Count me impressed. I was just scanning the PDF of the Nuart Theatre’s fall/winter Movie Guide and was amazed to see the announcement of new 35mm prints of Charlie Chaplin’s phenomenal Monsieur Verdoux (1947) and François Truffaut’s The Wild Child (1970). Looking closer, I discovered that both are being distributed by a new company called The Film Desk. Clicking onto its website, I’ve learned that its inaugural release was none other than a Philippe Garrel movie–J’entends plus la guitare (1991)–with more on the way.
Poking around on the web, I’ve gleaned that the company is the personal project of a curator named Jake Perlin, a New York City programmer who is realizing a dream shared by so many cinephiles: releasing new prints of important films in commercial theaters. Bravo, Mr. Perlin! (Now if we could only get J’entends plus la guitare in Los Angeles.)