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NYC Weekend Watch: Mizoguchi, Burstyn, Cassavetes & More

Written by , on May 2, 2014 at 12:30 pm 

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Museum of the Moving Image

“Mizoguchi,” indeed. A staggeringly comprehensive series, one of the best we’ll see all year, begins this weekend. Ugetsu plays on Friday (5/2); Sansho the Bailiff and Street of Shame arrive this Saturday (5/3); and, Sunday (5/4), Song of Home, Oyuki the Virgin, and Sisters of the Gion can be seen.

BAMCinématek

One of the screen greats is celebrated with “Ellen Burstyn,” who brings films from Bogdanovich, Scorsese, Resnais, and Rafelson over these next few days.

Film Forum

Othello continues through this week.

Under “The Hitchcock 9,” Blackmail will play this Saturday (5/3), followed by The Ring on Sunday (5/4).

A 35mm print of Astaire and Rogers in Swing Time is this Sunday’s (5/4) selection.

Anthology Film Archives

Alan Arkin and Peter Falk are celebrated in “The In-Laws + Big Trouble,” bringing those titles (the latter of which is John Cassavetes‘s final film) over the weekend.

IFC Center

RoboCop (in a new restoration), Poison Ivy (on 35mm), The Grifters, and the original Godzilla play this weekend.

Nitehawk Cinema

Three Amigos plays for Sunday (5/4) brunch and with a mariachi band in tow, while Labyrinth comes Saturday (5/3) and Sunday around the same time.

“Nitehawk Nasties” presents midnight / 35mm showings of Pieces, playing Friday (5/2) and Saturday.

What are your weekend watching plans?


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