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NYC Weekend Watch: Claude Lanzmann, Chris Marker, ‘Ghosts of Mars’ & More

Written by on November 9, 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.

Quad Cinema

Often considered the most important filmmaker of the last 40 years, Claude Lanzmann is given a retrospective — including his landmark Shoah.

A 20th-anniversary screening of Susan Skoog’s Whatever is held on Saturday.

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Newly restored, Chris Marker’s The Owl’s Legacy begins screening.

Two certified classics from Leos Carax are running, while John Carpenter’s undervalued Ghosts of Mars plays this Saturday.

Anthology Film Archives

“The Cinema of Gender Transgression: Trans Film” offers a selection of films portraying transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming lives and communities.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Classics from Yasujirō Ozu, Hayao Miyazaki, and more play as part of My First Film Fest.

Museum of the Moving Image

Need to refresh yourself pre-Buster Scruggs? A retrospective of the Coen brothers’ western cinema will do you well.

To mark the release of Infinite Football, Porumboiu’s The Second Game plays this Sunday.

A print of Donner’s Superman plays this Saturday.

Film Forum

The films of Ida Lupino are now playing in a centennial retrospective.

Museum of Modern Art

The essential series of Catalan cinema continues its run.

Nitehawk Cinema

2001 screens before noon.


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