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
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


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


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

Film Linc

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


Old Cats
The Student

Museum of the Moving Image

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

Angelika Film Center

The Grandmaster
Blue Jasmine

See The Criterion Collection’s Photos of John Cassavetes at Work

John Cassavetes once said, "Film is, to me, just unimportant. But people are very important." And it’s evident in his work that it wasn’t cinematic trickery he was concerned with, rather, telling emotionally penetrating stories that expose the human condition and the pain inherent in love, relationships, and questions within the self. Coming from an acting background, Cassavetes was a true actor’s director, understanding the important of a nuanced performance that was as genuine as it was full of conviction. He always managed to evoke raw and genuine work from his actors—at whatever cost and by any means. A passionate man of extremes, he was never short of fervor and energy—whether or in front of or behind the camera. Cassavetes believed that, "We are people already, so all we have to do is be someone in a given situation." And today, The Criterion Collection has posted a slideshow of wonderful images showcasing Cassvetes at work from the set of Shadows to A Woman Under the Influence—and there isn’t a single one that isn’t wonderful. See a few favorites below and check out the rest HERE.