The Criterion Collection is debuting a brand-new streaming service, the Criterion Channel, which will include thousands of names from its library and Janus Films’ catalogue, original programming that previously aired on the now-shuttered, and daily themed successions.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Criterion Channel, including what to watch, how it toils, and how much it costs.
What is the Criterion Channel?
The Criterion Channel launches April 8 and makes cinemas from chairmen Agnes Varda, Chantal Akerman, David Lynch, Wim Wenders, and many more. Subscribers will also have access to spotlight successions on Columbia Pictures’ noir movies and French actress Simone Signoret. The Criterion Channel was announced in early 2019 after the closing of FilmStruck, a collaboration between Criterion and Turner Classic Movies. It aims to serve the same audience–cinephiles and classic movie buffs–and fill a void for stream classic cinema.