Since any New York City cinephile has an almost 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
One can continue to rock out in Astoria with the museum’s “Play This Movie Loud!” series. This week we return to The Beatles, with Richard Lester‘s A Hard Day’s Night screening in 35mm on both Saturday (5/11) and Sunday (5/12). Also screening in 35mm is Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin‘s landmark Gimme Shelter on Saturday (5/11). Rounding out the proceedings is Franc Roddam‘s The Who-centured Quadrophenia, screening in 35mm on Sunday (5/12).
You can read about the series here, and you will be able to access screenings with admission to the museum on a first-come, first-served basis.
This Brooklyn Institution have kicked off their “Booed at Cannes” series, which sees Michelangelo Antonioni‘s 1962 feature L’Eclisse screening all day today, Friday (5/10) in 35mm. Next up on the docket is David Lynch‘s prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Wild at Heart, both screening Saturday (5/11) in 35mm. Sunday (5/12) will see Jean Eustache‘s The Mother and the Whore screening in 35mm.
To offset the above, BAM will also be screening a selection of Looney Tunes cartoons on Saturday (5/11) morning, all in beautiful 35mm.
Often hailed as one of the greatest films ever made, Roberto Rossellini’s Voyage to Italy will continue at Film Forum this entire weekend, thanks to a newly constructed digital remastering. Tickets can be purchased right now.
A restored version of Terrence Malick‘s Badlands also begins its week-long run today, while Sunday morning (5/12) will bring a screening of Alfred Hitchcock‘s The Man Who Knew Too Much for Mother’s Day.
For a late night treat, Quentin Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction has midnight engagements this coming Friday (5/10) and Saturday (5/11).
Starting today, Life of Brian will have a week-long run in 35mm, playing at midnight today (5/10) and Saturday (5/11) and in the morning for the next seven days.
Lastly, if you’d like some laughs, Robin Hood: Men in Tights plays relatively early in the morning throughout the weekend in 35mm.
What better way to start off your Sunday morning that with Paul Thomas Anderson? His Boogie Nights is having a one-time screening at 11:30am in 35mm on the 12th. If you are more into midnight fare, John Waters‘ Serial Mom and Mario Bava‘s Danger Diabolik are screening Friday (5/10) and Saturday (5/11).
If you are in the mood for some space horror, Ridley Scott‘s masterpiece Alien is screening at midnight this Friday (5/10) and Saturday (5/11).
Museum of Modern Art
The Museum will be kicking off their “Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions” series, including screenings of Zhang Yuan‘s Mama and The Story of Qiu Ju, Jiang Yue‘s The Other Bank, Duan Jinchuan‘s No. 16 Barkhor South Street and more all weekend. Sample the screening details at their site.
What are your weekend watching plans?