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

Five Mizoguchi films play this weekend, starting with Utamaro and His Five Women on Friday (5/9), then continuing into Saturday (5/10) with Hometown, White Threads of the Waterfall, Musashi Miyamoto, and The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums. Sunday (5/11) sees a repeat of the Saturday slate, minus Story.

Hello Dolly! plays on Saturday.

Nitehawk Cinema

Mother’s Day will screen at midnight this Friday and Saturday (5/9, 5/10), while the holiday also brings Beaches, playing Saturday and Sunday (5/11) with brunch served.

“Cheeky Monkeys,” a series geared toward children, presents Powell & Pressburger‘s The Boy Who Turned Yellow for Saturday and Sunday brunch showings.

Anthology Film Archives

Five avant-garde programs — two from Robert Breer, three from Michael Auder — can be seen this weekend.

Museum of Modern Art

“Marco Bellocchio: A Retrospective” has one last showing in store, with The Conviction playing this Friday (5/9).

“On the Edge: Brazilian Film Experiments of the 1960s and Early 1970s” brings a shorts program on Saturday and Sunday (5/10, 5/11).


“Cool Worlds: The Animation of Ralph Bakshi” brings prints of the animator’s lively work, with Heavy Traffic playing on Saturday (5/10) and Coonskin screening this Sunday (5/11).

Mary Poppins can be seen this Sunday.

Film Forum

A new restoration of Patrice Chéreau‘s Queen Margot, in its uncut form, will begin playing this weekend. Those who need some more Isabelle Adjani — and I do believe that’s all of us — should take note.

The Parent Trap will be screening Sunday morning (5/11), on the occasion of Mother’s Day.

IFC Center

The Visitor, The Grifters, and Godzilla will all make late-night appearances.

What are your weekend watching plans?

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