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.
Three of Charlie Chaplin‘s most-beloved features screen this weekend, all on 35mm. City Lights begins the lineup on Friday (8/9), followed by Modern Times this Saturday (8/10), concluding with a Sunday (8/11) presentation of The Great Dictator.
Anthology Film Archives
Once again running a repertory schedule unlike anyone else in New York City, Anthology plan to screen the likes of Alexandr Dovzhenko, Marcel Carné, Carl Theodor Dreyer, and Béla Tarr, all on 35mm.
Film Society of Lincoln Center
“Fasten Your Seatbelts” pays tribute to the storied history of 20th Century Fox. To begin, Michael Mann‘s The Last of the Mohicans will, in its director’s cut, be showing Friday evening (8/9), followed by Scream and Scream Again at midnight. A 35mm presentation of Robert Altman‘s 3 Women would be the highlight of Saturday (8/10), a date also occupied by On the Town, The Boston Strangler, and Valley of the Dolls. Otto Preminger‘s Laura; The Grapes of Wrath; Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte; and Blood and Sand appears this Sunday (8/11).
An essential series — “Son of Summer Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror” — begins with Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Evil Dead II, both of which play Friday and Saturday (8/9, 8/10) on 35mm. Sunday, catch a 2-for-1 double feature with ’60s sci-fi Planet of the Apes and Fantastic Voyage.
If that’s not to your liking, one is sure to make a good choice with the continuing run of Intolerance.
Museum of the Moving Image
J. Hoberman‘s newest series, “Fun City: New York in the Movies 1967–75,” will begin with Francis Ford Coppola‘s You’re a Big Boy Now on Friday (8/9). Saturday (8/10) brings Cotton Comes to Harlem on 35mm, while Sunday (8/11) packs three: Norman Mailer vs. Fun City and Sidney Lumet‘s Bye Bye Braverman, & Serpico.
Museum of Modern Art
It’s an Alain Resnais double feature, with “An Auteurist History of Film” bringing Hiroshima, mon amour & Night and Fog this Friday afternoon (8/9).
One of Richard Linklater‘s best films, Dazed and Confused, comes to IFC for midnight engagements this Friday and Saturday (8/9, 8/10).
The classic Japanese horror picture / ???, Hausu, will play those same nights and times.
Some 13 hours earlier — a Sunday (8/11) screening included — The Outlaw Josey Wales is available for your viewing pleasure.
“I Heart New York Horror” continues with the midnight showing of Lucio Fulci‘s Zombie this Friday and Saturday (8/9, 8/10).
It’s an enticing offer, but one you’ll really have to consider when, concurrently, John Carpenter‘s debut, Dark Star, plays with a live score by Black Lodge.
Fight Club, this Friday and Saturday (8/9, 8/10) at midnight.
What are your weekend watching plans?