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NYC Weekend Watch: Věra Chytilová, ‘Bad Lieutenant,’ Latin American Sci-Fi & More

Written by on April 12, 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.

BAM

A series on Czech titan Věra Chytilová has commenced.

Metrograph

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

Films about Thelonious Monk play back-to-back.

Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant and a print of Cronenberg’s Spider can be seen.

Museum of the Moving Image

A series on Latin America’s recent sci-fi cinema gets underway with the Solaris-esque Goodbye Dear Moon this Sunday.

Once undistributed for fear it would “incite racial tension,” the British feature Babylon has been restored.

Singin’ in the Rain screens on Saturday.

Anthology Film Archives

Final Destination 2 and Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive play in “Infradestruction!

Work by Kenneth Anger and Bruce Baillie screen as part of “Essential Cinema.”

Quad Cinema

The great Bernadette Lafont starts in Nelly Kaplan’s A Very Curious Girl, which has been restored.

Museum of Modern Art

Lincoln Kirstein and Film Culture” includes work by Eisenstein.

Film Forum

Francesco Rosi’s Christ Stopped at Eboli has been restored; his Lucky Luciano also screens on Sunday.

A print of Modern Times plays on Saturday and Sunday.

Nitehawk

An anime reworking of Metropolis shows on Saturday and Sunday; I Drink Your Blood and Fight Club have showings.


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