19 Films to See This Week: Kiarostami, Borowczyk, Kubrick + More

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From IFC Center and BAM  to Film Forum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, check out the 19 films to see this week around the city.

**MONDAY, APRIL 6**

NED RIFLE, Hal Hartley
IFC Center

The third and final film in the Henry Fool trilogy. Henry Fool and Fay Grim’s son Ned sets out to find and kill his father for destroying his mother’s life. But his aims are frustrated by the troublesome, sexy, and hilarious Susan, whose connection to Henry predates even his arrival in the lives of the Grim family. A funny, sad, and sexy adventure, Ned Rifle is an intellectually stimulating and compassionate satire.

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THE KILLING, Stanley Kubrick
BAM

Harris and Kubrick kicked off their three-film winning streak with this ultra-tense heist film, in which a band of two-bit crooks pull an elaborate racetrack robbery—only to see their perfectly laid plan unravel after the job. Unfolding in an intricate flashback structure, this coolly ironic noir features hardboiled dialogue by Jim Thompson and memorable character turns by professional oddballs like Elisha Cook Jr. and Timothy Carey.

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TELEFON, Don Siegel
BAM

In this pulse-pounding Cold War espionage thriller, produced by Harris, a Russian officer (Bronson) is dispatched to the US to thwart a rogue KGB operative (Pleasence) activating brainwashed sleeper agents to kill Americans. Action auteur Don Siegel injects plenty of snap, crackle, and pop into this twist-filled spy-versus-spy yarn.

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BEHIND CONVENT WALLS, Walerian Borowczyk
The Film Society of Lincoln Center

Inspired by a passage in Stendhal’s Promenades dans Rome, Borowczyk’s first Italian production concerns the antics of a convent full of sexually repressed nuns. Deceptively frivolous, Borowczyk’s film is nevertheless a serious exploration of the relationship between flesh and spirit. Likened to Boccaccio by Alberto Moravia, Behind Convent Walls features striking handheld cinematography by Luciano Tovoli and the final performance of Borowczyk’s wife, Ligia Branice. Note: contains explicit sexual content.

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STORY OF SIN, Walerian Borowczyk
The Film Society of Lincoln Center

Based on the novel by Stefan Żeromski, Story of Sin is Borowczyk’s singular Polish feature film. Grażyna Długołęcka plays Ewa Pobratyńska, the doomed heroine whose passion for a married anthropology student takes her on a perilous journey across early-20th-century Europe. Casting a critical eye on the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church, Story of Sin counts as Borowczyk’s most passionate film, a delirious melodrama that reaches an ecstatic pitch. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Note: contains explicit sexual content.

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INTOLERANCE, D.W. Griffith
Film Forum

(1916) Overwhelmingly spectacular follow-up to The Birth of a Nation, with Lillian Gish’s cradle-rocking tying together stories of Christ, the 16th century St. Bartholomew Day Massacre, the fall of Babylon, and a modern day story capped by the original car vs. train race to deliver the reprieve. This restoration features a lush orchestral score by Carl Davis. Approx. 167 min. DCP.

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**TUESDAY, APRIL 7**

LOVE RITES, Walerian Borowcyzk
The Film Society of Lincoln Center

Borowczyk’s final feature returns with a vengeance to a signature theme—emasculation. Vain clothing buyer Hugo (Mathieu Carrière) meets beautiful Myriam (Marina Pierro) on the Metro and pursues her, discovering to his delight that she’s a prostitute. The crafty Myriam, of course, has more in mind for their encounter than smug Hugo bargained for. Though perhaps less graphic than Borowczyk’s best-known works, Love Rites nevertheless turns the sexual tables with perverse exactitude. Note: contains explicit sexual content.

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LULU, Walerian Borowczyk
The Film Society of Lincoln Center

Based on the Lulu plays by Frank Wedekind (which formed the basis for G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box), Borowczyk presents a terse, stripped-back account of the eponymous antiheroine. Filmed in a series of stylized sets designed by the director himself, Lulu is as cool as an erotic fantasy played out inside a doll’s house. Anne Bennent puts her stamp on the role immortalized by Louise Brooks, and Udo Kier memorably turns up as Jack the Ripper. Note: contains explicit sexual content.

