Laurence Kardish, the senior curator in the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film, has organized a mouth-watering series of classic reissues of Rialto Pictures on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. The series opens on July 25 with Jules Dassin’s Rififi (1955) at 6 p.m., and Jean-Pierre Melville’s Bob le Flambeur (1955). On Thursday, July 26, Claude Berri’s The Two of Us (1967) will be shown at 5:30 p.m. and Melville’s Army of Shadows (1969) at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, July 27, Alberto Lattuada’s Mafioso (1962) will play at 5 p.m.
On Saturday July 28 Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar (1966) will be shown at 2 p.m. followed by Bresson’s Mouchette (1967) at 4 p.m., and then Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria (1957) at 5:45 p.m. On Monday, July 30, Jean-Luc Godard’s Masculine Feminine (1966) will be shown at 6:15 p.m. followed by Godard’s Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967) at 8:30 p.m.
Film Forum is also doing its part to keep the summer movie revival season humming locally with a long, ambitious program entitled NYC Noir, and it gets off to a roaring start on Friday and Saturday July 27 and 28 with Alexander Mackendrick’s Sweet Smell of Success (1957). On Sunday, July 29, Otto Preminger’s Laura (1944) is paired with Fritz Lang’s The Woman in the Window (1944) as a double bill to end double bills. For times and the rest of the programs consult Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, http://www.filmforum.org.