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.
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
After Tiller Newlyweeds The Killing Northern Lights
I Was Born, But… A Taste of Honey Some Divine Wind Junk
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
Clue Drinking Buddies Short Term 12 Thanks for Sharing Haute Cuisine
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
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.