No movie depicts gritty, late ’70s NYC better than The Warriors. Celebrate its 35th anniversary this Saturday at Warriorfest — presented by Rocks Off and hosted by New York City punk rocker John Joseph of the Cro-Mags. Show up to (le) poisson rouge dressed as your favorite gang and get ready for a wild party. DJ $mall Change will be spinning vinyl, and a new remastered, extended version of The Warriors soundtrack will blast over the speakers, too. There’ll be a meet and greet, and Q&A with Cochise of the Warriors, Apache Ramos of the Orphans and members of other gangs. No matter which one your allied to, do yourself a favor: come out and play-yay! It’s $8 in advance, $10 at the door.
From satanic samurais to ghost bustin’, here’s what else we’re Reel Psyched about this week.
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains with Jake Fogelnest and Natasha Lyonne in conversation
The Fabulous Stains are an all-girl teenage punk band fronted by Corinne “Third Degree” Burns (Diane Lane), who make up for their lack of talent with lots of attitude and questionable hairstyles. Before long, they have a look-alike army of fans – but they’re about to learn a hard lesson about the music business, the media and the backlash of an audience that’s been duped. Also starring ex-Sex Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook, and The Clash’s Paul Simonon.
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg; 9:30 p.m.
The Monuments Men
Based on the true story of the Monuments Men, who were sent into Nazi Germany by FDR to save artistic masterpieces from being destroyed by the Nazis as the Reich was falling. This group of men and women wasn’t soldiers, but museum directors, curators and art historians sent behind enemy lines to find and retrieve pieces. The cast stars Bill Murray, Matt Damon, John Goodman, George Clooney and Cate Blanchett.
Williamsburg Cinemas, 217 Grand St., Williamsburg; $11
The Pretty One
In a plot that seems plucked straight from the short-lived Sarah Michelle Gellar series Ringer, a sister begins living her life as her twin sister and is torn between revealing who she really is and continuing with her happy life as her twin.
Village East Cinema, 189 2nd Ave., East Village; $14
When Itto Ogami’s wife is murdered and he’s ordered to death by the paranoid shogun he once worked for, he and his 4-year-old son go on the run and become assassins for hire.
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg; Midnight; $11
After the Dark
At an international school in Jakarta, 20 students are tasked with narrowing down their number to 10 to determine who, in the face of a nuclear apocalypse, would be sent into an underground shelter to reboot the human race. The decision turns deadly as students begin turning against one another and the fight for survival gets violent.
indieScreen, 289 Kent Ave, Williamsburg; 6p.m. and 8 p.m., $12
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku (Battle Royale) and starring Sonny Chiba (The Streetfighter) it’s a supernatural samurai flick that pits a general who sold his soul to the devil to raise the dead, against a swordsman who seeks out a sword to slay the undead and demons. Sounds like the perfect match-up.
Spectacle Theater, 124 S Fourth St, Williamsburg; midnight; $5
John Cusack in his prime as Lloyd Dobler, the kickboxing, boomboxing romantic who may be an underachiever in most things, but when it comes to love he’s a real go-getter. Sing along now, “In your eyes…”
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg; noon; $11