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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 Modern Art

The Mark Lee Ping-Bing retro has its last weekend, with titles including Hou Hsiao-hsien‘s Dust in the Wind and his rarely screened The Puppetmaster.

citizen kane polish posterMuseum of the Moving Image

“David Bordwell: How 1940s Critics Changed American Film Culture” offers a crash course in one sliver of film history. Citizen Kane screens on Friday and Saturday; this Sunday, see The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Counter-Attack, and The Picture of Dorian Gray.


The Black Dahlia, Redacted, and Passion help end the De Palma series, which has reruns this weekend that include Hi, Mom! and Mission: Impossible.

A WB cartoon series plays on Saturday and Sunday, and Corvette K-225 shows the latter day.

9775Film Forum

A new restoration of Scorsese‘s masterful The King of Comedy plays throughout the weekend.

If you can’t Hamilton tickets, 1776 on Sunday morning should do some good.

Anthology Film Archives

The Bicycle Film Festival will be held throughout this weekend, as does the I SEE International Video Art Festival in three parts.

Dovzhenko‘s Zvenigora plays on Friday.

Nitehawk Cinema

Dazed and Confused screens alongside a print of Drive at midnight.

The Jerk and The Breakfast Club screen with brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

IFC Center

A print of Desperately Seeking Susan plays at opposite ends of the day. Midnight-wise, Nausicaä, Misery (on 35mm), and The Holy Mountain are showing.

Sunshine Cinema

Eyes Wide Shut has midnight showings this Friday and Saturday.

What are you watching this weekend?

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