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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

To commemorate her passing, free screenings of Chantal Akerman‘s Jeanne Dielman (on 35mm) and her self-portrait Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman will screen for free on Friday.

Hou Hsiao-hsien‘s The Boys from Fengkuei will play on Friday night, with Hou making an appearance.

five_corners-2Museum of the Moving Image

Frederick Wiseman‘s New York documentaries Ballet, Hospital, and Welfare will show on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively.

On Friday, John Turturro and John Patrick Shanley will present Five Corners, with a Kevin Corrigan-moderated discussion held after the film.


“Diaries, Notes, and Sketches: Cinematic Autobiography” presents a collection of diary films. Ed PincusDiaries will screen on Friday; Jonas Mekas‘ legendary As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty shows this Saturday, as does a collection of shorts by George Kuchar.

A new restoration of the Dennis Hopper-led The American Dreamer screens on Sunday.

600full-rocco-and-his-brothers-posterFilm Forum

The new restoration of Rocco and His Brothers will begin playing this weekend.

A print of The Yearling screens on Sunday.

Museum of Modern Art

“What Lies Beneath: The Films of Robert Zemeckis” brings Forrest Gump, Death Becomes Her, Contact, and What Lies Beneath this weekend.

D.W. Griffith‘s Broken Blossoms screens on Friday afternoon.

the invisible manNitehawk Cinema

“Halloween at Nitehawk” offers Blue Sunshine at midnight this Friday and Saturday; the same series brings Fright Night and 1933’s The Invisible Man before noon on Saturday and Sunday, brunch included.

“Music Driven” brings The Decline of Western Civilization on Friday and Saturday at midnight.

IFC Center

Mulholland Dr., The Shining, and The Serpent and the Rainbow can be seen at midnight.

The Godfather screens before noon.

Sunshine Cinema

Taxi Driver screens at midnight this Friday and Saturday.

Anthology Film Archives

Rock My Religion, a “singular thesis on the parallels between religious experience and rock music in American culture,” screens this Saturday.

What are you watching this weekend?

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