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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.

Anthology Film Archive

Make it a Jean Cocteau weekend: The Blood of a Poet and Orpheus screen on Friday, the former also showing on Saturday and the latter on Sunday. Beauty and the Beast also shows on those days.

A Jia Zhangke retrospective comes to an end. If you’ve not yet seen Mountains May Depart, take note: it screens on Saturday along with Still Life, which also shows this Sunday with A Touch of Sin.


“Welcome to Metrograph: A-Z” offers John Woo’s Hard Boiled on Friday.

A restoration of Pasolini‘s Notes Towards an African Orestes plays this Sunday, as do the James M. Cain adaptations Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and Visconti‘s Ossessione.

Pom Poko screens on Saturday morning.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

La Mangani” continues with films by Rossellini, Fellini, Renoir, Visconti, and more.

Poster_of_the_movie_The_Kiss_Before_the_MirrorMuseum of Modern Art

The Straub-Huillet retro continues, including Pedro Costa‘s Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie?

Don’t sleep on “Universal Pictures: Restorations and Rediscoveries, 1928–1937,” which includes films from James Whale and John M. Stahl, among others.

Film Forum

Carol Reed‘s noir trilogy of Odd Man Out, The Third Man, and The Fallen Idol play this Sunday. All but the last title are on 35mm.

Shrek screens on Sunday morning.

madmax2Museum of the Moving Image

“Mad Max Weekend” is precisely what it sounds like. Fury Road plays on Friday and Sunday; Mad Max and The Road Warrior screen on Saturday, and the final day also offers Beyond Thunderdome.

Nitehawk Cinema

Shaun of the Dead and a print of Ralph Bakshi‘s Wizards play at midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Children of Men plays before noon on Saturday and Sunday.

IFC Center

The Godfather plays before noon all weekend.

Aliens, Jaws, Purple Rain, and The Shining have midnight showings.

Sunshine Cinema

Akira has midnight showings this Friday and Saturday.

What are you watching this weekend?

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