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NYC Weekend Watch: Amy Heckerling, J.G. Ballard, Noël Coward & More

Written by on May 12, 2016 

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Since any New York 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.

Metrograph

Spend “A Weekend with Amy Heckerling” when Johnny Dangerously and Fast Times at Ridgemont High screen this Saturday, while Look Who’s Talking and Clueless show on Sunday. All are on 35mm.

For “Welcome to Metrograph: A-Z,” see a print of Philippe Garrel‘s The Inner Scar on Friday and Sunday; André de Toth‘s House of Wax 3D screens this Saturday.

A program of restored shorts plays on Sunday.

distant voices still lives posterMuseum of the Moving Image

The Terence Davies retrospective has its busiest weekend. The House of Mirth plays on Friday; Distant Voices, Still Lives screens on Saturday, as do The Neon Bible and Of Time and the City; Sunday brings the latter two, along with a 35mm presentation of his acclaimed trilogy and The Long Day Closes.

Anthology Film Archives

“J.G. Ballard and the Cinema” brings Cronenberg‘s Crash and Shivers on Friday; a double-pairing of Godard‘s Weekend and Marker‘s La Jetée screens this Saturday, as does The Road Warrior, Peter Weir‘s The Cars That Ate Paris, and a free shorts program.

Québec Direct Cinema” continues its run.

bunny lake is missingFilm Forum

The great Noël Coward is celebrated in a new series, which includes screenings of Design for Living on Friday and Saturday, the latter day also offering a handful of David Lean features and Bunny Lake Is Missing, while Brief Encounter and Cavalcade can be seen on Sunday.

Prints of The Lost Weekend and Ninotchka screen on Sunday.

Grease screens on Sunday morning.

Museum of Modern Art

The StraubHuillet retrospective continues, including their widely praised Class Relations on Sunday.

Films from Ford, Borzage, and more play as part of “Universal Pictures: Restorations and Rediscoveries, 1928–1937.”

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For “Labor of Love: 100 Years of Movie Dates,” the head-spinning double-bill of Clueless and American Psycho play on Friday; Saturday offers Pretty Woman, while prints of Gigi and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes screen this Sunday.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

The restoration of King Hu‘s Dragon Inn continues its run.

IFC Center

Ace in the Hole shows before noon throughout the weekend.

Purple Rain, Fargo, Alien, and, accompanied by a print of Paul Thomas Anderson‘s “Daydreaming” video, Needful Things screen at midnight.

Nitehawk Cinema

Doomsday and America’s Deadliest Home Video have midnight showings on Friday and Saturday.

A print of Richard Lester‘s The Bed Sitting Room screens before noon on Saturday and Sunday.

Sunshine Cinema

Purple Rain has midnight showings.

What are you watching this weekend?


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