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THAT GUY DICK MILLER, Elijah Drenner
Anthology Film Archives

You know the face, and have heard the voice, but just can’t figure out where. The character actor’s character actor, Dick Miller is nothing short of a living legend to those who delight in his every bit role, in a career that to date encompasses more than 175 feature films and over 2,000 television appearances. The new documentary, THAT GUY DICK MILLER, performs the Nobel-Award-worthy public service of shining a spotlight on this national treasure, one of the most reliably inspired and omnipresent actors of the past 50-plus years.

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THE HOWLING, Joe Dante
Anthology Film Archives

“A popular Los Angeles TV reporter is given doctor’s orders to visit a remote consciousness-raising retreat called ‘The Colony’ after a traumatic incident with a serial killer. The bizarre behavior of the residents begins to make sense once the reporter discovers that she is staying amidst a community of werewolves! THE HOWLING is not only a great werewolf movie, but also a witty and knowing commentary on the genre itself. The film is as full of impressive werewolf transformation scenes as of social satire, which is no surprise given that the special effects were done by Rob Bottin (THE THING) and the screenplay was written by John Sayles.” –THE WEXNER CENTER

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**WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8**

RETURN TO HOMS, Talai Derki
BAM

BAMcinématek and LIU present the winner of the inaugural George Polk Documentary Film Award, an extraordinary, visceral film that dives into the Syrian resistance with a frenzied immediacy, intimately capturing two friend’s haunting battle cry for justice. As a siege takes hold in Homs, friends Basset and Osama gather a circle of brave but inexperienced insurgents, determined to protect the city’s captive civilians and help them get out of the warzone. In a standoff reminiscent of David and Goliath, a handful of stranded amateur fighters hold out against the snipers, tanks, and mortars of the Syrian Army while their city crumbles around them.

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THE BEAST, Walerian Borowczyk
The Film Society of Lincoln Center

Bestial dreams interrupt the venal plans of a French aristocrat attempting to save a crumbling mansion by marrying off his deformed son to a horny American heiress. Drawing on the legends surrounding the beast of Gévaudan, Prosper Mérimée’s novella Lokis and Freud’s Wolf Man, The Beast is an erotic black farce hell-bent on trampling every pretense of good taste. In The Beast, the only decorum and restraint is to be found in Scarlatti’s harpsichord music. Note: contains explicit sexual content.

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A BUCKET OF BLOOD, Roger Corman
Anthology Film Archives

In his most famous (and regrettably one of his very few) starring roles, Miller shines as Walter Paisley, an aspiring beatnik who stumbles on art-world success when he accidentally kills his landlady’s cat and, on a whim, covers it in clay. After passing the result off as a genuine sculpture he’s proclaimed an artistic genius. But soon he finds himself pursuing increasingly desperate and horrific means to produce new sculptures and maintain his artistic glory. A BUCKET OF BLOOD is an ingenious satire of counter-cultural pretension, and among the highpoints of Corman and Miller’s careers.

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IMITATION OF LIFE, Douglas Sirk
Film Forum

(1959) “I’m going up and up and up. And no one’s going to pull me down!” When single mother Lana Turner loses her daughter (eventually growing up to be Sandra Dee) at Coney Island, she winds up finding equally husband-less African American mother Juanita Moore and budding photographer John Gavin, gaining both a loyal domestic and Faithful Friend. But then the betrayals multiply, as Turner single-mindedly pursues Broadway super-stardom — while blind to Dee and Gavin getting overly-chummy — and Moore’s daughter Susan Kohner (“giving one of the most desperate performances in Sirk’s work” — David Thompson) breaks her mother’s heart by “passing for white.” Sirk’s remake of a Fannie Hurst tear-jerker (films in 1934 with Claudette Colbert) was one of its studio’s biggest hits ever and the director’s farewell to Hollywood, subconsciously symbolized by its grandiose final funeral, featuring gospel great Mahalia Jackson. With competing Best Supporting Actress nominations for Moore and the in-life Hispanic/Jewish Kohner. This new 4K restoration showcases the lush Technicolor cinematography of Russell Metty, who’d shot the supremely b&w Touch of Evil only a year before. Approx. 124 min. DCP.

