Criterion Co and The Auteurs Present: First Features



Every month the Criterion Collection and The Auteurs website team up to put on an online festival of free streaming films from Criterion’s catalog. This month, the theme is debut features from directors like Agnès Varda (La Pointe Courte), Roman Polanski (Knife in the Water), Jane Campion (Sweetie), Samuel Fuller (I Shot Jesse James) and others.

This is some great stuff, and all of them completely free to stream during the month of September. The films from each month’s festival are available to stream afterwards for $5 each, and previous festivals include Cannes Classics (ALL of which are amazing), Great Documentaries, Oscar Winners, and entries from Criterion’s Eclipse series of lesser-known films from well-known directors. This is a great resource for checking out some classic film for either free or cheap, and I’m for sure going to be trying to remember to keep an eye on it in the future.

I’m not sure the georestrictions on the festival – other videos on the Auteurs site have varying georestrictions, so maybe one of our Canadian writers could check it out and find out if these are available internationally.

The Criterion Collection / Auteurs Festival