the long day closes

Since any New York 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

Before his masterful Sunset Song begins its U.S. run, Terence Davies will be given a complete retrospective at MoMI. His self-titled trilogy screens on Saturday and Sunday; the latter day also brings Distant Voices, Still Lives and, with a post-screening Q & A to boot, The Long Day Closes.

DeadRingers posterMetrograph

“Welcome to Metrograph A-Z” brings Hannah and Her Sisters on Friday and Saturday, It’s Always Fair Weather (directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly) and Shirley Clarke‘s The Cool World on Saturday and Sunday, and Eastwood‘s The Gauntlet on Sunday.

A new restoration of Dead Ringers screens this Sunday.

Museum of Modern Art

Hard-to-find films from the legendary duo Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet are being celebrated in a career-spanning retrospective. The great Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach plays this Friday, and other films with very, very long titles show throughout the weekend.

alphaville posterFilm Forum

“Anna & Jean-Luc” — the title says it all. Vivre Sa Vie on Friday, Alphaville on Saturday, and A Woman Is a Woman on Sunday. Anna Karina, continuing her NYC tour, will follow Band of Outsiders‘ with a Q & A on Friday night.


Labor of Love: 100 Years of Movie Dates” offers Masculin Féminin, She’s Gotta Have It, Cruising and more.

IFC Center

Powell & Pressburger‘s Black Narcissus plays before noon.

Alien, John Carpenter‘s Christine, and a Prince double-billing of Purple Rain and Under the Cherry Moon (on 35mm) all have midnight showings.

trouble every day posterNitehawk Cinema

Friday the 13th and a 35mm print of Claire DenisTrouble Every Day have midnight showings this Friday and Saturday.

Rosemary’s Baby and The Three Amigos screen before noon on Saturday and Sunday.

Anthology Film Archives

Programs of films by Bruce Conner and Tony Conrad, as well as Viking Eggeling and Alberto Cavalcanti, screen on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Québec Direct Cinema” provides a lens into what, exactly, goes on in Montreal. (Finally, my questions shall be answered.)

Sunshine Cinema

Dazed and Confused and The Room have midnight showings on Friday and Saturday.

What are you watching this weekend?

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