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

“The Aesthetics of Shadow, Part 2: Europe and America” continues to be one of NYC’s most exciting repertory series of late, with Zoo in Budapest and Josef von Sternberg‘s Shanghai Express playing on Friday (4/11), while two Raoul Walsh titles — The Roaring Twenties and High Sierra — are accompanied by Hitchcock‘s Rebecca this Saturday (4/12). For Sunday (4/13), John Ford‘s The Grapes of Wrath is available.

Vienna Unveiled” continues, offering titles from Haneke and Lubitsch alike.

Film Forum

“Tout Truffaut” lives up to its name, continuing with “the complete 132-minute director’s cut” of Two English Girls on Friday (4/11), The Story of Adele H. on Saturday (4/12), and one of his best, Day for Night, this Sunday (4/13). To further show his influence on French cinema, that lattermost day will also bring Maurice Pialat‘s feature debut, L’Enfance Nue, which he produced. All are on 35mm.

Muppets Take Manhattan shows on Sunday morning.

Anthology Film Archives

Two Stan Brakhage programs (and Dog Star Man) play this weekend.

For “Beyond Cassavetes: Lost Legends of the New York Film World 1945-70,” Theodore J. Flicker‘s less-than-well-known The Troublemaker will screen.

IFC Center

The Silence of the Lambs, Ms. 45, The Shining, and Paul Schrader‘s Cat People (on 35mm) all have late-night screenings, while Bogdanovich‘s Paper Moon plays before noon.

Nitehawk Cinema

Trainspotting plays on 35mm this Friday and Saturday (4/11, 4/12) at midnight, under the “Just Say Yes” banner.

At the opposite end of the day, this Saturday and Sunday (4/13), Field of Dreams (for “Play Ball 2”) and Reality Bites screen, brunch included and with the latter on 35mm.


Jacques Demy‘s The Young Girls of Rochefort plays throughout the weekend.

What are your weekend watching plans?

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