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
One of the great director-actress pairings is highlighted with “Liv & Ingmar: The Films,” a (frequently) 35mm exhibition of Ullmann and Bergman‘s finest collaborations. Many films will show, and screening details should be perused here.
The same goes for “The Discreet Charm of George Cukor,” which you can read more about here.
Something of a precursor to King Kong, Merian C. Cooper‘s Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness will play on 35mm Saturday and Sunday (12/14, 12/15).
Museum of the Moving Image
“See It Big!” goes very big this weekend, with The Big Combo on Friday (12/13), Jeanne Dielman & Down By Law on Saturday (12/14), and The Night of the Hunter & Suspiria (uncut!) this Sunday (12/15). All are showing on film prints.
For further reminder of just how many great films the woman managed to lead, “Stanwyck” continues with two-for-one double features throughout the weekend. Friday (12/13) presents No Man of Her Own and Jeopardy; Saturday (12/14) brings Hawks‘ Ball of Fire and Wellman‘s Lady of Burlesque; and, on Sunday (12/15), one can see Sorry, Wrong Number alongside The Strange Love of Martha Ivers. All except Friday’s first engagement are on 35mm.
Nicholas Ray‘s Rebel Without a Cause will also show over the next few days, presented in a 4K restoration.
The Thief of Baghdad will play Sunday morning.
Museum of Modern Art
Bringing more John Waters and Barry Levinson than you thought would be possible for one weekend, “Our Town: Baltimore” presents Female Trouble, Tin Men, Desperate Living, Avalon, Diner, and Polyester.
The Thin Blue Line returns for a 25th-anniversary engagement.
On 35mm, Arthur Penn‘s The Chase — with Jane Fonda, Robert Duvall, and Angie Dickinson — can be seen weekend mornings.
George Lucas’ fascinating, not-quite-there-but-close-enough feature debut, THX 1138, will play midnight on Friday and Saturday (12/13, 12/14) with a live score from Conveyor.
For something a little more seasonal, the horror classic Silent Night, Deadly Night is playing those same nights and times.
What are your weekend watching plans?