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

Now that we’ve begun our descent into the bottomless frozen hell of late winter, it’s a comfort to know that there’s always a warm cinema somewhere in close proximity. And amidst a slew of Hollywood features debuting in the past month, and those Oscar contenders still hanging around theaters, it’s a delight to slip away 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 collection. From IFC Center and Lincoln Center to BAM and Anthology Film Archives, it’s the perfect month to enjoy their various retrospectives, screenings, and events—and even some dark Valentine’s Day treats.

So whatever your film fancy—from the dark glamour of Hollywood musicals to lovesick thrill—peruse our list and start planning out your viewing schedule now. Enjoy.

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THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

Film Comment Selects (February 17 through 27th)

Our Sunhi
We Are the Best!
Top of the Lake
Me and You
Betrayal
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Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema (February 5th through 16th)

Blind Chance
The Hourglass Sanatorium
The Last Day of Summer
A Short Film About Killing
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Nancy Buirski’s AFTERNOON OF A FAUN: TANAQUIL LE CIERCQ
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FILM FORUM

Jean-Luc Godard’s ALPHAVILLE (February 7th through 13th)
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Alain Resnais’S JE T’AIME JE T’AIME (February 14th through 20th)
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BAM

Vengeance is Hers (February 7th through 18th)

Ms. 45
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
The Lady Eve
The Match Factory Girl
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River of Fundament (February 12th through 16th)
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Kino Polska: New Polish Cinema (February 19th through 23rd)

Floating Skyscrappers
The Closed Circuit
Loving
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Black Audio Film Collective (February 24th through 27th)

Handsworth Songs
The Stuart Hall Project
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ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES

Millennium Film Journal at 35! (February 7th through 9th)
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Valentines Day Massacre (February 14th through 17th)

We Won’t Grow Old Together
Modern Romance
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Beyond Cassavetes: The Lonely Sex (Wednesday, February 19th)
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Russ Meyer & Roger Ebert (February 21st through 23rd)

Beyond the Valley of Ultra-Vixens
Up!
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
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Motion(less) Pictures (February 20th through 4th)

La Jetee & Chaffed Elbows
Letter  to Jane
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Music Driven: Ladies and Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains  (February 6th)
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February Brunch: Lovers and Fighters (February 8th to February 23rd)

Say Anything
The Karate Kid
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MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE

See It Big! Musicals (Until February 28th)

Cabaret
An American in Paris
The Pajama Game
New York, New York
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Peter O’ Toole Tribute (February 9th)
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The Soundtrack Series (February 8th)

Saturday Night Fever
Pulp Fiction
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Mad as Hell: The Making of Network (February 23rd)
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MoMA

Roadshow: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s (Until February 7th)

Cabaret
Camelot
Gigi
Finian’s Rainbow
Funny Girl
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Critical Reverie: The Films of Isaac Julien

Derek
Young Soul Rebels
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Roman Polanski’s REPULSION
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Documentary Fortnight 2014: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media

The Mother and the Sea
A Dream of Iron
Pine Ridge
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Vienna Unveiled: A City in Cinema (February 27–April 20, 2014)

An Evening with VALIE EXPORT
La Ronde
Eyes Wide Shut
The Marriage Circle
Bad Timing
The Third Man
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IFC CENTER

Stranger Than Fiction (Until March 18th)

Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart
Monterey Pop
Brother’s Hypnotic
A Great Day in Harlem
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American Hustlers: Grifters, Swindlers, Scammers & Cheats (February 14th to May 4th)

Double Indemnity
Paper Moon
Trouble in Paradise
The Lady Eve
The Grifters
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