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
Edgar G. Ulmer is “Back From the Margins,” thanks to a retrospective on the lengthy career of a great craftsman that’s winding down. Friday (1/17) shows Beyond the Time Barrier, Murder Is My Beat, The Light Ahead, and People on Sunday; Saturday (1/18) has Ruthless and The Naked Dawn. All screen with prints.
Just before midnight on Saturday is the Saul Bass-directed Phase IV, (mostly) showing on 35mm.
A new 35mm print of Nagisa Ôshima‘s excellent Boy will play throughout the week.
Babe screens Sunday morning (1/17).
“The Aesthetics of Shadow, Part 1: Japan” continues with Five Scouts, a pairing of Donald Richie-composed 8mm shorts and The Inland Sea, Humanity and Paper Balloon, Singing Lovebirds, The War at Sea from Hawaii to Malaya, and, most prominently of all, Rashomon.
Anthology Film Archives
Performance artists are highlighted with the exhibition “Further Rituals of Rented Island.”
An as-yet-unnamed ’80s film will play on Saturday (1/18) at noon, if you’re willing to take a chance on that sort of thing.
A more sure bet is F.W. Murnau‘s Sunrise, playing twice this Sunday (1/19) on 35mm.
The Robert Redford-starring The Candidate shows, on a print, before noon all through this weekend.
Two more Coen brothers titles occupy Nitehawk this weekend: their debut, Blood Simple, and one of their greatest pictures, Fargo. The former will play Friday and Saturday (1/17, 1/18) at midnight; the latter will play Saturday and Sunday (1/19) at noon.
What are your weekend watching plans?