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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

A Fuller Life” celebrates one of American cinema’s great madmen; “The Great War: A Cinematic Legacy” explores one of the 20th century’s worst conflicts. Both are essential.

220px-VilledespiratesFilm Society of Lincoln Center

With his acclaimed What Now? Remind Me arriving at their doors, Lincoln Center are hosting the Joaquim Pinto retrospective “A Life Less Ordinary.” His feature debut, Tall Stories, plays this Friday and Sunday; Where the Sun Beats, Twin Flames, and The New Testament of Jesus Christ According to John are on tap for a Saturday triple feature. All are on 35mm.

To trace his influences, prints of Manoel de Oliveira‘s The Cannibals and Raul Ruiz‘s City of Pirates are scheduled for appearances.

A print of The Night Porter plays late this Friday night.


Buñuel’s final picture, That Obscure Object of Desire, plays this Friday, while Saturday brings Discreet Charm and Sunday offers The Phantom of Liberty. All are on 35mm.

Anthology Film Archives

Once again, “If You Meet Klaus Kinski, Pray for Your Death.”

Six Eisenstein films are screening.

Film Forum

Leos Carax‘s great feature debut, Boy Meets Girl, has been newly restored and will screen throughout the next week.

A restoration of Double Indemnity continues its run.

invasion-poster1Nitehawk Cinema

From Dusk Till Dawn, under “Bite This,” and Enter the Dragon, under “Live Sound Cinema” and with a score by Morricone Youth, play at midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers screens on 35mm this Saturday and Sunday afternoon, courtesy of their “A Reasonable Length” series. Brunch will be included.

Museum of the Moving Image

An avant-garde series is offered this Sunday.

IFC Center

Dog Day Afternoon has pre-noon and midnight showings, either of which offer complementary screenings of The Dog, a documentary chronicling the story that inspired Lumet‘s picture.

El Topo screens at midnight.

What are you watching this weekend?

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