Here are some of the films from the Criterion Collection that are showing in the Los Angeles area in the month of October. Not a lot going on this month as the Cinefamily and New Beverly gear up for halloween (horror is not Criterion's best-represented genre). LACMA has an Alain Resnais series. If you know of any listings (or shows in other geographical areas) that I've missed, please drop me a line and I'll add them.
- October 2, 7:30: Last Year at Marienbad, LACMA, $10.
- October 2–October 8: Rashomon, Nuart, $10.50.
- October 3, 9:30: Night and Fog, LACMA, $10.
- October 16–17: Double Feature: Divorce Italian Style and Seduced and Abandoned, New Beverly, $7.
- October 21, 8pm: Häxan, featuring a live score by Eddie Ruscha, Cinefamily, $12.
Y'know, you're right! Where's the horror love? The way I see it, if they're going to make a case for Armageddon, one can be made for a handful of horror classics. I'd love to see editions for Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Halloween or The Thing.
They have a lot of B-sci-fi/horror, and some older horror, but you'd think slasher movies never happened. Except for Peeping Tom, I guess. Dunno if slasher movies are too likely to be tied up in studio libraries—if Paramount says "You can have Ace in the Hole OR Friday the 13th, I think they made the right decision—it's not like it's hard to see Friday the 13th. But given the wealth of interesting feminist film criticism of slasher films, and given that most DVD releases of them are completely uninterested in appealing to anyone but diehard fans, I think it's a genre that could use some serious Criterion attention. Like you said, they found time for Armageddon.
im agree with you mr. wayne.
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