The Seasoned Ticket #129

Robert Horton is a Scarecrow board member and a longtime film critic. He will be contributing a series of “critic’s notes” to the Scarecrow blog—a chance to highlight worthy films playing locally and connecting them to the riches of Scarecrow’s collection. Read More

Journeys Through French Cinema – The 8-part Series

by Mark Steiner

In 2016, when Bertrand Tavernier made the 3 hour, 15 minute personal survey of French cinema, titled My Journey Through French Cinema, fans of the director were in heaven. If you’ve ever heard Tavernier talk about movies, his breath of knowledge and urgent enthusiasm make you walk away wanting to watch every movie he mentions. The expansive documentary was well-received and thankfully received a US release on home video. One year later it seemed, however, that Tavernier was not content to leave the survey at just 195 minutes, so he set about making an even more expansive documentary series, which has now also been released in the US by Kino Lorber and Cohen Media

Scarecrow has both My Journey Through French Cinema as well as Journeys Through French Cinema – The 8-part Series for rent. We also have the Journeys Blu-ray in stock for purchase for $34.95.

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New Releases for March 30!

It’s New Release Tuesday! This week there’s 20,000 silent leagues, drunk Mads Mikkelsen, Albert Brooks in the afterlife, two vintage De la Iglesia horror comedies, Wonder Woman in the 80’s, and more, more, more.

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The Seasoned Ticket #128

Robert Horton is a Scarecrow board member and a longtime film critic. He will be contributing a series of “critic’s notes” to the Scarecrow blog—a chance to highlight worthy films playing locally and connecting them to the riches of Scarecrow’s collection. Read More

Scarecrow’s Wishlist Collection – 2021 Edition, Part 2

by Mark Steiner

Several years ago, an anonymous donor contacted Scarecrow and asked if we could use funding for specific rental items that might be too costly for Scarecrow’s budget. Out of that came the first iteration of our Wish List Collection, and accordingly, a bunch of upgraded titles previously only on DVD, as well as some higher priced, English-friendly blu-rays and DVDs imported from France. Then, this year, a different anonymous donor came forward and asked the same question, and again, we were able to bring in another generous helping of French imports to add to our collection. Over the next few weeks we’ll be introducing these to you via our blog and newsletter. You can read the previous installment of this series here.

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