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
“Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien” continues running, with Millennium Mambo arriving on Friday. Saturday offers Good Men, Good Women and The Boys from Fengkuei, while Sunday brings Edward Yang‘s rarely seen Taipei Story, which Hou co-wrote and stars in.
“NYFF Opening Acts” lets you preview the festival’s best line-up in years by looking back at some of its directorial talent. Zodiac and Lisandro Alonso‘s Los Muertos screen on Friday, while an Assayas / Hansen-Løve billing is in order with screenings of Cold Water and All Is Forgiven this Saturday. That day also brings Abel Ferrara‘s Body Snatchers and Corpo Celeste. Boogie Nights will screen on Sunday.
Museum of Modern Art
War Horse, Lawrence of Arabia, and more close out “The Great War: A Cinematic Legacy.”
Many films screen in conjunction with “Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness,” including the works of Fassbinder and Warhol.
Up next in “1994” is Peter Jackson‘s Heavenly Creatures, which plays Friday and Saturday at midnight.
Animal House screens at noon, brunch included, this Saturday and Sunday.
“Films By Joseph Sarno” will sleaze up your weekend.
John Stahl‘s When Tomorrow Comes plays before noon.
Spartacus plays this Sunday, thanks to “Nonesuch Records on Film.”
What are you watching this weekend?