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NYC Weekend Watch: John Woo, ‘Lifeboat,’ Pauline Kael & More

Written by on June 6, 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.

Museum of the Moving Image

A particularly outstanding weekend for “See It Big! Action” offers Big Trouble in Little China on Friday, a John Woo double-bill of Hard Boiled and Face/Off on Saturday, and Die Hard this Sunday.

A Carlos Reygadas series is underway, with all of his pre-Our Time features screening through Sunday.

The series on 21st-century Latin-American cinema continues with Videofilia (and Other Viral Syndromes) on Sunday.

A print of Alamar plays on Saturday.

Metrograph

A Jim Jarmusch series continues.

Hitchcock’s Lifeboat and Kon Ichikawa’s Alone Across the Pacifictwo great lost-at-sea films — play to celebrate Metrograph Pictures’ The Raft.

Bergman’s From the Life of Marionettes screens on Saturday, accompanied by a complementary short.

An American Tail and The Quiet Earth play at opposite ends of the day.

Quad Cinema

Losing it at the Movies: Pauline Kael at 100” looks at the critic’s favorite (and less-than-favorite) films. Weekend showings include The Godfather, Bonnie and Clyde, True Stories, and Jackie Brown.

Anthology Film Archives

A series on filmmakers documenting their families offers work from Warhol, Akerman, Robert Frank and more.

The films of William Raban are given a retrospective.

Film Forum

Decolonizing Cinema” continues, with showings including The Battle of Algiers, Sembène’s Mandabi, and Memories of Underdevelopment.

William Wyler’s Funny Girl plays Saturday and Sunday.

Edgar G. Ulmer’s American Matchmaker screens this Friday, with Her Second Mother on Sunday.

Museum of Modern Art

The retrospective of Jean-Claude Carrière continues as a look at Japanese documentarian Kazuo Hara.

Nitehawk

The queer classic Punks and a print of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 play early and late, respectively.


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