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ENRICH-0717 – Film In-Person: Criterion Film Collection (ENRICH-0717_FILM)

The Story and Innovation Behind Criterion Films

“The enemy of art is the absence of limitations,” said Orson Wells. How his art and films and the work of other seminal directors have been curated and repackaged became a cottage industry in the 1980s and 90s. For over 30 years, Criterion Films has been the benchmark in quality cinema screening and packaged film distribution. Join former producers Morgan Holly, Julia Jones, and Sean Anderson as they detail their work during the golden age of DVD and laserdisc creation. Learn how Criterion not only innovated in the technical world, presenting movies in original aspect ratios and letter boxes, but also created a secondary platform for directors to explain the motivations behind their work with the inclusion of directors’ tracks for each film. More than just liner notes, this extra content gave context to a film within the culture at the time of its release. The producers, who are also pioneers in the technology of laserdisc and film, explain that films in this collection were carefully curated to highlight culturally relevant cinema, archived and presented on their best possible platform. The class taking place at the Sie FilmCenter is moderated by its Artistic Director Keith Garcia, and includes producers' stories and anecdotes, plus their innovation of the Criterion collection and the creation of additional materials related to the film itself.

One in-person session
Thur., Feb. 2, 2023, 7-9 pm MT

Morgan Holly has held senior engineering, operations and creative production roles with some of the largest and most progressive post-production companies in the world.

Julia Jones has 25 years of experience in electronic publishing and digital media, amassing a large catalog of graphic design work.

Sean Anderson has led the product and design strategy, development and delivery of several products and services for desktop and cloud software, interactive media, web and mobile.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 31Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $35


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Thursday2nd February 20232nd February 202307:00PM - 09:00PMN/AJulia Jones