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.
In anticipation of Boyhood, the IFC Center are conducting “Time Regained: Cinema’s Present Perfect” — in so many words, a look at those films which explore the unique uses of time afforded by a limited runtime.
Which means you can celebrate Independence Day with High Noon, Russian Ark, a Last Year at Marienbad–La Jetée double pairing on 35mm, and Irréversible, a better rejoinder to French life than Freedom Fries could ever hope to achieve.
Saturday (7/5) presents Citizen Kane, Brigadoon, Groundhog Day, 56 Up The Locket, and The 400 Blows. The lattermost leads into an all-Doinel, all-35mm Sunday (7/6) — Antoine and Colette / Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board, and Love on the Run. (For $30, one may have access to the entire run.) Linklater‘s Tape also screens.
2001: A Space Odyssey on 70mm all weekend. What else do you need to know?
“By Any Means Necessary: A Spike Lee Joints Retrospective” continues with July 4 screenings of Summer of Sam and She’s Gotta Have It. Saturday (7/5) brings Do the Right Thing, while Sunday offers Malcolm X. All are on 35mm.
The Wizard of Oz also plays Sunday, making for a fine double-feature with the Civil Rights biopic.
“Nitehawk Naughties” presents The Sexualist this Friday and Saturday (7/4, 7/5).
Janus’s restoration of A Hard Day’s Night has begun a two-week engagement.
What are your weekend watching plans?