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NYFF50: Men of Cinema: Pierre Rissient and the Cinema Mac Mahon

September 30, 2012 – October 03, 2012

Pierre Rissient in person for all screenings! A still-functioning movie house located in the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe, the unassuming façade of Paris’ Cinéma Mac Mahon belies its history as one of the world’s sacred sites of celluloid worship. It was there, in the early 1950s, that the future critic-publicist-programmer Pierre Rissient and his band of film-crazed friends convinced the theater owner to let them commandeer the programming, ushering in a tidal wave of American movies—especially film noirs and other genre fare—directed by the likes of Fritz Lang, Joseph Losey, Otto Preminger and Raoul Walsh. Read more »

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