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Your Weekend Repertory Screenings: 'The Last Tycoon,' 'Macbeth' and More

From the original 'Oldboy' to unfinished Fitzgerald novels and Orson Welles, see what NYC theaters have to offer this weekend.

De Niro, Dern, and twice the Jack Nicholson. Oh, and did we mention Orson Welles' Macbeth is being shown in 35mm?  Don't worry, local NYC theaters have you covered all weekend long.

Friday, November 22nd 

Oldboy (2003)
12:00 a.m.
Landmark Sunshine

Gearing up for Spike Lee’s adaptation; Oldboy, originally a South Korean crime thriller directed by Park Chan-wook, is about a man whose life becomes a conspiracy after being imprisoned and tortured for almost two decades. Be sure to catch it before Lee’s version comes out next Wednesday.

The Last Tycoon (1976)

6:30 p.m.
Film Linc

Part of the series, Harold Pinter: Comedies of Menace and Quiet Desperation, The Last Tycoon is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon.  Monroe Stahr (De Niro) is a Hollywood film producer whose work in the sharply declining Studio Era is foiled completely when he falls in love with Kathleen Moore (Ingrid Boulting).  Pinter and director, Elia Kazan, stayed true to Fitzgerald’s work and honestly adapted the most important note of the incomplete novel – “Action is character.”  Starring Jack Nicholson, Tony Curtis, Jeanne Morneau and Robert Mitchum – this screening simply can’t be missed. 

Saturday, November 23rd 

The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 9:45 p.m.

Part of the continuing series, Hot Dern!, BAM Cinema gives us more Dern to indulge in this weekend with the release of Alexander Payne’s, Nebraska.  Dern exemplifies once again, how flexible an actor he is, playing vulnerable Jason who gets himself and his brother David (Jack Nicholson) involved in a corrupt, mob-run scam in Atlantic City. Dern and Nicholson give performances for the books in this Bob Rafelson film.

The Fighter (2010)
7:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image

Not too far out of mind, but worth seeing again on the big screen nonetheless.  In honor of the much-anticipated release of American Hustle, Museum of the Moving Image is hosting a series, Three by David O. Russell, which will run through mid-December.  Based on the true story of boxing brothers Mickey and Dickey Eklund; their journey through the unforgiving welterweight division, and their family’s struggle with the ruthless sport.  

Sunday, November 24th 

Sandra (1965)
1:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
Film Forum

Directed by Luchino Visconti and starring the breathtaking Claudia Cardinale, Sandra broke barriers at the time of release with its unconventional take on love, loss, and revenge.  Filmed in a creepy mansion in the 3,000 year-old city of Volterra, Sandra throws us for a loop when murder, adultery, and incest suddenly come into the picture.  Do yourself a favor – pick one of the four showtimes and get out to see this gem of Italian cinema.

Macbeth (1948)
9:00 p.m.
Anthology Film Archives

Yes, this is being shown this weekend and yes, it’s being shown in 35mm.  Part of the series, The Middle Ages on Film: Shakespeare, it’s classic Orson Welles – stunning, never-ending takes, bold cinematography, and… Wait, what do you mean it was only filmed in 23 days?!  See the masterpiece for yourself this Sunday.


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