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NYC Weekend Watch: Duras/Godard, Elaine May, ‘The Matrix’ & More

Written by on July 5, 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.

Metrograph

Marguerite Duras’s India Song and Jean-Luc Godard’s Hélas Pour Moi play on Saturday and Sunday.

The Pasolini retrospective continues.

Les Blank’s Chulas Fronteras and Del Mero Corazón have been restored and are screening.

The restoration of A Bigger Splash continues its run, while Audition is now screening.

The J. Hoberman-curated “Reagan at the Movies” features three icons of masculinity: Eastwood, Stallone, and Peter Sellers.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Penelope Spheeris’s Suburbia play at opposite ends of the day.

Film Forum

Elaine May season: Ishtar, Mikey and Nicky, and A New Leaf all screen.

The classic Paris Is Burning has been restored.

Museum of the Moving Image

See It Big! Action” offers three pure sci-fi classics: The Matrix, RoboCop, and Terminator 2.

The series on 21st-century Latin-American sci-fi continues with UFOs in Zacapa.

IFC Center

Newly restored, The Queen and Do the Right Thing (the latter on 35mm) screen.

Nitehawk

Final Destination 3 (on 35mm, as necessary) has late-night showings, while Jaws and Steel Magnolias play early.


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