A contribution to a group post on Screenqueens. Art by Sarah K.
I was that kid, the one whose parents let them watch anything without restrictions. My mum introduced me to Midnight Cowboy, American History X, and my favourite film, Akira, at the age of ten. My dad showed me The Warriors around the same time, which has become the quotable film in our household and one of my fondest movie-watching memories. The Muppets and Disney were part of my film vocabulary, too.
When my love for film began to grow organically and outside of our family unit, the Criterion collection became my cinephile bible. Dad already had a decent collection of Criterion’s and it wasn’t long before I used them as a source to find weird, obscure movies or watch ’50s film noir.