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.
Museum of the Moving Image
A retrospective celebrating the work of Alex Ross Perry offers a print of his rarely screened debut, Impolex, this Saturday; The Color Wheel and Listen Up Philip play on Sunday. Read our interview with the writer-director here.
Renoir, Tourneur, Franju, and Melville pictures are made available via “Scorsese Screens.”
Anthology Film Archives
Corman-produced madness in the “American International Pictures” series continues.
For Essential Cinema: The General plays on Friday; shorts from Keaton and Laurel and Hardy are scheduled for Saturday; and Dimitri Kirsanoff‘s Rapt shows on Sunday, as does a program of work from Peter Kubelka and Len Lye.
“Indie 80s” continues with Wild Style and The Evil Dead on Friday. Roger & Me and My Dinner with Andre are Saturday’s selections; Spike Lee‘s feature debut, She’s Gotta Have It, plays alongside work from St. Clair Bourne, including an hour-long documentary about the making of Do the Right Thing. All except one Bourne feature are on 35 or 16mm.
A print of Ozu‘s Tokyo Twilight plays before noon.
Museum of Art and Design
The Sacrifice continues the all-35mm Tarkovsky retrospective this Friday.
Christopher Nolan‘s Quay Brothers retrospective, including his short film, is playing on 35mm.
A print of Gordon Liu‘s Shaolin and Wu Tang plays Friday and Saturday as part of “August Midnite: Kung Fu Theater.”
Tickets are still available for Sunday brunch screenings of The Mummy.
Burton‘s Batman plays at midnight this Friday and Saturday.
What are you watching this weekend?