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ANNOUNCING JANUS FILMS AND THE CRITERION COLLECTION


January 3, 2017

Saturday Night at the Movies Just Became A Whole Lot Better!

The New Year Brings Cinema Masterpieces from Janus Films and The Criterion Collection to Hollywood Suite Subscribers

– Hollywood Suite premieres lovingly restored films from Janus Films and The Criterion Collection each Saturday at 9pm ET –

– Films from Vittorio De Sica, Jacques Demy, Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, David Lynch, Costa-Gavras, Volker Schlöndorff, and more to be featured –

– To see the schedule, visit hollywoodsuite.ca/januscriterion

True film lovers will love what Hollywood Suite has in store this New Year! Subscribers of Canada’s only four channel HD movie suite will gain access to a carefully curated list of films from the extraordinary Janus Films and The Criterion Collection, a series of classic and contemporary titles dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world.

Every Saturday at 9pm ET, viewers can enjoy films from this exceptional compilation which features works from some of the most influential directors ever to grace a film set, including: Vittorio De Sica, Jacques Demy, Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, David Lynch, Costa-Gavras, Volker Schlöndorff, and more. Selections from Janus Films and The Criterion Collection will also be incorporated throughout Hollywood Suite’s 2017 program schedule.

“The Janus Films and Criterion Collection libraries include rarely-seen classics and the world’s finest art and foreign films,” said Rob Salem, Movie Critic. “Their addition to the Hollywood Suite line-up confirms its reputation as the destination for the true movie buff.”

Known for preserving rare and important films, Janus Films and The Criterion Collection is widely considered the most important movie compilation in the world. Critics and filmmakers from Roger Ebert, Martin Scorsese, Xavier Dolan, Wes Anderson, Atom Egoyan, Jane Campion, and more note films such as Schlöndorff’s controversial The Tin Drum, Fellini’s groundbreaking 8 ½ and Lynch’s unique cinematic debut Eraserhead, as some of the most influential movies of all time.

See below for the Janus Films and The Criterion Collection Saturday night schedule on Hollywood Suite:

 

JANUARY

Saturday, Jan. 7 at 9pm ET on HS70
Seven Samurai
Director: Akira Kurosawa

Saturday, Jan. 14 at 9pm ET on HS70
Bicycle Thieves
Director: Vittorio De Sica

Saturday, Jan. 21 at 9pm ET on HS70
8 ½
Director: Federico Fellini

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 9pm ET on HS70
Eraserhead
Director: David Lynch

 

FEBRUARY

Saturday, Feb 4 at 9pm ET on HS70
Z
Director: Costa-Gavras

Saturday, Feb 11 at 9pm ET on HS70
Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Director: Jacques Demy

Saturday, Feb 18 at 9pm ET on HS70
Amarcord
Director: Federico Fellini

Saturday, Feb 25 at 9pm ET on HS70
The Tin Drum
Director: Volker Schlöndorff

 

Throughout the year, Hollywood Suite will also feature more films from Janus Films and The Criterion Collection, including:

  • Babette’s Feast (1987)  Director: Gabriel Axel
  • Beauty and the Beast (1946)Director: Jean Cocteau
  • Buena Vista Social Club (1999)  Director: Wim Wenders
  • City Lights (1937) – Director: Charlie Chaplin
  • Cousine Cousin/Cousin Cousine (1975)Director: Jean Charles Tacchella
  • Monterey Pop (1968)  Director: A. Pennebaker
  • My Brilliant Career (1979)   Director: Gillian Armstrong
  • My Dinner With Andre (1981)Director: Louis Malle
  • The Marriage Of Maria Braun (1979)  Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Rashomon(1950)  Director: Akira Kurosawa
  • Wild Strawberries (1957)  Director: Ingmar Bergman

To learn more about Janus Films and The Criterion Collection on Hollywood Suite, visit hollywoodsuite.ca/januscriterion.

Domestic Television rights for Janus Films and The Criterion Collection are represented by Films We Like.

 

About Janus Films and The Criterion Collection

Janus Films was founded in 1956, in the historic Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was the first theatrical distribution company dedicated to bringing international art-house films to U.S. audiences, including the work of Michelangelo Antonioni, Sergei Eisenstein, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, François Truffaut, and Yasujiro Ozu.

Since 1984, the Criterion Collection has been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. Over the years, as we moved from laserdisc to DVD, Blu-ray disc, and online streaming, we’ve seen a lot of things change, but one thing has remained constant: our commitment to publishing the defining moments of cinema for a wider and wider audience.

 

About Hollywood Suite

Hollywood Suite owns and operates four exclusive HDTV channels featuring the iconic movies that defined the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s, plus essential Hollywood classics from the Golden Age and the Janus Films and The Criterion Collection, which are always uncut and commercial-free. With hundreds of movies every month on four HDTV channels, Hollywood Suite On Demand, the Hollywood Suite GO app and hsgo.ca, Hollywood Suite provides an unparalleled value to consumers. Visit hollywoodsuite.ca for more information.

Hollywood Suite is available to over 9.5 million households across Canada, exclusively through Canadian television service providers Access Communications, Bell Aliant, Bell Fibe, Bell TV, Cogeco, Delta Cable, Eastlink, Execulink, Hay Communications, Mitchell-Seaforth Cable, MTS, Northwestel, Quadro Communications, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Source Cable, Tbaytel, TELUS Optik TV, Tuckersmith Communications, VMedia, Westman Communications, and Zazeen TV.

 

Twitter: @hollywoodsuite

Facebook: facebook.com/HollywoodSuite

 

For more information:

Amy Doary, ADPR, amy@adpr.ca, 416 710 6079




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