For those unfamiliar with the concept of the Criterion Closet, the Criterion Collection invites people within the film world to their offices in NYC where they can enter a closet with almost all of their releases. Lucky invitees get to take whatever they want, while also discussing their favorite Criterion releases.
Recently, we had the pleasure of talking movies with none other than Kim Cattrall. During a visit to our offices, the award-winning Sex and the City star—who has, over the course of her remarkable four-decade-plus career, also acted in movies by directors such as Otto Preminger, John Carpenter, and Brian De Palma—spent some quality time in our film closet, where she opened up about her lifelong cinephilia.
Some of the films Ms. Cattrall chose and spoke about include: Ingmar Bergman’s emotionally powerful family portrait Fanny and Alexander, Preston Sturges’s “joyous” Hollywood satire Sullivan’s Travels, and Robert Altman’s Nashville. Cattrall also thanked Criterion for recently introducing her to a brand-new favorite, Barbara Loden’s groundbreaking independent drama Wanda.
What movies have had the greatest influence on what you enjoy watching, ONTD?