From Hawks to Ozu, 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 classic Ozu or Clue or some of the most stunning new releases, 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

Fight Club
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Blue Caprice
Fire in the Blood
Frances Ha
Hawking
Herb & Dorothy 50×50
Museum Hours
Our Nixon
Hud
Passion
Rolling Thunder
Jurrassic Park
Una Noche

Museum of the Moving Image

The Big Sleep
Scarface
Scarface (1932)
Twentieth Century
Thing From Another World
The Criminal Code

Film Forum

After Tiller
Newlyweeds
The Killing
Northern Light
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MoMA

I Was Born, But…
A Taste of Honey
Some Divine Wind
Junk

Nitehawk

Thanks for Sharing
Salinger
Twelve Monkeys
La Jetee and Slow Action
In a World…
Dead Zone

Cinema Village East

C.O.G.
Prisoners
Zaytoun
The Grandmaster
Populaire

Landmark Sunshine

Clue
Drinking Buddies
Short Term 12
Thanks for Sharing
Haute Cuisine

Film Linc

Beau Travail
Night and Day
C.O.G.
After Tiller
Hesus the Revolutionary
The Space Children
Usless
Pulse
Miller’s Crossing
Games of Love and Chance

From Tony Scott to Yasujiro Ozu, Here’s What You Should Be Seeing This Weekend in New York City

Oh, "the rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaieties, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it." Yes, and as tomorrow marks another first Friday of summer, we’re reminded that although the weather may be shaping up and boy does the beach sure look tempting, there’s still plenty of good reason to hide in the cozy comfort of a darkened theater. And this weekend, cinemas all around the city are showing everything from rare prints to classics, sure  to please everyone’s cinematic palette. Whether you and your film-focused lover intend on spending the weekend at Film Forum for an Ozu fest for two or your heart’s set on running down to Landmark Sunshine at midnight to celebrate True Romance, there’s a huge and exciting range of films to choose from over the next few days. So I’ve rounded up the best of what’s playing in New York for you to peruse before kicking off your weekend of play. Enjoy.

 

IFC Center

Frances Ha
El Topo 
Alien 
Dirty Wars 
As Cool as I Am 
Jabberwocky 
Something in the Air 
The Twelve Chairs 
The Wall 
Upstream Color

 

 

Nitehawk Cinema 

Velvet Goldmine 
The East 
Stories We Tell 
Spaceballs 
The Iceman 
2001: A Space Odyssey 

 

 

Museum of the Moving Image

David Byrne in True Stories 
Talking Heads in Stop Making Sense 
Bjork in Dancer in the Dark 
Panel Discussion: Blacks and Latinos in Asian Martial Arts 

 

 

Film Linc 

Much Ado About Nothing 
Dormant Beauty 
The Thing
It Was the Son 
Nina 
The Face of Another 
Pretty Butterflies 
The First Man 

 

 

MoMA

Greenberg 
The 400 Blows 
Somewhere 
Man to Man 
Whatever Works 
The Yards 
Milk 

 

 

Film Forum 

Late Spring
Hannah Arendt
Floating Weeds
Bye Bye Birdie
Days of Youth
I Was Born, But…

 

 

Landmark Sunshine 

True Romance 
The East 
The Kings of Summer 
Shadow Dancer 
Fill the Void 
Much Ado About Nothing 

 

 

BAM 

Nostalghia
The Russian Winter
Frances Ha
The Great Gatsby
Before Midnight 
In the Fog