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.
Film Society of Lincoln Center
“Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: The Films of Pedro Costa” lets you catch up with the great Portuguese director’s work ahead of next week’s Horse Money. Early features Casa De Lava and O Sangue play on Friday and Saturday, respectively, while his Fontainhas trilogy — Ossos, In Vanda’s Room, and Colossal Youth — can be seen on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively; documentaries Ne Change Rien and Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? come on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. A documentary on his working method, All Blossoms Again, is on Sunday, along with his short Our Man. All but Blossoms feature introductions or post-screening Q & As with Costa.
He’s also programmed a few favorites, this weekend offering Jacques Tourneur‘s The Fearmakers on Saturday and Jean-Marie Straub‘s Not Reconciled on Sunday; the latter plays alongside a short by Costa.
More from “The Essential John Ford”: The Searchers on Friday and Saturday; The Long Gray Line and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance on the latter day; and The Quiet Man and Sergeant Rutledge on Sunday.
Anthology Film Archives
17 films, 17 complete retrospectives — that’s the mission of “One-Film Wonders,” a series dedicated to pictures made by one-time directors. From foreign avant-garde to Return to Oz and a buried Bill Murray–Dan Aykroyd comedy, it’s one of the most eye-opening retrospectives that’s hit New York in 2015.
Lilith screens under the “Beyond Cassavetes” banner on Saturday.
For the next installment of “Andrei Tarkovsky, Sculpting in Time,” a 35mm presentation of Stalker is offered on Friday night.
The big, big series “Indie 80s” kicks off this Friday with Hollywood Shuffle, followed by Stranger Than Paradise and The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years on Saturday. Sidewalk Stories and Sherman’s March screen this Sunday.
The Third Man continues.
Pictures from Jacques Tourneur, Raoul Walsh, and more screen for “Glorious Technicolor.”
For “July Midnite & Brunch: Animal Attacks!,” see Saul Bass‘ Phase IV and Snakes on a Plane (not directed by Saul Bass) at midnight Friday and Saturday, along with Anaconda at noon on Saturday and Sunday.
What are you watching this weekend?