You can purchase a digital screening of the classic Rififi for only $6.99, after which you’ll have 72 hours to watch the film in a “virtual screening room” created just for patrons of the JBFC. Like many cinematic engagements, this film will be available for screening purchases for one week to start; if demand is sufficient, the title will be “held over” for additional weeks as needed.
With each screening of Rififi purchased during this period you’ll provide much-needed support to both the JBFC and Rialto Pictures—who will evenly split the revenue—as we navigate these uncharted waters
Any questions? Check out our Virtual Screening Room FAQ.
A note from Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin: I have the distinct pleasure of curating the repertory offerings for the JBFC, and throughout all of this virtual marquee business, it’s the one aspect of programming films I miss the most. It’s always been my opinion that film, a medium that is constantly changing and innovating and moving forward, also deserves as much of a look in the rear-view. We’re very fortunate at the JBFC to have an audience that feels the same way and appreciates that history as well. That’s why I’m so grateful to companies like Rialto Pictures who are opening their vaults and letting some classics slip out into the virtual world to help cinemas and their audiences during this crisis. So while you could catch Rififi, the absolute best heist film ever made, on any number of streaming services (or if you’re like me, crack open the Criterion blu-ray disc), this presentation we’re offering is made more special because you’re able to screen this classic film and support our great organization at the same time! I sincerely hope you enjoy re-visiting Rififi; if you’re seeing it for the first time, well, I envy the experience you’re about to have. Thank you for supporting repertory film programming.
1955. 118 m. Jules Dassin. Rialto Pictures. France. French with subtitles. NR.
Back from the pen, tough guy Jean Servais and some old cronies plan to knock over a jewelry store — the resulting heist a legendary 30-minute sequence without dialogue or music. Blacklisted Hollywood exile Jules Dassin turned a potboiler by milieu specialist Auguste Le Breton into an existential thriller that earned him Cannes’ Best Director prize and set the standard for screen robberies for decades to come.
- To take advantage of this screening option, you will follow this link to Film Movement Plus. You will first need to register on this site with your own personal login details (you will not have access through your existing JBFC account). It’s very easy! You will enter your name and email address and set a password.
- This film can be viewed on a television (using Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku or Chromecast), a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android) and/or a computer (by clicking on the link in the email). More details are provided here.
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