Watch This: Richard Linklater’s Jewels in the Wasteland Home Edition

(UPDATED SEPTEMBER 9, 2020)

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 via the Criterion Channel, including LOST IN AMERICA, JOJO DANCER, VAGABOND, MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS, L’ARGENT, STRANGER THAN PARADISE, FANNY & ALEXANDER, EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF, and WINGS OF DESIRE.

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.

Albert Brooks’ LOST IN AMERICA

Eric Rohmer’s SUMMER (LA RAYON VERT)

Richard Pryor’s JOJO DANCER

 

Agnes Varda’s VAGABOND

Paul Schrader’s MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS

Robert Bresson’s L’ARGENT

Jim Jarmusch’s STRANGER THAN PARADISE

Ingmar Bergman’s FANNY & ALEXANDER

Jean-Luc Godard’s EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF

Wim Wenders’ WINGS OF DESIRE

 

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