Movies that inspired the director of Moonlight

Movies that inspired the director of Moonlight

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The people behind Criterion Films have a fun segment on their website called “Closet Picks.” Once a month, film a famous director selecting their favorites Criterion movies and discussing their significance. The most recent features the director of Oscar-nominated movie Moonlight, Barry Jenkins.

You don't need a trip to the Criterion closet to watch the titles Mr. Jenkins selected, many our available in our collection. Click on the title below to find the title in our catalog.

Apu Trilogy: (Pather Panchali, Aparajito, Apur Sansar)
Faces by John Cassavetes
Weekend
Dekalog
La Haine
Blood Simple
Fat Girl
Monsoon Wedding
George Washington
Ratcatcher
Rashomon
Mon Oncle by Jacques Tati
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg by Jacques Demy