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THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME, Ernest B. Schoedsack
MoMA

1932. USA. Directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack, Irving Pichel. Screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman, from the story by Richard Connell. With Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Leslie Banks. The first and most famous adaptation of Richard Connell’s 1924 short story casts a young, not-quite-formed McCrea as a famous big game hunter who finds himself washed ashore on a tropical island controlled by a mad Russian count (Leslie Banks) who enjoys a good hunt himself. Produced by Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper, and shot at the same time as their King Kong—with which the film shares cast members Fay Wray and Robert Armstrong, several sets, and a lively sense of primitive urges. 63 min.

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**THURSDAY, APRIL 9**

IMMORAL WOMEN, Walerian Borowczyk
The Film Society of Lincoln Center

A film in three parts that brings together tales of women in different historical epochs who use their sexuality to triumph over the men that oppress them. In the first, set in Renaissance Rome, a baker’s daughter (Borowczyk muse Marina Pierro) models for a Vatican artist and pits him against a grotesque moneylender. The second episode charts the revenge of a Belle Époque teenager (Gaëlle Legrand) when her parents decide that her relationship with her pet bunny is too close for comfort. Finally, in modern-day Paris, a woman (Pascale Christophe) is kidnapped, and her husband proves less loyal than her beloved Doberman. Borowczyk brazenly explores motifs of bestiality, bourgeois moralism, and wanton revenge. Note: contains explicit sexual content.

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SPACE IS THE PLACE + AFRONAUTS, John Coney
BAM

The movie version of Sun Ra’s concept album features the legendary avant-garde jazz musician and mystic in his only fictional film appearance. Rejecting a linear plot in favor of a mélange of interplanetary travel, sharp social commentary, goofy pseudo-Blaxploitation stylistics, and thrilling concert performance, this kaleidoscopic, hugely entertaining adventure is a wild ride.

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HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD, Joe Dante and Allan Arkush
Anthology Film Archives

The directorial debut of both Joe Dante (THE HOWLING, GREMLINS) and Allan Arkush (ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL), this deliriously entertaining pastiche of exploitation film tropes was the result of a bet between producer Jon Davison and Roger Corman that Davison could make the cheapest film yet created for Corman’s New World Pictures. Dante and Arkush pulled off this impressive feat by shooting on leftover short ends of raw stock and by freely incorporating footage from previous New World films, including NIGHT CALL NURSES, BIG BAD MAMA, and DEATH RACE 2000. Amongst its many references and homages to drive-in cinema classics, it includes a cameo by Dick Miller reprising his role as BUCKET OF BLOOD’s Walter Paisley!

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CERTIFIED COPY, Abbas Kiarostami
MoMA

2010. Iran. Directed by Abbas Kiarostami. With Juliette Binoche, William Shimell. Author James Miller travels through Italy promoting his book about the original versus the copy. At a meet-and-greet, James is taken with a beautiful French woman, and they agree to meet again and visit a romantic Tuscan city. As their relationship begins to blossom, hidden secrets begin to percolate. In French, English, Italian; English subtitles. 106 min.

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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
+ more

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
+ more

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
+ more

Black Audio Film Collective (February 24th through 27th)

Handsworth Songs
The Stuart Hall Project
+ more

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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
+ more

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NITEHAWK

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
+ more

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
+ more

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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
+ more

American Hustlers: Grifters, Swindlers, Scammers & Cheats (February 14th to May 4th)

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

From Scorsese to Carax, Here’s What You Should Be Seeing This Weekend in New York

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 Julianne Moore film or some of 2013’s best features, 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.

