Nights of Cabiria

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Rialto Pictures: 20 Films for 20 Years

November 17–December 29

Rialto Pictures was launched by film programmer extraordinaire Bruce Goldstein in 1997. Goldstein, best known as the Director of Repertory Programming at Film Forum in Manhattan, was inspired by the dearth of decent 35mm prints of foreign language classics then in U.S. distribution, as well as a long-held philosophy that classics should be freshly marketed for new audiences. A year later, Goldstein was joined by business partner Adrienne Halpern, with Eric Di Bernardo soon after joining the company as National Sales Director. In the twenty years since, Rialto has firmly established itself as “the gold standard of reissue distributors” (according to Kenneth Turan in The Los Angeles Times). Rialto, whose team now includes Marketing and Distribution Manager Dave Franklin, has reissued over 70 films and manages the Studiocanal library of over 2,000 titles. Indelible classics such as Grand Illusion, The Third Man, Nights of Cabiria, Battle of Algiers, and Breathless are available in beautiful prints thanks to Rialto’s efforts, and the company has been responsible for major rediscoveries, including Jean-Pierre Melville’s Army of Shadows and such neglected masterworks as the British films Went the Day Well? and It Always Rains on Sunday. Rialto’s work reveals a true cinephile’s attention to detail. Its 35mm prints and new digital restorations are lustrous and pristine, and international films are given fresh subtitles, improving on the titles from their original releases. With flair and showmanship, Rialto has made—and continues to make—a tremendous contribution to film culture in the United States, and the Museum is pleased to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a selection of twenty of their finest pictures.

Organized by Chief Curator David Schwartz 

Rialto's latest release, The Crime of Monsieur Lange, opens at Film Forum November 17. 

Screening & Live Event
Nights of Cabiria (Le notte di Cabiria)
Friday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
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Breathless (A bout de souffle)
Saturday, November 18, 2:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
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Contempt (Le mépris)
Saturday, November 18, 4:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
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The Trial
Sunday, November 19, 4:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
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La Notte
Sunday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
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The Man Who Fell to Earth
Friday, November 24, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
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The Phantom of Liberty
Saturday, November 25, 4:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
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The Battle of Algiers
Saturday, November 25, 6:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
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Army of Shadows (L’armée des ombres)
Sunday, November 26, 4:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
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This Is Spinal Tap
Sunday, November 26, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
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Grand Illusion (La grande illusion)
Friday, December 1, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
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The Third Man
Saturday, December 2, 6:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
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Went the Day Well
Sunday, December 3, 3:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
Le Trou
Sunday, December 3, 5:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
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Rififi
Friday, December 8, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
The Fallen Idol
Saturday, December 9, 3:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
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It Always Rains on Sunday
Saturday, December 9, 6:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
Hiroshima, Mon Amour
Sunday, December 10, 4:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
Tales of Hoffmann
Sunday, December 10, 6:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
Metropolitan
Friday, December 29, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater