In early 2019, Criterion announced its streaming service, The Criterion Channel, according tomedia. The service was launched in the U.S. and Canada, and now anyone can watch well-known movies created by black creators for free. It is understood the company made the films available to the public free of charge as part of their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
These movies are currently free, and users don’t need to subscribe or sign up for an account. Content can be found directly on the Criterion Channel website.
In addition to providing the content free of charge, Criterion Collection is also donating $25,000 to support Black Lives Matter, and the company plans to donate an additional $5,000 a month. Recipients will include the Bail Foundation, the Legal Defence Fund, advocacy groups, community organizations, etc.
Criterion also said interested viewers can learn which organizations have received donations through Criterion’s social media accounts.