The Big Sleep

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 Forum

This Friday and Saturday, a 35mm double-feature of The Big Sleep (release version) and The Blue Dahlia kicks off “Chandler, Hammett, Woolrich & Cain.” The pre-release version of Hawks‘ film screens on Saturday. This Sunday, a pairing of Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice (on film) can be seen.

The Passionate Thief continues its run.

Bringing Up Baby comes this Sunday.

california-split-movie-poster-1974-1020209612Museum of Modern Art

The Robert Altman retrospective continues, bringing The Long Goodbye, Images, California Split, and more.

Anthology Film Archives

Thanks to “Screenwriters and the Blacklist,” one can see titles such as Time Without Pity and Buñuel‘s Robinson Crusoe.

Museum of the Moving Image

Bill Plympton‘s Cheatin’ debuts on Friday under the “See It Big! Animation” banner. Says their site: “Everyone in attendance will receive an original caricature of themselves drawn by Plympton!” A Town Called Panic comes on Saturday, albeit without complementary stop-motion models of audience members.

The Jean Grémillon retrospective continues.

The great (and underseen) Redbelt plays as part of “Fist and Sword (2014).”

scanners_poster_01IFC Center

Scanners is on 35mm at midnight, Friday and Saturday.

SturgesThe Miracle of Morgan’s Creek plays before throughout this weekend.

Nitehawk Cinema

A print of Silent Night, Bloody Night plays as part of “Xmas Chopping” this Friday and Saturday at midnight.

Another Saturday midnight show is the bizarre-sounding documentary entitled The Search for Weng Weng.

What are you watching this weekend?

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