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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Miami Vice,’ Jarmusch, ‘Safety Last!’ & More

Written by on May 31, 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

See It Big! Action” brings some of the genre’s greatest offerings, from Police Story to this century’s favorite, Miami Vice.

Los Angeles Plays Itself leads “Essay L.A.,” a series of “essay and collage films [that] explore the terrain and spatial imagination of Los Angeles.”

A nearly century-spanning tribute to the laser light show, featuring “visuals made with paint, kinetic sculpture, animation, and lasers,” runs on Friday.

A print of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles screens this Saturday.

Metrograph

A Jim Jarmusch series is underway.

Irwin Winkler presents Raging Bull and his own De-Lovely, both on 35mm, this Saturday and Sunday.

Leon Neyfakh has a double-bill of Election and the doc Journeys with George.

Eyes Without a Face and Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday have late-night and matinee showings, respectively.

Film Forum

Decolonizing Cinema” continues, with showings including Soleil Ô.

A print of Safety Last! plays Saturday and Sunday.

Edgar G. Ulmer’s American Matchmaker screens this Sunday.

Museum of Modern Art

The master Abel Ferrara–with whom we recently spoke in a wide-ranging interview–is given his largest-ever retrospective, which ends with tonight’s showing of China Girl.

Retrospectives of Jean-Claude Carrière and documentarian Julia Reichert are underway.

Anthology Film Archives

Dominik Graf, “the least known master of modern German-language cinema,” is given a retrospective.

Nitehawk

Labyrinth and a print of Bones play early and late, respectively.


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