Henri Langlois: Phantom of the Cinematheque

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Released 2005

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Director:
Jacques Richard
Released:
2005
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A "first rate documentary" (NY Post) and "a memoir of a lost kingdom" (Village Voice), HENRI LANGLOIS: PHANTOM OF THE CINEMATHEQUE celebrates the man who cultivated cinema's future by protecting its past. Langlois, in the words of grateful acolyte Jean-Luc Godard, "produced a way of seeing films" that inspired two generations of filmmakers and changed the medium itself.

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  • 80

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    Mr. Richard's film makes a persuasive case for Langlois as one of the most important figures in the history of film and therefore in the history of 20th-century art.

  • 80

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    A labor of love made over the course of seven years that crucially matches the energy and passion Langlois himself embodied, this deep-dish account of the life and times of the lon...

  • 75

    San Francisco Chronicle John McMurtrie

    A treat for anyone who's passionate about films or who's ever wanted to learn more about them.

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Documentary, Drama

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Foreign Language, Historical, Profile, History, Biography