Watch This: Richard Linklater’s Jewels in the Wasteland Home Edition
With many of us home-bound and stuck indoors indefinitely, we wanted to share some film recommendations to help you pass the time. Where better to start than one of AFS’s most popular series, Jewels in the Wasteland, curated and hosted by AFS Founder and Artistic Director Richard Linklater to spotlight some of the best overlooked films of the 1980s.
Below you’ll find links to Linklater’s intros and Q&A discussions on films that can all be streamed for free (with a two-week trial) via the Criterion Channel, including LOCAL HERO, VAGABOND, MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS, L’ARGENT, STRANGER THAN PARADISE, ATLANTIC CITY, FANNY & ALEXANDER, EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF, and WINGS OF DESIRE. Our friends at Vulcan Video and I Luv Video are still open and serving the public (with safety at top of mind), so you can pick up these titles there too.
Linklater also appears in the documentary ALSO STARRING AUSTIN, which is now available for free on YouTube.
For an archive of all of our Jewels in the Wasteland films and Q&A recordings, visit our Youtube page.
Bill Forsyth’s LOCAL HERO
Agnes Varda’s VAGABOND
Paul Schrader’s MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS
Robert Bresson’s L’ARGENT
Jim Jarmusch’s STRANGER THAN PARADISE
Louis Malle’s ATLANTIC CITY
Ingmar Bergman’s FANNY & ALEXANDER
Jean-Luc Godard’s EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF
Wim Wenders’ WINGS OF DESIRE