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 Modern Art
For a focus on Japanese design, look no further than “The Aesthetics of Shadow, Part 1: Japan,” which brings films by names both recognizable (DeMille, von Sternberg) and obscure — exactly what you’d want in a repertory series, no matter the larger movement.
Two Coen brothers pictures will play this weekend: Miller’s Crossing on Friday and Saturday (1/10, 1/11) at midnight, followed by Raising Arizona, at opposite ends of the day, on Saturday and Sunday (1/12); both are complemented by brunch.
Noon of Saturday and Sunday brings with it the classic Bob Dylan-centered documentary, Don’t Look Back.
Before it hits Criterion, Dino Risi‘s Il Sorpasso can be seen via Janus’s new digital restoration.
Little Fugitive is to play on 35mm this Sunday morning (1/12).
Vsevolod Pudovkin‘s Mother will play on 35mm Sunday night (1/12).
A midnight staple, Eraserhead, makes its appearance on Friday and Saturday (1/10, 1/11) at the most appropriate time.
Museum of the Moving Image
What are your weekend watching plans?