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IFC CENTER

Taxi Driver
Army of Darkness
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology
The Punk Singer
A Touch of Sin
Blue is the Warmest Color

FILM FORUM

Mauvais Sang
Cousin Jules
Faust
Poor Little Rich Girl

MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
Safe
The Big Lebowski
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Far From Heaven
Boogie Nights
The Kids Are All Right

NITEHAWK

Serpico
Blue is the Warmest Color

Oldboy
The Punk Singer
The Squid and the Whale

BAM

Fanny and Alexander
Gravity
12 Years a Slave
The Spirit of the Beehive
Blue is the Warmest Color
The Red Balloon + White Mane
The River

MoMA

Wadjda
Point of Order
Orly
Sleeping Sickness
The Robber
The Forest for the Trees
The State I Am In
Brothers and Sisters
Madonnas
Passing Summer
Gold
The City Below
Museum Hours

LANDMARK SUNSHINE

Philomena
Kill Your Darlings
The Armstrong Lie
In a World…
Home Alone

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ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES

Henry V
King Lear
Une Simple Histoire
Ran
Macbeth
Jerome Hill
Throne of Blood

FILM LINC

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
Babe
Closer to the Moon
Kill Your Darling
The End of Time
Child’s Pose
The Bucuresti Experiment
Here…I Mean There
Larks on a String
Love Building
The Sun in a Net

What Should I Be Seeing in New York This Weekend?

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.

From Aronofsky to McQueen, Here’s What You Should Be Seeing This Weekend in New York – Movies – BlackBook.

From Spike Jonze to Claire Denis, Here’s What You Should Be Seeing This Weekend in New York

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 Claire Denis, Roman Polanski, David Lynch, or the latest NYFF premieres from Jim Jarmusch, Spike Jonze, and the Coen Brothers, 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.  

IFC Center

The Last Picture Show
Bottle Rocket
Escape From Tomorrow
Design Is One: The Vignellis
Blue Caprice
Dracula 3D
I Used to Be Darker
Frances Ha
Alien (1979)
Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird
Mulholland Drive
Muscle Shoals
A Touch of Sin
Una Noche
Wicker Man: The Final Cut

Film Forum

Un Chambre En Ville
Let the Fire Burn
Russian Ark
Model Shop
The Pied Piper
Donkey Skin
Shall We Dance

MoMA

An Evening With Bruce Dern:
Smile Arabian Nights
I Am Suzanne!
Whistle Down the Wind
Requiem NN
Nightmare Alley
Kundun
Hangover Square
Goha
The Aviator
10 Rillngton Place
Hugo

Landmark Sunshine

A.C.O.D.
The Summit
We Are What We Are
In a World…
Short Term 12
Army of Darkness

Film Linc

Blue is the Warmest Color
Afternoon of a Faun: Le Clercq
NYFF Live: David V. Picker
Inside Llewyn Davis
Sam in the Snow
Weekend
Hail Mary
Her
Nebraska
On Cinema: James Gray
Only Lovers Left Alive
Protecting Arizona
The Senate Speaks
Bastards

Museum of the Moving Image

Beau Travail
His Girl Friday
Red River
Ball of Fire
Sergeant York
A Song is Born

BAM

Trouble Every Day
Enough Said
Gravity 3D

Nitehawk

House of the Devil
Vampire Lovers
Don Jon
Machete Kills
We Are What We Are
Devil and Daniel Johnston
Rosemary’s Baby

From Malle to Marker, Here’s What You Should Be Seeing in NYC This Weekend

With the TIFF coming to a close and NYFF gearing up, film lovers are anxiously awaiting some of the season’s best films to make their theatrical release. And although we’ve only just begun to dive into fall, there are plenty of reasons to put your own life on pause and disappear into the world of another from the comfort of your cinema seat.

This weekend theaters throughout the city will be premiering interesting and noteworthy features like Blue Caprice and Wadjda, but it’s their series of classics that really takes the forefront this time around. From Louis Malle’s melancholic and sensual dream The Lovers and David Fincher’s blood-filled smile of broken teeth Fight Club to Jean-Luc Godard’s iconic Contempt and Chris Marker’s science fiction wonder La Jetée—there’s surely something to please every film fancy.

  So to make your weekend choices easier, we’re rounded up the best of what’s playing in New York this weekend—peruse our list, grab yourself an extra large tub of popcorn, and enjoy.

