The Best Film Events and Retrospectives Happening This August in New York

August has officially arrived, and as we sink into the final warmth of summer and transition into the hazy psychological strangeness that comes with the season, it’s a comfort to know there’s always a great cinema in close proximity to hide away in. And even amongst a series of wonderful premieres this month—from Philippe Garrel’s Jealousy to Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip to Italy—it’s always satisfying to slip into the past for a bit and catch up on a wealth of rare and fantastic work that may have fallen through the cinematic cracks of your personal viewing. 

So from BAM and MoMA to Anthology Film Archives and The Film Society of Lincoln Center,  it’s the perfect time to indulge in their impressive and expansive retrospectives, screenings, series, and events. Whatever your film fancy, peruse our list and start planing out your viewing schedule. Enjoy.

***BAMcinématek***

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Buñuel:
Present – August 14

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
That Obscure Object of Desire
The Exterminating Angel
Fever Rises in El Pao
The Milky Way

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Chris Marker:
August 15 through August 28

Level Five
Far From Vietnam

Le Joli Mai
Sans Soleil
A Grin Without a Cat

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Rohmer’s Four Seasons:
August 29 through September 1

A Tale of Springtime
A Summer’s Tale

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***THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER***

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This is Softcore: The Art Cinema Erotica of Radley Metzger:
August 7 through August 13

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Carmen, Baby
The Lickerish Quartet
Little Mother

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A Life Less Ordinary: The Films of Joaquim Pinto:
August 8 through August 12

The Cannibals
City of Pirates

Tall Stories
Twin Flames

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Sound + Vision 2014
Present through August 9

Pulp
The 78 Project Movie
Dragons of Zynth

ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW

Red Hollywood and the Blacklist:
August 15 through August 21

Red Hollywood
The Big Night
Hell Drivers
Odds Against Tomorrow
The Prowler 

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Strange Lands: International Sci-Fi:
August 22 to August 28

Days of Eclipse
The End of August at the Hotel Ozone

EolomeaMorel’s Invention
The Fabulous World of Jules Verne
Morel’s Invention

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***MUSEUM OF MODERN ART***

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Lady in the Dark: Crime Films from Columbia Pictures, 1932–1957
Present through August 4

The Burglar
Murder By Contract

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The Great War: A Cinematic Legacy:
Present through September 21

Hearts of the World
The Better ‘Ole
The Secret Agent

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An Auteurist History of Film:
Present through August 29

Days of Heaven
Apocalypse Now Redux
Raging Bull
Manhattan

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Carte Blanche: Christopher Williams:
Present through September 23

An Evening With Christopher Williams
TENDERNESS
ENTERTAINMENT
ECONOMY

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***MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE***

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See It Big!: Hollywood Melodrama:
Present through August 21

Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life
Rebecca

Some Came Running
Letter From An Unknown Woman
Portrait of Jennie

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Flesh Cinema: Screenings of Flaming Creatures and Christmas on Earth
August 10

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Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Cinema of Patrick Lung Kong:
August 15 through August 24

A Better Tomorrow
Teddy Girls
Hiroshima 28
Love Massacre
The Window

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***NITEHAWK CINEMA***

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Art Seen:
August 16 and 17

The Horse’s Mouth

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The Deuce:
August 7

Super Dude (aka Hangup)

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Journalists In Film:
August 26

The Passenger 

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Nitehawk Brunch:

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love (August 23)

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Edgar G. Ulmer’s Detour (August 30)

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***ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES***

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If You Meet Klaus Kinski, Pray For Your Death:
Present through August 10

Venus in Fur
Jack the Ripper
Buddy Buddy
Creature With the Blue Hand
Venom

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Cineaste Magazine Presents: Screenwriters and the BlackList: Before, During, After:
August 22 through September 2

Force of Evil
Five Came Back

Pride of the Marines
Three Faces of West

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In the Flesh:
August 29 through August 31

The Budding of Brie
Joy

Titillation

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***FILM FORUM***

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Carax:
August 15 through August 21

Holy Motors
Pola X

Les Amants du Pont Neuf
Mauvias Sang

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Stanwyck Before Hollywood: An Illustrated Talk presented by author Victoria Wilson
August 4

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Bernardo Bertolluci’s The Conformist
August 29 through September 4

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