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NYC Weekend Watch: Wang Bing, Ida Lupino, ‘The Owl’s Legacy’ & More

Written by on November 16, 2018 

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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.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Wang Bing’s landmark West of the Tracks and new feature, Dead Souls, screen this weekend in a rare US retrospective.

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Retrospectives of Wang Bing and Bill Duke run this weekend.

Newly restored, Chris Marker’s The Owl’s Legacy screens, as is a print of The Barefoot Contessa, presented by The Academy.

Quad Cinema

Often considered the most important filmmaker of the last 40 years, Claude Lanzmann is given a retrospective — including his landmark Shoah.

Museum of the Moving Image

Need to refresh yourself pre-Buster Scruggs? A retrospective of the Coen brothers’ western cinema will do you well.

To mark the release of Infinite Football, Porumboiu’s The Second Game plays this Saturday — as does Wang Bing’s Mrs. Fang.

Film Forum

The films of Ida Lupino are now playing in a centennial retrospective.

Wings of Desire and Senso have screenings.

Nitehawk Cinema

Planes, Trains & Automobiles screens before noon.


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