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NYC Weekend Watch: Ozu, Peter Nestler, ‘Monterey Pop,’ Bertrand Tavernier & More

22 June 2017 11:55 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.


The best of Ozu in one series.

Films by members of Magnum Photos will screen, as does Alan Clarke’s Rita, Sue and Bob Too.

Museum of the Moving Image

The Spielberg series screens three underseen, rediscovery-ready titles this weekend.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Largely unseen, the films of Peter Nestler, a key figure in post-war German cinema, are being given their due in a new series.

Nitehawk Cinema

Midnight brings the restored Monterey Pop, Street Trash, and The Holy Mountain.

The Blues Brothers (with pre-show performance) and The Lost World screen before noon.

Quad Cinema

The films made and loved by Bertrand Tavernier are screening.

Funeral Parade of Roses continues its run.

Museum of Modern Art

The Philippine series continues running, including two films by Lav Diaz.

IFC Center

Midnight brings To Live and Die in L.A., The Thing, The Italian Job, and Taxi Driver.

During the day, Stalker, No Country for Old Men, and Monterey Pop are offered. »

- Nick Newman

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Fulfill Your Naked Bike Riding Dreams + More London Events This Week 6/5-6/11

5 June 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Maybe you’ve had one of those weeks: The tube was late, the audition sucked, then it rained over and over again. Well, let London apologise for its rudeness by finally revealing its fun side with our rundown of what to do in the next week… Saddle up!This is one’s only for the brave! June 10 is World Naked Bike Ride Day when thousands of cyclists ride through central London totally utterly nude. What started as an anti-car protest has become a gloriously eccentric celebration of the human body in all its shapes and sizes. (Free)     Learn about the men behind the music.It’s hard to argue that the actor/director relationship is at the heart of any great work, and on June 17, director John Landis is at the British Film Institute to talk about working with Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi on his 1980 comedy classic, “The Blues Brothers. »

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Dan Aykroyd Pays Tribute To Carrie Fisher At Actress’ Emotional Joint Memorial With Debbie Reynolds

25 March 2017 8:37 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Carrie Fisher will always have a special place in Dan Aykroyd’s heart. The 64-year-old actor, who was once engaged to Fisher after proposing to her on the set of their 1980 film, “The Blues Brothers”, took the stage on Saturday to deliver an emotional tribute to the actress at the joint memorial for her and […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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The Blues Brothers Lego Ideas concept reaches 10,000 supporters

5 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jake and Elwood Blues could soon be coming to a Lego Store near you, as Kai Einfeldt’s The Blues Mobile Lego Ideas concept has become the first project to hit 10,000 supporters to qualify for the First 2017 Review Stage.

Kai’s set is based upon the Dodge Monaco patrol car from the 1980 classic The Blues Brothers, and also comes with two minifigures for John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd’s Jake and Elwood. Here’s some images of the set…

See Also: Follow all of our Lego coverage here »

- Gary Collinson

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Pretty Packaging: The Blues Brothers Gets A German Edition Worth Going To Jail For

18 January 2017 3:00 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

When I heard that a company in Germany was bringing out a special extended edition of John Landis' 1980 comedy The Blues Brothers, a few thoughts went through my mind. First of all, was it truly an extended version or did it put back scenes excised for the German market back in 1980? Hell, I could think of some... but apparently Germany got the same version in 1980 we all got, and the extended version is indeed a 15 minute longer cut edited by John Landis in 1999. The second question in my mind was: why is Germany the only country to bring out such a royally pimped edition? And the answer to that apparently has to do with the German tradition of dubbing all...

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