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NYC Weekend Watch: King Hu, ‘U.S. Go Home,’ Japanese New Wave, ‘Point Blank’ & More

Written by on April 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

King Hu’s The Fate of Lee Khan has been restored.

The Aki Kaurismäki series is still running.

Prints of Rio Bravo and Cronenberg’s Spider screen on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

BAM

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

Japan Society

The Other Japanese New Wave,” often showing on 35mm, will electrify.

Anthology Film Archives

Jammin’ Gears: Truckers on Film” offers everything from Breakdown to Marguerite Duras’s Le Camion.

Film Forum

Prints of Where Eagles Dare and Point Blank show on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Francesco Rosi’s Christ Stopped at Eboli has been restored.

Babe has showings.

Museum of the Moving Image

Director Antonio Tibaldi presents his 1991 film On My Own this Saturday.

Nitehawk

A print of Ravenous has midnight showings; Summer Wars shows before noon.

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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