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NYC Weekend Watch: John Carpenter, Charles Laughton, Female Filmmakers & More

Written by on February 6, 2015 

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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.

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“John Carpenter: Master of Fear” begins this weekend. Halloween kicks off festivities on Friday, The Thing carries it into Saturday, and the weekend rounds out with The Fog.

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Two Hitchcock films, Jamaica Inn and The Paradine Case, play on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Chimes at Midnight plays again on Saturday.

Dassin‘s The Canterville Ghost and a Charles Laughton double-featureMutiny on the Bounty and The Barretts of Wimpole Street — play on Sunday.

Museum of Modern Art

Carte Blanche: Women’s Film Preservation Fund—Women Writing the Language of Cinema” highlights essential cinema from female filmmakers.

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The Palm Beach Story plays before noon all weekend.

Jaws and A History of Violence (the latter on 35mm) can be seen on Friday and Saturday at midnight.

Anthology Film Archives

A number of Vertov pictures are available over the next few days.

Nitehawk Cinema

Language of Love plays under “Nitehawk Naughties” on Friday and Saturday at midnight.

Tickets are still available for a brunch-time Taxi Driver and a 35mm showing of Manhattan on Sunday.

What are you watching this weekend?


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