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NYC Weekend Watch: Machiko Kyō, Abbas Kiarostami, Godzilla & More

Written by on July 26, 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

Films by Mizoguchi, Kurosawa, and Naruse kick off a retrospective of Japanese actress Machiko Kyō.

The Pasolini retrospective continues.

Streetwise and its follow-up, Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell, begin a run.

The restoration of A Bigger Splash continues screening, while the ’90s indie film Chalk has been restored.

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! and Shane play at opposite ends of the day.

IFC Center

The rather staggering Abbas Kiarostami retrospective has begun, most importantly with his Koker trilogy: Where is the Friend’s House?, And Life Goes On, and Through the Olive Trees.

Museum of the Moving Image

The expressively named “Barbara Hammer, Superdyke” looks at a recently deceased legend with painstaking restorations now screening.

Wildly underscreened in the U.S., the films of Henri Verneuil get a retrospective.

A Godzilla double feature runs this Saturday.

The Secret of Kells has afternoon showings.

Film at Lincoln Center

A retrospective of 21st-century debuts is underway, with two-for-one packages doubling some of today’s best working filmmakers.

Film Forum

A Burt Lancaster retro offers Sweet Smell of Success, From Here to Eternity, The Leopard and more.

A 4K restoration of Robert Siodmak’s The Killers screens alongside the 1964 version.

The Cranes Are Flying and Christ Stopped at Eboli have showings.

BAM

A series on Millennials in film, “We Can’t Even,” has begun, including the director’s cut of Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret.

Three shorts by Maya Deren play alongside Mulholland Dr. on Sunday.

Anthology Film Archives

Essential Cinema” has a mini-Bresson retrospective running.

A series on photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon is underway.


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