This September, Gina Prince-Bythewood’s groundbreaking coming-of-age film and beloved sports romance Love & Basketball will join the Criterion Collection in a new restoration. Never before available on home video, the genre-blending judo tale Throw Down is a perfect introduction to Hong Kong’s most prolific and offbeat auteur, Johnnie To. Luchino Visconti’s most savagely subversive film, The Damned traces the rot of Nazism through the decline of one decadent family. And Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa, a dreamlike journey through London’s criminal underworld starring an Oscar-nominated Bob Hoskins, will appear on Blu-ray. Plus: Melvin Van Peebles: Four Films box set celebrates a cinematic renegade whose uncompromising vision established a new model for Black creative independence.
September 14: Mona Lisa
September 21: Love & Basketball
September 21: Throw Down
September 28: The Damned
September 28: Melvin Van Peebles: Four Films