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The first screening of Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient by Todd McCarthy (shown here) showed this evening.  Many people are still not aware of this man's influence in the world of cinema

Rissient has introduced Hou Hsiao-hsien, Quentin Tarantino and Chen Kaige among many others to the world.  The film, like other documentaries in this program, takes a personal look at this man's life, his work, his friendships and relationships with some of the biggest names in the industry.  We get a glimpse of Rissient's many connections and towards the end of the film, he even takes us back to his childhood home.  It is obvious he trusts McCarthy, who is a close friend of his. 

During the Q&A session, McCarthy expressed that "Pierre is a fantastic cinephile."  The director also mentioned that Rissient appreciated the film a lot.  A member of the audience commented that he had never heard of Rissient before and thanked McCarthy for making this film. 

You have a chance to see this documentary on Monday, Sept 10th and Thursday, Sept 13th.

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