Since any New York 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.


A full-career Brian De Palma retrospective is now underway. Sisters and Carrie play on Friday, and Saturday brings The Phantom of the Paradise — but that’s not even half of the first weekend.

Prints of GildaSpace Jam, and shorts by Charles and Ray Eames screen this Saturday.

21d5e0b613fbdcf3c5ef754cf5a7a255Museum of the Moving Image

Discover the great and addictive cinema of Hong Sang-soo with the U.S.’ most extensive retrospective. Highlights include a three-masterpiece day this Sunday, when Tale of Cinema, Virgin Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, and Turning Gate all screen.

Film Forum

Female-directed genre pictures get their spotlight in the appropriately titled “Genre Is a Woman.” They include three Kathryn Bigelow features and two works by Ida Lupino.

Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man plays before noon on Sunday.

LA_plays_itselfAnthology Film Archives

With the release of his new feature, The Thoughts That Once We Had, Anthology will run a series dedicated to the work of film essayist Thom Andersen. This, of course, includes Red Hollywood and Los Angeles Plays Itself, screening on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Space is the Place and two avantgarde programs screen this weekend.


The Fassbinder-led futuristic noir Kamikaze ’89 begins playing this week.

Museum of Modern Art

Universal Pictures: Restorations and Rediscoveries, 1928–1937” and the Straub-Huillet series continue, with the latter now coming to an end.

7a573ea3911607b5d3cddac86dd59eccIFC Center

Shadow of a Doubt screens before noon.

Silver Bullet, The Shining, Jaws, Purple Rain, and El Topo have midnight showings.

Japan Society

Sion Sono‘s four-hour epic Love Exposure screens on Friday night.

Nitehawk Cinema

Do an Eddie Murphy double-bill as Raw (on 35mm) and Beverly Hills Cop play at midnight and near noon, respectively.

Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic plays at noon on Saturday and Sunday, while Emmanuelle has midnight showings.

Sunshine Cinema

The Omen and The Room have midnight showings.

What are you watching this weekend?

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