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The best movie screenings in NYC this week

Each week, our seasoned film critics bring you the very best of New York City's alternative movie screenings and events

By Joshua Rothkopf and Time Out contributors |
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Every week, we round up the best movie events happening outside New York’s multiplexes, from major international film festivals (such as Sundance, the Toronto International Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival) and revivals at Film Forum and BAM to one-off movie screenings and in-person Q&As with stars, filmmakers and experts. New York also has a thriving film scene in galleries and pop-up venues, and in the summer months, you’ll find a wealth of outdoor screenings in NYC parks and gardens across the city.

Movie screenings and events in NYC

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Romantic movie: Bonnie and Clyde
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Movies, Thriller

Bonnie and Clyde

Arthur Penn’s game-changing action film was made in the same spirit as the revisionist Westerns of the ’60s—morally all over the place and unafraid of blood and bullets. With the Vietnam War and Nixon on the rise, it felt like an onscreen revolution. Add in the swoony pair of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, and you’ve got TNT.

Alamo Drafthouse, Downtown Brooklyn (drafthouse.com). Sun 17 noon; $12.

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Die Hard
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Movies, Action and adventure

Die Hard

As bad Christmas Eves go, few are worse than the one had by NYC cop John McClane (Bruce Willis), whose reconciliation with his estranged wife in an L.A. skyscraper is interrupted by machine-gun–toting terrorists. Filled with killer set pieces and a memorable villain (Alan Rickman, gone too soon), this crowd-pleasing action film is the hard-R gift that keeps on giving.

Nitehawk Cinema, Prospect Park (nitehawkcinema.com). Tue 19 at 7:30pm; $15.

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