Since any New York City cinephile has an almost 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, in 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
Celebrating the abrasive and absurd, Queens’ finest outlet for cinephilic interest is holding a series that pays tribute to the one and only Harmony Korine. Starting things on Friday night (3/8) is his most famous work, Gummo; this Sunday evening (3/10), Mister Lonely will make its own appearance. Both are presented on 35mm.
If you’d still like to check out the incredible museum but, however, don’t consider Korine to be “your thing,” catch a Saturday evening (3/9) showing of Otto Preminger’s Fallen Angel, also on a print. Further information is available here.
Tickets are free when purchasing admission to the museum, but are only available on a first-come, first-served basis.
A week after Jaws, IFC are keeping up the run of Spielberg classics with what is, perhaps, his greatest adventure tale: Raiders of the Lost Ark. Making midnight appearances on Friday (3/8) and Saturday (3/9), it can be said, in all honesty, that this is among those repertory experiences one would be foolhardy to pass up.
Those seeking a tale of demonic possession (I’m looking at you) can also head to IFC late Friday and Saturday night, when William Friedkin’s The Exorcist plays at 12:30 A.M. In a similar vein, Aliens is sticking around from last week, admission for which is still up for grabs.
Getting some modern consideration (as well as a new print) is Jean-Luc Godard’s sophomore feature, Le Petit Soldat. His first collaboration with Anna Karina will play numerous times this entire weekend, but an offer like this doesn’t come around too often in the first place. Don’t dare dismiss it.
On Saturday (3/9), a 35mm Yasujirô Ozu double feature starts at 6, as 92YTribeca show A Hen in the Wind and his first color picture, Equinox Flower. At $12 for each ticket, this makes for an unbelievably strong way to spend your Saturday night — so, give the details a glance.
Space Jam — as seminal as American ’90s cinema could claim to be — is playing Landmark this Friday (3/8) and Saturday (3/9) at midnight. Not so much as considering a trip is the failure of no one but yourself, so give things a look at the link.
What are your weekend watching plans?