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NYC Weekend Watch: Big-Screen Action, ‘House of Tolerance,’ Herzog, Trilogies & More

Written by on April 18, 2019 

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

See It Big! Action,” one of the finest genre retrospectives in recent memory, is underway with screenings such as Raiders of the Lost Ark and Seven Samurai.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit plays throughout the weekend as part of an Earth Day celebration.

Once undistributed for fear it would “incite racial tension,” the British feature Babylon has been restored.

Metrograph

A highlight of Brazilian filmmaker Nelson Pereira Dos Santos is underway, including his seminal How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman.

A print of Bertrand Bonello’s masterful House of Tolerance has late-night showings.

The Eyes of the Rainbow and Michael Imperioli’s The Hungry Ghosts have screenings.

Anthology Film Archives

A series on Werner Herzog — his documentaries and those with which they form a dialogue — has begun.

Final Destination 2 and Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive play in “Infradestruction!” while “Jammin’ Gears: Truckers on Film” returns.

Film Forum

The Godfather and Dollars movies screen in “Trilogies.”

Francesco Rosi’s Christ Stopped at Eboli has been restored, while Clue plays on Sunday.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

The sixth edition of “Art of the Real” includes tributes to Toshio Matsumoto, Jocelyne Saab, and Barbara Hammer.

Museum of Modern Art

Lincoln Kirstein and Film Culture” includes work by Hawks, Huston, and Eisenstein.

Quad Cinema

A series on the underseen Nelly Kaplan is running, including the new restoration of A Very Curious Girl.

Nitehawk

A print of Cronenberg’s eXistenZ has midnight showings on Friday and Saturday; Miyazaki’s feature debut The Castle of Cagliostro shows before noon.


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