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CULTURE ARTICLE

Your Weekend Repertory Screenings: 'Mother's Day,' 'The Grifters' and More

From Kaufman to Frears and even Mizoguchi, NYC local theaters are sure to keep you entertained all weekend long.

This weekend, take your mother to the movies! Head out to your local NYC theater to see a slew of classics - many screening in glorious 35mm.

Friday, May 9th

Mother's Day (1980)
12:20 a.m. (same time Saturday)
Nitehawk

And you thought Norman Bates had mommy issues? Part of the month-long Ask Me About My Mother series, Charles Kaufman (not to be confused with Charlie) gives us an evil twist on the mother-son relationship. Screening in 35mm!

The Grifters (1990)
11:50 p.m. (same time Saturday)
IFC Center

Produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Stephen Frears, The Grifters pins hapless John Cusack between his mother (Anjelica Huston) and his girlfriend (Annette Bening) in this classic crime thriller. 

Saturday, May 10th

Beaches (1988)
11:30 a.m. (same time Sunday)
Nitehawk

Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey are BFFs in this tear-jerker. Bring your bestie and tissues because this not crying is not an option during this 35mm screening. 

Hometown (Fujiwara Yoshie no Furusato) (1930)
1:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image

Part of the Mizoguchi series, is the Japanese auteur's first sound film in 35mm. For all you cinephiles, this is one you certainly don't want to miss out on. 

Sunday, May 11th

Queen Margot (1994)
1:20 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 8:10 p.m.
Film Forum

Queen Margot has found true love and tries to escape an arranged marriage imposed by her family in a time of war and hate. See the uncut version at Film Forum this Sunday in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Chéreau masterpiece.

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