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NYC Weekend Watch: Christian Petzold, Spike Lee, James Ivory & More

Written by on November 30, 2018 

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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.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Before Transit, one of this and next year’s best films, the largest-ever US retro of Christian Petzold gets underway.

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Six lesser-seen Spike Lee pictures are given a platform.

A Bresson-Buñuel double plays on Saturday.

Metropolitan and Midnight Cowboy screen.

Quad Cinema

James Ivory’s The Bostonians, about which we interviewed him, has been restored.

Museum of the Moving Image

Inquiring Nuns, by the Kartemquin founders, has a restoration, while works by Robert Altman, and Barbet Schroeder play in a Glenn Close series.

Film Forum

Cat Ballou, Gilda, and The Lady from Shanghai all play.

Wings of Desire and Edgar G. Ulmer’s Detour have screenings.

Nitehawk Cinema

Home Alone and Elf screen before noon.


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