IFC Center

Fight Club
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Blood Simple
Blue Caprice
Fire in the Blood
Frances Ha
Il Futuro
Hawking
Herb & Dorothy 50×50
Museum Hours
Our Nixon
Passion
Terms of Endearment Una Noche

Museum of the Moving Image


Singin in the Rain
I Was a Male War Bride
Twelve Monkeys,
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Only Angels Have Wings
Trent’s Last Case
A Girl in Every Port

MoMA

The Lovers
Yojimbo
The Young Stranger
Witness for the Prosecution
The Fabulous World of Jules Verne
The Cry
The Golden Coach
French Cancan

BAM

Dragonslayer
This Ain’t California
The World’s End
Blue Jasmine
The Grandmaster
Dogtown and Z Boys
The Motivation Bones Birgade: An Autobiography

FilmLinc

The Incredible Shrinking Man
In a World Informant
The Last Time I Saw Macao

Nitehawk

This is England
In a World..
Time Bandits
Foxy Brown
Passion
Terminator 2
Short Term 12
Drinking Buddies

Landmark Sunshine

Casablanca
Short Term 12
Drinking Buddies
The Spectacular Now
In a World…
Good ol’ Freda

Angelika Film Center

Wadja
Salinger
The Grandmaster
Blue Jasmine
Mother of George

 

 

Film Forum 

Contempt
Le Joli Mai
La Maison de la Radio

From Godard and Hawks to Ozu and Kazan, Here’s What You Should Be Seeing This Weekend in NYC

As summer ends and we begin the descent into our winter of discontent, what better way to pass the time than in darkened theater? And this weekend, cinemas around New York are screening a generous amount of fantastic films—from French New Wave classics to the best in ’90s American indies—so there is certainly something to satisfy your need to escape into another world for the evening. And although you may be sitting at your desk lamenting the fact that you’re not in Toronto soaking in fifteen films today, take comfort in knowing this weekend is replete with screenings just around the corner.

To make your life easier, we’ve rounded up the best of what’s playing throughout the New York, so peruse our list, grab your sweater and an extra large bag of M&Ms, and curl up in the theater for the next few days.

IFC Center

Reality Bites
Passion 
Our Nixon 
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints 
Best Kept Secret 
The Canyons 
Frances Ha 
Fire in the Blood 
Il Futuro 
The Holy Mountain
I Am Breathing 
Museum Hours  
The Trials of Muhammad Ali
Una Noche
Written on the Wind

Museum of the Moving Image

Rear Window
To Have and Have Not
Rio Bravo
Fig Leaves
The Cradle Snatchers
Fazil 
Senna

BAM

Gleaming the Cube
Blue Jasmine
Skateboard
The World’s End
The Grandmaster
Freewheelin’
Thrashin’
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

MoMA

Tokyo Story
Salvatore Giuliano
The Earrings of Madame de…
The Actress
On the Waterfront
East of Eden
To Catch a Thief
Mr. Arkadin/Confidential
Report

 

Nitehawk

The Grandmaster
Drinking Buddies
In a Word…
Passion Planet of the Apes
City Slickers

Landmark Sunshine

Short Term 12
Drinking Buddies
In a World
The Spectacular Now
The Room

Film Forum

Contempt
La Maison de la Radio
Russian Ark
The 3 Worlds of Gulliver

Film Linc

Interior. Leather Bar.
Blackfish
Concussion 
In a World…
In the Name of…
Passion
Short Term 12
Twenty Feet From Stardom
Geography Club
It Came From Outer Space
Love Me Not
Pit Stop
Newfest Shorts Program 1 & 2
The Last March
Free Fall
The Most Fun I’ve Had With My Pants On
You and the Night

Angelika Film Center

Salinger
The Grandmaster
Blue Jasmine
Closed Circuit

From Wong Kar-wai to John Waters, Here’s What You Should Be Seeing in New York City This Weekend

If Wong Kar-wai has taught us anything from his films, it’s that love is all a matter of timing. What we hold in the grandest of proportions can be unhinged from the smallest fraction of time, whether we’ve met the right person too late or allowed moments to slip through our fingers in an earlier life. But as tomorrow begins the start to another weekend, you’ll have two days of relaxation to reflect on the myriad ways time has put a expiration date on the many loves that pass in and out of our lives. 

Or, if you’re looking for a more productive and pleasurable way to spend your time, you can head down to the cinema and dive headfirst into Kar-wai’s world with two of his best films as well as his latest. But if you’re looking for something more, there’s plenty of classics invading our cinemas this weekend—from British psychodramas to sci-fi thrillers and chillers. And alongside, we’d got some of the best premieres of the summer that show just how amazing some of independent cinema’s new talent truly is. So whatever your film fancy, peruse our list, find yourself a king size bag of candy and curl up in a darkened theater tomorrow night. Enjoy.  

