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About Rialto Pictures

"The gold standard of reissue distributors" (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times), Rialto Pictures was founded in 1997 by Bruce Goldstein, who was joined a year later by partner Adrienne Halpern. In 2002, Eric Di Bernardo became the company’s National Sales Director.

Rialto’s past releases have included Renoir’s Grand Illusion; Carol Reed’s The Third Man; Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria (for the first time in its "director's cut"); Jules Dassin’s Rififi; Godard’s Contempt, Band of Outsiders, and Masculine Feminine; Julien Duvivier’s Pépé le Moko; Buñuel’s Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie; Clouzot’s Quai des Orfèvres; The Maysles’ Grey Gardens; Jacques Becker’s Touchez Pas Au Grisbi; Bresson’s Au Hasard Balthazar; and the U.S. premiere of the complete, uncut version of Melville’s Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Cercle Rouge.
 
Rialto celebrated a record-breaking 2004
with the previously unreleased, original 1954 Japanese version of Ishiro Honda’s Godzilla; and Gillo Pontecorvo’s groundbreaking The Battle of Algiers, which became one of the year’s top-grossing foreign films.

In 2006, Rialto released Melville’s 1969 epic masterpiece Army of Shadows for the very first time in the U.S. Army of Shadows became the most critically acclaimed film of the year, topping many Ten Best lists and was named Best Foreign Film of 2006 by the New York Film Critics Circle. Rialto’s release of Alberto Lattuada’s Mafioso, a dark comedy starring Alberto Sordi, was a hit at the 2006 New York Film Festival.

Rialto’s re-release of Alberto Lattuada’s Mafioso, a dark comedy from 1962 starring Alberto Sordi, was the unqualified highlight of the 2006 New York Film Festival.  2007 re-releases included Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Doulos, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, and Jean-Jacques Beineix's "second wave" thriller Diva
 
In 2008, the company had phenomenal success with Alain Resnais’ arthouse classic Last Year at Marienbad, along with Robert Hamer’s rediscovered masterwork of "Brit Noir," It Always Rains on Sunday. Another successful re-release was a restoration of Max Ophuls’ Lola Montès, which was showcased to enormous acclaim at the Cannes, Telluride, and New York film festivals.

Rialto's 2009 releases included the U.S. premiere of Godard's Made in U.S.A., the 40th anniversary re-release of Costa-Gavras' Oscar-winning political thriller Z, Melville's wartime drama Léon Morin, Priest, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, and John Boulting's Noir classic Brighton Rock, adapted from Graham Greene's novel.

Rialto began 2010 with the 25th anniversary release of Ran in celebration of Akira Kurosawa's centennial and followed it with the release of the 50th anniversary restoration of Godard's Breathless, Bresson's early masterpiece Diary of a Country Priest, and Cavalcanti's Went the Day Well?

2012/2013 releases include the 75th anniversary restoration of Grand Illusion, Marcel Carné's Port of Shadows, the U.S. theatrical premiere of Claude Sautet's Max et les Ferrailleurs, Godard's rarely-seen Le Petit Soldat, Joseph Losey's The Servant (written by Harold Pinter), and Claude Autant-Lara's A Pig Across Paris (La Traversée de Paris), starring Jean Gabin and Bourvil.

This year, in collaboration with the British Film Institute and Park Circus Films, Rialto is touring "The Hitchcock 9" – Alfred Hitchcock's nine surviving silent films, all newly restored by the BFI.

In 1999, Rialto received a special Heritage Award from the National Society of Film Critics, and in 2000 received a special award from the New York Film Critics Circle, presented to Goldstein and Halpern by Jeanne Moreau. The two co-presidents have each received the French Order of Chevalier of Arts and Letters. Earlier this year, Goldstein became the first person ever to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for Film from George Eastman House.

For its 10th anniversary in 2007, Rialto was honored with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and similar tributes at George Eastman House in Rochester, the AFI Silver Theater in Washington, and the SIFF Theater in Seattle. The Criterion Collection also issued a special gift box set, 10 Years of Rialto Pictures. Rialto's 15th anniversary was observed in 2012 with a Film Society of Lincoln Center series entitled "15 For 15: Celebrating Rialto Pictures."

In 2012, Rialto became the U.S. theatrical and non-theatrical representative of the Studiocanal library of over 2,000 international classics. Upcoming Rialto releases will include Godard's Alphaville and Jacques Becker's Antoine and Antoinette.
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2014 Releases

February
April
May
June

ALPHAVILLE
GODZILLA: THE JAPANESE ORIGINAL
ACCIDENT
ALEC GUINNESS 100

2013 Releases

March
April
May
June
July
September
September
September

LE PETIT SOLDAT
UN FLIC
A PIG ACROSS PARIS
THE HITCHCOCK 9 (Touring Festival)
THE SERVANT
CONTEMPT     (50TH ANNIVERSARY RESTORATION)
THE WICKER MAN - FINAL CUT
ANTOINE AND ANTOINETTE

2012 Releases

April
May
July
August
August
September
November
December

THE GRADUATE
GRAND ILLUSION     (75TH ANNIVERSARY RESTORATION)
BATTLE OF ALGIERS
MAX ET LES FERRAILLEURS
TOTAL RECALL
PORT OF SHADOWS
THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT
DJANGO

2011 Releases

February
February
May
June

PUBLIC SPEAKING
DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST     (60TH ANNIVERSARY)
WENT THE DAY WELL?
THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH     (35TH ANNIVERSARY)

2010 Releases

February
May

RAN
BREATHLESS     (50TH ANNIVERSARY)

2009 Releases

January
March
April
June
December

MADE IN U.S.A.
Z
LEON MORIN, PRIEST
BRIGHTON ROCK
THE THIRD MAN     (60TH ANNIVERSARY)

2008 Releases

January
March
April
October

LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD
IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY
CONTEMPT
LOLA MONTÈS

2007 Releases

January
June
November

MAFIOSO
LE DOULOS
DIVA

2006 Releases

February
April
July
November

THE FALLEN IDOL
ARMY OF SHADOWS
FANFAN LA TULIPE
TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER

2005 Releases

February
May
June
October
November

MASCULINE FEMININE
THE TWO OF US
ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS
MOUCHETTE
CLASSE TOUS RISQUES

2004 Releases

January
May
October

THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS
GODZILLA
HEARTS AND MINDS

2003 Releases

January
May
June
September
October
October

LE CERCLE ROUGE
A WOMAN IS A WOMAN
THE MILKY WAY
TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI
AU HASARD BALTHAZAR
EYES WITHOUT A FACE

2002 Releases

February
March
April
June
October
November

UMBERTO D.
PEPE LE MOKO
MURDEROUS MAIDS
THE PRODUCERS
QUAI DES ORFEVRES (JENNY LAMOUR)
THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY

2001 Releases

May
July
July
August

JULIET OF THE SPIRITS
THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE
BOB LE FLAMBEUR
BAND OF OUTSIDERS

2000 Releases

May
July
October
November

THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE
RIFIFI
DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID
BILLY LIAR

1999 Releases

January
May
August

PEEPING TOM
THE THIRD MAN
GRAND ILLUSION

1998 Releases

April
July

GREY GARDENS
NIGHTS OF CABIRIA
1997 Releases
February
July

THE GRADUATE (co - distributed with Strand Releasing)
CONTEMPT (co - distributed with Strand Releasing)

 
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