Sundays may be a “wan, stuff shadow of a robust Saturday” or a day of “forced leisure for folks who have no aptitude for leisure,” according to Tom Robbins, but a weekend is still a weekend. The pleasure of a Friday night, the knowing the burdens of work week have a brief respite carry themselves into the following two days of leisure, and what better way to indulge in that leisure than heading to the cinema.
And this weekend, there are more than enough wonderful films showing around New York for you to disappear into. Whether it’s your favorite Bruce Weber documentary or some of 2013’s most wonderful films, there’s surely something to satisfy every cinematic appetite. I’ve founded up the best of what’s playing around the city, so peruse our list, and enjoy.
Next week, Manhattan’s wonderful Film Forum will host a retrospective of photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber’s stunning collection of work. From his feature films and shorts to commercials and music videos, you’ll be able to enjoy a look back on some of the iconic artist’s most renowned and beloved work. And this year, one of his most powerful and beguiling features Let’s Get Lost celebrates its 25th anniversary.
So to mark the occasion, next Friday you’ll be able to see the film in all its glory, with a beautiful new black and white 35mm print of the documentary, that explores the complex life of jazz legend Chet Baker. As one of the most iconic and talented musicians to ever play, Baker’s sound is as distinct and resounding as it is emotional and full of melancholy. But before the film screens next week—alongside Broken Noses, Chop Suey, and A Letter to True—let’s take this chilly evening to sink into the cool, smooth sounds of Baker’s tunes. From his live albums to his most heartbreaking hits, dim the lights and get lost for the night.