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.
Throw on your suede and pastels and prepare for the music-filled, light-streaked “Dim All the Lights: Disco and the Movies.”
Nicolas Roeg‘s Roald Dahl adaptation, The Witches, plays on Saturday morning; a print of Abel Ferrara‘s King of New York screens throughout the weekend; Oscar Micheaux‘s Ten Minutes to Live shows this Sunday.
Get a crash course in Sergei Eisenstein with both parts of his masterpiece, Ivan the Terrible, on Friday; Battleship Potemkin and Strike on Saturday; and, this Sunday, October screening alongside The General Line (a.k.a. Old and New).
A full-career Joe Dante retrospective has begun. Gremlins and Gremlins 2 (the latter with a secret screening included) play on Friday and Saturday, respectively. His great Matinee plays on the latter day, and The Second Civil War screens alongside Idiocracy this Sunday. Many showings are introduced by Dante.
Museum of the Moving Image
Toy Story 3-D continues its afternoon-showing run.
Museum of Modern Art
A restoration of Louis Malle‘s Elevator to the Gallows screens throughout the weekend.
A print of Fellini‘s Ginger and Fred plays before noon this weekend.