Criterion Collection

We're delighted to be working with Sony Home Entertainment to give away two bundles of newly released Blu-rays from The Criterion Collection's exceptional series of classic and contemporary cinema each month.

For a chance to win September's new releases, answer the following question:

Sidney Poitier was the first African American to win which Oscar category in 1964?

Email answers to leeds.film@leeds.gov.uk by Friday 30 September 2022, 11:59pm.


The bundle of new releases for September 2022 includes:

The Great Dictator (1940) - In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. 

Buck and the Preacher (1972) - 
With his rousingly entertaining directorial debut, Sidney Poitier, alongside actor-producer Harry Belafonte, helped rewrite the history of the western, bringing Black heroes to a genre in which they had always been sorely underrepresented. 

Hearts and Minds (1974) - A startling and courageous film, Peter Davis’s landmark 1974 documentary Hearts and Minds unflinchingly confronted the United States’ involvement in Vietnam at the height of the controversy that surrounded it.

The competition is open to UK residents only.