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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Santa Sangre,’ ‘Jaws,’ ‘Young Mr. Lincoln,’ Andrew Sarris & More

Written by on February 22, 2013 

Since any New York City cinephile has an almost 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, in 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

IFC Center

Right before Daniel Day-Lewis wins Best Actor for his portrayal of America’s greatest leader, allow John Ford to show you an earlier, simpler time of the President’s life with Young Mr. Lincoln. The ‘30s classic will play as part of IFC’s continuing John Ford series, with 35mm screenings being held Saturday (2/23) and Sunday (2/24).

Two different sides of Americana are being exhibited at the theater with midnight showings for Harold & Maude and Jaws. The former will play Saturday and Sunday, while the latter, another installment in “The Scary ‘70s,” is screening on Friday (2/22) and Saturday. Tickets for the Ashby picture can be bought here, while details on Spielberg’s shark classic are also available.

Anthology Film Archive

Making a strong showing these next few days is the Anthology Film Archive, thanks to their tribute to the late, great Andrew Sarris. He’s receiving commemoration with 35mm screenings of his favorite films in “Andrew Sarris: Expressive Esoterica.” On their immediate slate are back-to-back presentations of André de Toth’s Dark Waters and Stanley Donen’s Two for the Road, with that arriving Friday (2/22); Allan Dwan’s The River’s Edge and Tay Garnett’s The Spieler will appear, in the same format, on Saturday (2/23) and Sunday (2/24); Dark Waters will reappear on Saturday, while Two for the Road has another go-round this Sunday.

Showing up – also on 35mm, too – is Leni Riefenstahl’s legendary, somehow controversial documentary, Triumph of the Will. That will show on Saturday at 3:45, though we’d advise you don’t get any crazy ideas from a viewing.

Admission is only available at the theater.

Film Forum

Running through their “1933” series, Film Forum are holding three separate, 35mm double features throughout the weekend. On Friday (2/22), Frank Capra’s Lady for a Day and Henry King’s State Fair are showing back-to-back; Saturday (2/23) brings theatergoers Morning Glory and Little Women; finally, on Sunday, there are planned showings for Cavalcade and The Private Life of Henry VII. Information is available at either link, but tickets need to be bought in-theater.
Before you take in the lattermost double bill, start off light with Charlie Chaplin’s silent comedy The Circus. Get your entry while possible.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Before he took up murder as a hobby, Robert Blake headlined Electra Glide in Blue, which is playing at Film Society for the “Film Comment Selects 2013” series. The 35mm screening is this Saturday (2/23) at 9:45, and the offer still stands.

Nitehawk Cinema

This Friday (2/22) and Saturday (2/23) out in Brooklyn, Nitehawk Cinema, as part of the series “Live + Sound + Cinema,” are presenting midnight screenings of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre. Tickets are being sold at their site.

An even more bizarre opportunity presents itself the same night and at (approximately) the same time, with their “Robots Will Kill” lineup bringing the 1989 Indonesian James Cameron rip-off Lady Terminator. You probably know whether or not that’s your speed, so, if it happens to spark interest, give admissions a look.


1968’s oft-forgotten Marlon Brando-starrer, The Night of the Following Day, will screen this Saturday (2/23) on 35mm for their “Overdue” collection.

What are you watching this week?

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