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Newswire: La Belle Noiseuse, other Jacques Rivette movies are coming to U.S. theaters next year

The films of the great French director Jacques Rivette, who died earlier this year of complications related to Alzheimer’s, have long suffered from spotty distribution in the United States. His most widely revered film, the freewheeling Celine And Julie Go Boating, has never had as much as a DVD release in this country, and much of his best work has either never been released here or is long out of print. There’s something bittersweet to the fact that it’s only in the last couple of years that Americans have started to get wider access to the films of one of the most important figures to come out of the French New Wave, a master fascinated with performance and paranoia.

Just last year, the mammoth Out 1, once one of the Holy Grails of cinephilia, had its first run in U.S. theaters. (It’s currently on Netflix …

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