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.
Museum of the Moving Image
Underseen filmmaker Anja Breien is celebrated in the series “Games of Love and Loneliness,” beginning with a Friday (11/1) screening of that titular film. Wives and Wives 10 Years After are on the slate for Saturday (11/2), followed by Sunday (11/3) screenings of Witch Hunt and Next of Kin. The helmer will participate in post-screening discussions of all the films.
“Dante Ferretti: Designing for the Big Screen” comes to a close with Casino and the Mel Gibson-led Hamlet, while “To Save and Project: The 11th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation” continues with a strong slate.
Film Society of Lincoln Center
“Scary Movies 7” begins this weekend, bringing a litany of titles — many on 35mm and 16mm.
Stanley Donen‘s Seven Brides for Seven Brothers screens on 35mm this Saturday and Sunday (11/2, 11/3).
How are you not just the slightest bit intrigued by a title like “Nordic Noir: Kjell Sundvall”? To celebrate the Swedish director, one can look forward to 35mm screenings of these titles: In Bed with Santa and The Last Contract on Friday (11/1), followed by The Hunters and False Trail on Saturday (11/2).
“THX BKLYN” begins on Friday (11/1) with Saturday Night Fever, which continues into Saturday (11/2) alongside brunch titles Smoke and Sergio Corbucci‘s Navajo Joe, the latter screening with a print. Those two titles can also be seen on Sunday (11/3).
For “One Nite Only,” attend a midnight screening of Black Devil Doll from Hell this Friday.
Werner Herzog‘s Nosferatu the Vampyre continues its run this week, and still on a 35mm print.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington will screen on Sunday (11/3).
Friday and Saturday (11/1, 11/2), John Carpenter‘s The Thing gets some big-screen exposure.
The Exorcist plays at midnight this Friday and Saturday (11/1, 11/2).
What are your weekend watching plans?