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.
“Capra” offers many titles this weekend, starting with Friday’s double-feature of American Madness and The Bitter Tea of General Yen. It Happened One Night screens alongside a 35mm print of Arsenic and Old Lace. Sunday presents The Strong Man, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and The Donovan Affair. Limited, in-person ticket purchases are available for the lattermost.
Michael Snow‘s revelatory, demanding-of-a-big-screen La Région Centrale screens on 16mm this Sunday.
Matías Piñeiro‘s “Bridges Over Argentinian Cinema” is a wide, thrilling selection.
Jonas Mekas‘ Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania is screened on Saturday.
Museum of the Moving Image
The final film in “Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien” is not a film by Hou Hsiao-hsien, but Jia Zhangke. His documentary, I Wish I Knew, features the Taiwanese director (as well as collaborator Tony Leung) and can be seen on Friday.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, come for a 35mm showing of Pulp Fiction on Saturday.
The “45-minute proto-hip-hop bliss-out” Stations of the Elevated can be seen.
Psycho screens at midnight Friday and Saturday.
What are you watching this weekend?