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NYC Weekend Watch: Claire Denis, Mike Leigh, Aki Kaurismäki & More

Written by on March 28, 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.

BAM

The largest-ever US retrospective of one of our greatest filmmakers is underway with “Claire Denis: Strange Desire.”

Museum of the Moving Image

Three Mike Leigh masterworks screen this weekend.

La meilleur cochon, Miss Piggy, gets her highlight reel on Saturday.

Metrograph

Hopefully with a shower close at hand, the Harmony Korine retrospective continues, while one on Aki Kaurismäki has started.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut has showings, as does The Juniper Tree.

Film Forum

A series devoted to Fay Wray and Robert Riskin continues.

I Am Cuba has returned, while Bambi has showings.

Anthology Film Archives

Citizen Kane and films by Warhol are among this weekend’s “Essential Cinema” offerings.

Nitehawk

A print of Princess Mononoke has midnight showings; Aliens shows before noon.

Quad Cinema

Gérard Depardieu / Bertrand Blier’s Get Out Your Handkerchiefs continues.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art

While not a rep pick, the 48th edition of New Directors/New Films is now underway, and one can see our comprehensive preview here.


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