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NYC Weekend Watch: Return of MoMA, Downtown Tokyo and More

Written by on October 25, 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 Modern Art

MoMA has reopened, and it is–I do not say this lightly–almost too much in one weekend. See for yourself.

Film Forum

Shitamachi: Tales of Downtown Tokyo” begins with both canon and lesser-known Japanese cinema.

Films by Tim Burton and Joseph Losey play this weekend.

Metrograph

Films by Hitchcock and Blake Edwards play this weekend.

The Rip Torn-led Coming Apart shows this Saturday.

A print of the Basquiat-led Downtown 81 begins a run.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me plays late-night, while King Kong and Mary Poppins screen early.

Museum of the Moving Image

No Joke: Absurd Comedy as Political Reality” continues, while the bird-oriented films of Mikael Kristersson have a showcase.

A restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Anniversary of the Revolution plays Sunday.

The people of Disreputable Cinema host a small horror retro.

Yorgos Lanthimos’ Kinetta continues.

Quad Cinema

FFFest, focusing on female filmmakers, is underway, with screenings including Cameraperson, Variety, and a double-feature of genre filmmaker Kei Fujiwara.

The Cotton Club Encore and Serge Gainsbourg’s Je T’Aime Moi Non Plus continues screening.

Kinoscope

New shorts from this year’s Cannes Film Festival are screening Friday night.

Anthology

Jonas Mekas’ nearly five-hour Lithuania and the Collapse of the USSR plays on Sunday.

Nitehawk

Drag Me to Hell and Halloween play at midnight, while Hocus Pocus and Ghostbusters screen early.


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