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Army of Shadows

Released 1969
Distributor Rialto Pictures

Jean-Pierre Melville’s film is a harrowing look at life in the French resistance during World War II. Starring legendary actors Lino Ventura, Simone Signoret, and Jean-Pierre Cassel, the film was a political football during its initial release in 1969, but has been reappraised and, more importantly, restored for safekeeping.

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About J. D. Lifshitz

J. D. Lifshitz is the co-founder and producing partner of Los Angeles based production and sales company BoulderLight Pictures. Their most recent credits include The Vigil (TIFF '19, SXSW '20), Becky (Tribeca '20), and Wild Indian (Sundance '21). BoulderLight's upcoming slate includes Rodney & Sheryl, to be directed by Chloe Okuno and starring Anna Kendrick, and The Cow, written and directed by Homecoming creator Eli Horowitz and starring Winona Ryder, Dermot Mulroney, and John Gallagher Jr.