After a hiatus as theaters in New York City and beyond closed their doors during the pandemic, we’re delighted to announce the return of NYC Weekend Watch, our weekly round-up of repertory offerings. While many theaters are still focused on a selection of new releases, there’s a handful of worthwhile repertory screenings taking place.
The late Monte Hellman’s masterpiece Two-Lane Blacktop plays in 35mm on Saturday and Sunday.
The long-lost, newly restored George A. Romero feature The Amusement Park is now playing.
Museum of the Moving Image
Pfeiffer egregiously lost an easy Oscar years earlier to Driving Miss Daisy’s sentimental favorite Jessica Tandy, despite claiming every major critics’ prize for playing escort-turned-lounge-singer Susie Diamond in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989). Slinking on the piano in a backless red dress while purring “Makin’ Whoopee” remains one of the more memorable scenes of Pfeiffer’s career, but the heart of the performance is the character’s wounded pride as she defends her years of sex work against the heartless derision of Jeff Bridges’ piano man, for whom she croons and cares deeply.
9 to 5 also plays on Saturday. Along with the reopening of their 2001: A Space Odyssey exhibition, they are screening the sci-fi masterpiece and The Killing. As part of “See It Big: The Return!”, Vertigo is also playing.
Bruno Barreto’s Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands returns.
Film at Lincoln Center
Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn
Stand By Me plays in celebration of its 35th anniversary.