Breathless returns to the big screen this spring. Fifty years after the film’s release in France, Rialto Pictures has acquired the U.S. rights to a new 35 mm print of Jean-Luc Godard’s New Wave groundbreaker, which showed at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. Rialto will premiere the theatrical rerelease of Breathless at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles in late April; in May, the film will open at New York’s Film Forum, followed by a national rollout. Rialto founder Bruce Goldstein said in a statement, “It’s not only one of the most important films of the last half century, still inspiring new generations of moviemakers, but it’s just as fun and audacious as it was fifty years ago.” Newly revised English subtitles will be supplied by Lenny Borger.
Two Stark Visions of the American Underbelly Hit the Big Screen
A new restoration of the groundbreaking vérité documentary Streetwise joins its companion piece, Tiny: the Life of Eric Blackwell, at New York’s Metrograph theater this weekend.