THE PEOPLE VS. PAUL CRUMP - William Friedkin - 1962

Today, 61 years ago, five men robbed a meatpacking plant in Chicago’s Union Stock Yards. After several stays of execution on death row the fifth man would finally get to tell his story, surprisingly, to a young TV director named William Friedkin.

Today, 61 years ago, five men robbed a meatpacking plant in Chicago’s Union Stock Yards. After several stays of execution on death row the fifth man would finally get to tell his story, surprisingly, to a young TV director named William Friedkin.

Věra Chytilová, arguably the greatest formal innovator of the Czech New Wave, has passed away. Facets is proud to have released her masterpieces like DAISIES and FRUIT OF PARADISE on disc.

Věra Chytilová, arguably the greatest formal innovator of the Czech New Wave, has passed away. Facets is proud to have released her masterpieces like DAISIES and FRUIT OF PARADISE on disc.

Electra, My Love - Miklos Jancso - 1974

Electra, My Love - Miklos Jancso - 1974

Breathless - Jean-Luc Godard - 1960

It’s Valentine’s Day. Don’t try to be gangster when you should be acting sweet.

Breathless - Jean-Luc Godard - 1960

It’s Valentine’s Day. Don’t try to be gangster when you should be acting sweet.

Lorde is a feminist-goth-outsider with an anti-Miley aesthetic, drawing stylistic ties to Michele Lamy (the powerhouse behind Rick Owens).

Explore goth and glamour with Jan Sharp’s documentary, Rick Owens and Other Films.

We lost one of the masters of widescreen composition and the extended long take — Miklos Jansco (1921-2014). http://ow.ly/t9FxU 

We lost one of the masters of widescreen composition and the extended long take — Miklos Jansco (1921-2014).

Cabin In The Sky - Vincente Minnelli - 1943

Join Facets on February 2nd for an afternoon of film, discussion, and live music as we explore the 1940s musical Cabin in the Sky.

Cabin In The Sky - Vincente Minnelli - 1943

Join Facets on February 2nd for an afternoon of film, discussion, and live music as we explore the 1940s musical Cabin in the Sky.

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4h44, dernier jour sur terre (Abel Ferrara, 2011)Jeudi 30 janvier 2014, 19h30
The Fifth Horseman is Fear - Zbynek Brynych - 1964
Poster by Jerzy Flisak
The lost art of movie posters: A reflection on Flisak’s work 

The Fifth Horseman is Fear - Zbynek Brynych - 1964

Poster by Jerzy Flisak

The lost art of movie posters: A reflection on Flisak’s work 

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New post on The Land Behind
A film by Sabrina Ratte
"Ratte’s neon psychedelia is, in a sense, these past futures seen through a prism, reminding us that the future is not what it used to be."

Facets Film Portal  -  DISCOVER (FREE) FILMS

New post on The Land Behind

A film by Sabrina Ratte

"Ratte’s neon psychedelia is, in a sense, these past futures seen through a prism, reminding us that the future is not what it used to be."

Delphine Seyrig and Sami Frey in Diary of a Suicide (1972)by Stanislav Stanojevic
First released in the states by Facets in 2009!

Delphine Seyrig and Sami Frey in Diary of a Suicide (1972)by Stanislav Stanojevic

First released in the states by Facets in 2009!

To Read: Jean Epstein: Critical Essays and New Translations 
Collection by Sarah Keller & Jason N. Paul published by Amsterdam University Press, in Creative Commons!

To Read: Jean Epstein: Critical Essays and New Translations 

Collection by Sarah Keller & Jason N. Paul published by Amsterdam University Press, in Creative Commons!

Werner Rainer Fassbinder on Werner Schroeter

"Werner Schroeter will one day have a place in the history of film that I would describe in literature as somewhere between Novalis, Lautréamont, and Louis-Ferdinand Céline; he was an ‘underground’ director for ten years, and they didn’t want to let him slip out of this role. Werner Schroeter’s grand cinematic scheme of the world was confined, repressed, and at the same time ruthlessly exploited. His films were given the convenient label of ‘underground’, which transforms them in a flash into beautiful but exotic plants that bloomed so unusually and so far away that basically one couldn’t be bothered with them, and therefore wasn’t supposed to bother with them. And that’s precisely as wrong as it is stupid. For Werner Schroeter’s films are not far away; they’re beautiful but not exotic. On the contrary."  -  Senses of Cinema

Check out Werner Schroeter’s Palermo or Wolfsburg on Facets DVD!

Check it  -  Midnight Eye: Visions of Japanese Cinema
Like Japanese cinema? Midnight Eye has got it all: interviews, essays, reviews…and more. All focused on Japanese cinema!
Peep reviews of some Facets releases:
A (1998) by Tatsuya Mori  -  on Facets DVD
Bashing (2005) by Masahiro Kobayashi  -  on Facets DVD
The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (1987) by Kazuo Okuzaki  -  on Facets DVD

Check it  -  Midnight Eye: Visions of Japanese Cinema

Like Japanese cinema? Midnight Eye has got it all: interviews, essays, reviews…and more. All focused on Japanese cinema!

Peep reviews of some Facets releases:

(1998) by Tatsuya Mori  -  on Facets DVD

Bashing (2005) by Masahiro Kobayashi  -  on Facets DVD

The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (1987) by Kazuo Okuzaki  -  on Facets DVD