 1973), California Suite (Herbert Ross, 1978), Kramer vs. Kramer (Robert Benton, 1979), 5×2 (François Ozon, 2004), The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach, 2005)***, Antichrist (Lars von Trier, 2009), Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010), Tuesday, After Christmas (Radu Muntean, 2010), A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011), 45 Years (Andrew Haigh, 2015)

July 13

Nostalgia for the Light (2010, Patricio Guzmán)

July 14

Short + Feature: Lost Pets 
Pickle (2016, Amy Nicholson) and Gates of Heaven (1978, Errol Morris)
Featuring an introduction by Criterion Channel programmer Penelope Bartlett

July 15

Directed by Miranda July

Features: Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July, 2005), The Future (Miranda July, 2011)

Shorts: The Amateurist (Miranda July, 1998), Nest of Tens (Miranda July, 2000)

Shorts from Joanie 4 Jackie: Transeltown (Myra Paci, 1992), Dear Mom (Tammy Rae Carland, 1995), The Slow Escape (Sativa Peterson, 1998), Hawai (Ximena Cuevas, 1999), No Place Like Home #1 and #2 (Karen Yasinsky, 1999), Gigi (from 9 to 5) (Joanne Nucho, 2001), Ophelia’s Opera (Abiola Abrams, 2001), La Llorona (Stephanie Saint Sanchez, 2003), untitled video (Sujin Lee, 2002), Joanie 4 Jackie: A Quick Overview (Shauna McGarry, 2008)

July 16

Three Starring Jane Fonda

Featuring: Barbarella (Roger Vadim, 1968), Fun with Dick and Jane (Ted Kotcheff, 1977), California Suite (Herbert Ross, 1978)

July 17

Double Feature: Girls and the Gang 
Mona Lisa (1986, Neil Jordan) and Gloria (1980, John Cassavetes)
Featuring an audio commentary for Mona Lisa by director Neil Jordan and actor Bob Hoskins

July 18

Saturday MatineeMiss Annie Rooney (1942, Edwin L Marin)

July 19

100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012

staggering collection of 53 films across more than 40 Olympic Games, the collection features films running the gamut of Olympic events, giving a fresh insight on the iconic and important global event.

July 20

12 O’Clock Boys (2013, Lofty Nathan)

July 21

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project: Soleil Ô (1967, Med Hondo)
Exclusive streaming premiere, featuring an interview with director Med Hondo

Short + Feature: A Day in the Life 
Fit Model (2019, Myna Joseph) and Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962, Agnes Varda)
Featuring a new conversation between Fit Model director Myna Joseph and actor Lucy Owen

July 22

Born in Flames (1983, Lizzie Borden)
Featuring a new introduction by director Lizzie Borden

July 23

Criterion Collection Edition #155 Tokyo Olympiad (Kon Ichikawa, 1965)

July 24

Double Feature: The Hardboiled Way 
Gun Crazy (1950, Joseph H Lewis) and The Big Combo (1955, Joseph H Lewis)

July 25

Saturday Matinee: Destroy All Monsters (1968, Ishiro Honda)

July 26

Directed by Atom Egoyan 
Featuring a new introduction by Egoyan

Next of Kin (1984)***, Family Viewing (1987)***, Speaking Parts (1989)***, The Adjuster (1991), Calendar (1993), Exotica (1994), The Sweet Hereafter (1997), Adoration (2008)***

July 27

Infinite Football (2018, Corneliu Porumboiu)

July 28

Short + Feature: Age of Exploration 
Pillars (2020, Haley Elizabeth Anderson) and Girlhood (2014, Celine Sciamma)
Featuring a new introduction by Pillars director Haley Elizabeth Anderson

July 29

My Twentieth Century (1989, Ildikó Enyedi)

July 30

The Loft Cinema Presents: Arizona Dream (1993, Emir Kusturica)

July 31

Double Feature: From Art House to Grindhouse 
The Virgin Spring (1960, Ingmar Bergman) and The Last House on the Left (1972, Wes Craven)

The Criterion Channel’s July 2020 Lineup [Criterion]