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True romance: Valentine's Day at the movies

On Wednesday (Valentine’s Day), the Anthology Film Archives once again presents their slate of “radically anti-romantic films.”

Here’s more about Valentine’s Day Massacre 2018 via the Anthology’s website:

The series is anchored by two films that are virtually identical in many ways, save for their wildly different tones: Maurice Pialat’s grueling, autobiographical study of a dysfunctional off-and-on relationship, WE WON’T GROW OLD TOGETHER, and Albert Brooks’s hilarious yet no less painful MODERN ROMANCE. This Jekyll and Hyde pairing is supplemented by Andrzej Zulawski’s POSSESSION, a batshit crazy depiction of an imploding marriage that’s perhaps the ultimate dysfunctional relationship film, and two masterpieces by the great Elaine May: A NEW LEAF, a jet-black comedy that’s outrageously cynical yet in its way genuinely heartwarming, and THE HEARTBREAK KID, which in the spirit of Valentine’s Day Massacre is at once a hilariously funny and bitterly corrosive depiction of male/female relations.

The series plays through Sunday. Find the more about each film here. The theater is on Second Street at Second Avenue.

Also on Wednesday … the Village East on Second Avenue at 12th Street is showing “From Here to Eternity” at 7 p.m. … the Metrograph on Ludlow Street has an array of films including Maurice Chevalier’s 1932 musical “Love Me Tonight” and the 1998 trashy guilty pleasure “Wild Things” with Denise Richards, Neve Campbell and Matt Dillon. Find the full slate here. And on 13th Street, the Quad is premiering François Ozon’s “Double Lover” on Wednesday… described as “a kaleidoscope of kinky eroticism and cinematic double takes that raises the stakes of the classic erotic thriller.”



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