Johnathan Rosenbaum and I have recorded the commentary track for Criterion’s release of The Magnificent Ambersons, which has a stellar list of contributors.

Nelson Pereira dos Santos, the father of Brazil’s cinema novo and one of that country’s most important directors, died in April 2018. Among his many important films were Vida Secas (Barren Lives, 1963) and Como era gostoso o meu frances (How Tasty was my Little Frenchman, 1972). My wife, Darlene J. Sadlier, wrote a fine book about him in 2003 for the University of Illinois Press series on contemporary directors, and through her, I had the honor of meeting him several times. Here we are in Los Angeles in 2013.