In March, Criterion will be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Blow-Up, Michelangelo Antonioni’s existential portrait of swinging-sixties London, with a special edition packed with supplements. It’ll be joined by John Waters’ outrageous take on American counterculture Multiple Maniacs, a filth-spattered spectacle never before available on home video. We’re also proud to present the first-ever U.S. release of Felipe Cazals’s Canoa: A Shameful Memory, a searing assault on the Mexican church and state that left its mark on a generation of Mexican filmmakers. Subtler wonders abound in 45 Years, Andrew Haigh’s devastating portrait of a marriage, with career-topping performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay. And director Hal Ashby adds a sly satirical touch to the month with Being There, a poker-faced fable starring Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, and Melvyn Douglas.
March 7: 45 Years
March 14: Canoa: A Shameful Memory
March 21: Multiple Maniacs
March 21: Being There
March 28: Blow-Up