 

Film Forum

The Servant
The Patience Stone
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Fearless Vampire Killers
Blacula
Creature From the Black Lagoon
The Incredible Shrinking Man

IFC Center

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
The Canyons
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
El Topo
The Happy Sad
Prince Avalanche
A Perfect World
Una Noche
Devil’s Pass
Frances Ha

BAM

Blue Jasmine
Odds Against Tomorrow
Black Natchez
Fruitvale Station
The Spectacular Now
The World’s End
Nothing But a Man
Two Thousand Maniacs!
A Raisin in the Sun

Nitehawk

The Jerk
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Fruitvale Station
In a World…
Caddy Shack
New York Ripper
It

Film Linc

Pink Flamingos
Short Term 12
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Game Change
Therese
The 17th Parallel
Blackfish
La Commune
The Pirate
Attica 

MoMA

Shadows
Old Cats
The Student

Museum of the Moving Image

2046
In the Mood for Love
Midnight Cowboy
Coogan’s Bluff
The French Connection
Across 110th Street

Landmark Sunshine

Drinking Buddies
Cutie and the Boxer
In a World…
The Spectacular Now
Short Term 12
Footloose

Angelika Film Center

The Grandmaster
Therese
Lovelace
Austenland
Blue Jasmine

From David Fincher to David Gordon Green, Here’s What You Should Be Seeing This Weekend in NYC

In the words of Noel Coward, “If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.” And thankfully, tomorrow is indeed that day, and we can all take a brief respite from our work and our computers and open ourselves up to life. Whether you’re planning on spending one of your last summer weekends floating in a body of water somewhere peaceful, reclining on your rooftop with the wafting smell of meats grilling, or drowning your lonesome sorrows with a strong drink, there’s always one option that trumps the rest: heading down to the cinema and escaping into another world.

 And this weekend, not only are some wonderful new films premiering around the city, but a generous amount of classics and brilliant rare prints have also made their way into our theaters. From Robert Altman’s atmospheric dreamscape 3 Women and David Fincher’s nihilistic gut-puncher Fight Club to Alain Resnais’ stunning Hiroshima mon amour and Charlie Chaplin’s iconic The Great Dictator, there is certainly something to satisfy everyone’s film fancy. So to make your choice a little easier, I’ve rounded up the best of what’s playing in the city this weekend. Peruse our list, grab yourself some M&Ms and a bucket of popcorn to thrown them in, and enjoy.

 

 

IFC Center

The Canyons
Crystal Fairy
Dazed and Confused
Drug War 
Kid-Thing
Museum Hours
Prince Avalanche

 

BAM

Blue Jasmine
City Lights
Doin’ It in the Park
Modern Times
Fruitvale Station
The Great Dictator

 

Film Linc

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Blackfish
Lovelace
Cinema Verite
Our Children 
Scream and Scream Again
The Last of the Mohicans
Twnety Feet From Stardom
3 Women
The Boston Strangler
On the Town
Valley of the Dolls
Laura
The Grapes of Wrath

 

Nitehawk

I’m So Excited!
Only God Forgives
Fruitvale Station
Zombie
Dark Star
The Big Lebowski

 

Landmark Sunshine

Fight Club
The Act of Killing
Blackfish
Much Ado About Nothing
In a World…
I Give It a Year    

 

MoMA

Hiroshima mon amour
Night and Fog
National Security
Azooma Jajouka, Something Good Comes to You
White Night
Sleepless Night
Where the Wild Things Are
El Condor Pasa

Anthology Film Archives

La Marie du Port
The Clockmaker
Vampyr
Three Rooms in Manhattan

 

 

Museum of the Moving Image

As Tears Go By
The Grandmaster
You’re a Big Boy Now
Norman Mailer vs. Fun City
Cotton Comes to Harlem
Bye Bye Braverman Serpico

 

Film Forum

Computer Chess
Smash & Grab
Intolerance
Evil Dead II 
Close Encounters of the Third Kind