Let us make your life easier—at least as far as your weekend movie schedule goes. From Clueless to Night of the Living Dead, here are the best screnings that the NYC repretory cinema circuit has to offer.
Friday, November 8th
The Red Desert (1964)
Part of the exhibition, To Save and Project: The 11th MoMA International Festival of FIlm Preservation, The Red Desert, far beyond it's years when it premiered in 1964. Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and what David Pirie of Time Out, calls "an aesthetic feast" that is "impossible to synopsize."
Count Dracula's Great Love (1972)
Anthology Film Archives
Part of Anthology's ongoing series, The Golden Age of Spanish Horror Cinema, Javier Aguirre's vision of the tale of Dracula directly inspired Francis Ford Coppola's version in 1992. Shown in 35mm, this is a screening not to be missed.
Saturday, November 9th
Landmark Sunshine Cinema
It's Clueless. As if we'd miss this midnight screening.
Mean Girls (2004)
Throwback to 2004 when Rachel McAdams wasn't typecasted as the beautiful, yet attainable girl-next-door in just about every rom-com and Lindsay Lohan was not only talented and engaging, but actually quite funny. Directed by Mark Waters and written by the one and only, Tina Fey - indulge in your Mean Girls guilty pleasure and head over to Nitehawk this Saturday afternoon.
Sunday, November 10th
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
12:20 a.m. and 10:15 p.m.
Who says Halloween has to end on October 31st? Especially when George A. Romero's masterpiece is being screened downtown. It's the zombie epic that changed horror cinema forever and inspired countless directors and films to come.
Sidewalk Stories (1989)
Sidewalk Stories was an independent box office hit around the world, but was considered "lost" as the transition from film to home video proved to be messy. Made as a homage to Chaplin's The Kid (1921), Charles Lane's Sidewalk Stories is a black and white silent narrative, without the assistance of intertitles. Restored for the first time this year, the film also screened at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.