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
“Fassbinder: Romantic Anarchist (Part 1) continues with The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, Martha, The Merchant of Four Seasons, and Pioneers in Ingolstadt on Friday (5/23). Whity and Beware of a Holy Whore play this Saturday (5/24), while Petra Von Kant returns for that day and a Sunday (5/25) engagement.
The mad genius of Jerry Lewis is presented on 35mm, with showings of Which Way to the Front?, Hardly Working, and One More Time made available for this weekend.
A program of experimental animation from Len Lye play on Sunday.
Museum of the Moving Image
“Mizoguchi,” still, Friday (5/23) bringing A Geisha and Saturday (5/24) seeing presentations of The Famous Sword Bijomaru, Portrait of Madame Yuki, and Osaka Elegy. On Sunday (5/25), all four hours of The 47 Ronin will play, Keanu Reeves-free.
“See It Big! Science Fiction” wraps up with a 35mm presentation of Ken Russell‘s Altered States on Sunday.
In a lineup worthy of this great series, Cassavetes, Kurosawa, Étaix, Antonioni and more screen under “An Auteurist History of Film Reprise, Part 2.”
Explore a little-seen German voice in the series “Christoph Schlingensief.”
Hawks‘ Scarface plays before noon.
A new restoration of Joseph Losey‘s Accident, scripted by Harold Pinter, will screen throughout the weekend.
A program of Mr. Magoo shorts plays on Sunday (5/25), via both 35mm and digital. For the kids!
Psycho screens at midnight this Friday and Saturday (5/23, 5/24), fittingly under the “Ask Me About My Mother” banner.
For “Cheeky Monkeys,” The Phantom Tollbooth will play Saturday and Sunday (5/25) afternoon, complete with brunch.
For “Film Africa,” one can #WatchAfricanCinema with a showing of César Paes and Marie-Clémence Paes‘ Angano, Angano on Saturday (5/24).
What are your weekend watching plans?