• It was announced this week that Rialto Pictures founder and Criterion friend Bruce Goldstein will receive the 2009 San Francisco International Film Festival Mel Novikoff award, “given annually to an individual or institution whose work has enhanced the filmgoing public’s knowledge and appreciation of world cinema.” As part of the celebration, the esteemed programmer and archivist will host “An Afternoon with Bruce Goldstein,” on Sunday, May 3, at the Castro Theatre, in which he will be interviewed onstage, present a reel of Rialto trailers, and then introduce a screening of Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria, a Rialto favorite.

    Whether or not you can make it to the event, be sure to read J. Hoberman’s touching appreciation of Goldstein, “The Indispensable Man,” on the festival site.


  • By Derrick8602
    April 22, 2010
    01:43 PM

    You must re-release this great gem of italian cinema.
  • By MA
    January 20, 2011
    08:20 PM

    A plea for re-release!!
  • By Adolfo Salvador Graniello
    April 24, 2012
    12:28 PM

    Magnifico!!!!!!! This is what a movie should be, the drama, the characters, and the acting makes the viewer grow as a human being, in one moment ones heart is broken, the next one feels angry and finally you are content happy and hope everything will be well; its a roller coast of emotion.....Grrrrrreat Film and Grrrreat acting....there is nothing left to desire!!!!!!!!