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About Block 1

“The gold standard of reissue distributors” — Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"Rialto has made—and continues to make—a tremendous contribution to film culture in the United States." — David Schwartz, Chief Curator, Museum of the Moving Image, New York 

Rialto 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 include Renoir’s Grand Illusion, both in 1999 and in a new 4K restoration for its 75th anniversary in 2012; 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 Breathless, Contempt, Band of Outsiders, Masculine Feminine, Le Petit Soldat, Alphaville, and the U.S. premiere of his Made in U.S.A.; Kurosawa’s Ran; Buñuel’s The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie; Jacques Becker’s Touchez pas au Grisbi; Bresson’s Au Hasard Balthazar and Diary of a Country Priest; Resnais' Last Year at Marienbad;  the U.S. premiere of the original, uncut Japanese version of Godzilla; the U.S. premiere of the complete, uncut version of Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Cercle Rouge; the U.S. premiere of Melville’s Army of Shadows, which became the most critically-acclaimed film of 2006; the U.S. premiere of Claude Sautet's Max et les Ferrailleurs; and Robin Hardy's definitive cut of The Wicker Man.

About Block 2

Breathless

In 2014, Rialto released a new 4K restoration of Alain Resnais’ debut feature Hiroshima Mon Amour and, for the first time in the U.S., Paul Grimault’s French animated classic The King and the Mockingbird, both presented at the New York Film Festival; a new 4K restoration of the complete, uncut version of Marcel Carné’s Le Jour Se Lève, and Mario Monicelli’s The Passionate Thief.

2015 saw reissues of The Film Foundation's spectacular 4K restoration of Powell & Pressburger's The Tales of Hoffmann, a new 4K restoration of The Third Man, five films by Claude Sautet, and the 25th anniversary release of Whit Stillman's Metropolitan.

Recent releases include Andrzej Zulawski's L'Important C'est d'Aimer, Vittorio De Sica's Il Boom, never before released in the U.S., a 4K restoration of Jacques Becker's Le Trou, Julien Duvivier's long unseen Panique, and new restorations of Louis Malle's Elevator to the Gallows, Michelangelo Antonioni's La Notte, Godard's Band of Outsiders and Pierrot Le Fou, and Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers.

About Block 3

The Graduate

 

In 1999, Rialto received a special Heritage Award from the National Society of Film Critics, and in 2000 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.

In 2013, Goldstein became the first person to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for Film from George Eastman House. He has also received career awards from Anthology Film Archive and the San Francisco Film Festival (Mel Novikoff Award).

About Block 4

The Passionate Thief



For its 10th anniversary in 2007, Rialto was honored with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and similar tributes were held 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.

Team

Bruce Goldstein Founder & Co-President

Bruce Goldstein is the founder of Rialto Pictures. Among his many awards are those from the New York Film Critics Circle, National Board of Review, San Francisco Film Festival, the French government (Order of “Chevalier”), and the first Lifetime Achievement Award in Film ever given by George Eastman House.

Adrienne Halpern Co-President

Adrienne became Co-President of Rialto Pictures in 1998 after a career as an entertainment lawyer, first at ICM and then as Senior Counsel at Loeb and Loeb, where she represented producers, distributors, talent, and lenders and was Secretary of The Cousteau Society.  She graduated from Yale College and NYU School of Law.  She is a Trustee of FACE Foundation, supporting French-American Cultural Exchange, and has received the French Order of Chevalier of Arts and Letters.

Eric Di Bernardo National Sales Director

Eric joined Rialto in 2002. He previously worked for Paramount Pictures and Orion Pictures and was involved in the release of eight Best Picture Academy Award winners. He has the distinction of distributing both the original Breathless (50th anniversary) and its 1983 remake.

Dave Franklin Marketing & Distribution Manager

Dave joined Rialto Pictures in 2012. He received his B.A. in Cinema & Media Studies from the University of Chicago and his M.A. in Cinema Studies from New York University. Dave's previous work in the film industry includes positions at IFP/Chicago, Sony Pictures Classics, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the Museum of the Moving Image.

Rialto Artists

Lenny Borger Translator/Subtitler
Keiko Kimura Illustrator
Yoko Komura Illustrator
Paul Davis Illustrator
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