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
“Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema” is in full swing, with Friday (2/7) bringing Pharaoh, Camouflage, The Illumination, Eroica, and Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq. This Saturday (2/8), one can see The Saragossa Moment and Mother Joan of the Angels, while Sunday (2/9) presents Jump, Night Train, and Ashes and Diamonds.
“The Soundtrack Series” brings two Travolta classics to the big screen, with Saturday Night Fever and, in a rare 35mm appearance, Pulp Fiction screening this Saturday (2/8). Opportunities that cannot be passed up.
In honor of Peter O’Toole, “See It Big! Great Cinematographers” presents the new restoration of Lawrence of Arabia this Sunday (2/9).
“See It Big! Musicals” will show Sidney Lumet‘s The Wiz on Friday (2/7).
“Vengeance is Hers,” and the pleasure is ours. Screening on 35mm this Friday (2/7) is Pasolini’s Medea, while Saturday (2/8) brings Kathryn Bigelow’s Blue Steel. Sunday (2/9) presents Jeanne Dielman, and Abel Ferrara’s Ms. 45 (more on that here) will screen throughout the week.
One of Jean-Luc Godard’s greatest films, Alphaville, commences its week-long run in a new digital restoration.
Orson Welles’s The Lady from Shanghai has been held over.
Stanley Donen’s Audrey Hepburn– and Spencer Tracy-starrer, Funny Face, will screen on Sunday morning (2/9).
George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead will play Friday and Saturday (2/7, 2/8) at midnight.
What are your weekend watching plans?