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Film festivals, screenings in NYC to catch this fall

Fall is all about the films.

Take a break from the new releases and relax with the classics at these film festivals, screenings and other events in the city taking place this fall.

The Associates and Aldrich

Robert Aldrich, the terrific and underrated filmmaker behind
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Robert Aldrich, the terrific and underrated filmmaker behind everything from "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" to "The Dirty Dozen" (pictured) and "Apache," gets an extensive tribute. (Sept. 15-Oct. 6, $15, Metrograph, 7 Ludlow St., 212-660-0312, metrograph.com)

Philip Seymour Hoffman retrospective

The career of one of the greatest actors
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The career of one of the greatest actors in cinematic history gets its due at this extensive series, with highlights including "Boogie Nights," "Capote," for which Hoffman won his Oscar, and "Almost Famous." (Sept. 16-Oct. 2, $7-$12; Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., 718-777-6888, movingimage.us)

The Marx Brothers & the Golden Age of Vaudeville

Five Marx classics are screened in restored form:
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Five Marx classics are screened in restored form: "Duck Soup," "Animal Crackers," "Horse Feathers," "Monkey Business" and "The Cocoanuts" (pictured). (Sept. 23-29, $14, Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St., 212-727-8110, filmforum.org)

Art House Theater Day

Two of Manhattan's independent theaters are participating in
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Two of Manhattan's independent theaters are participating in a nationwide event that celebrates original filmmaking. Select films, including restorations of Terry Gilliam's "Time Bandits" (pictured) and Don Coscarelli's "Phantasm: Remastered," will screen for one day only. Film Forum will screen Antonio Campos' "Christine." (Sept. 24, prices vary, IFC Center, 363 Avenue of the Americas, and Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St., arthousetheaterday.org)

New York Film Festival

The showcase event on the city's annual film
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The showcase event on the city's annual film calendar returns with a characteristically superb roster headlined by the Ava DuVernay documentary "The 13th," Ang Lee's "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" and other critically-acclaimed movies culled from the festival circuit including "Moonlight" (pictured), "Personal Shopper," starring Kristen Stewart, Oscar contender "Manchester by the Sea," with Casey Affleck, and many more. (Sept. 30-Oct. 16, prices vary, Film Society of Lincoln Center, West 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, filmlinc.org)

Breaking Bard: Shakespeare on Film

This event spotlights the vast and diverse array
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This event spotlights the vast and diverse array of big-screen Shakespearean adaptations, including the best of Laurence Olivier (pictured), Julie Taymor and more. (Oct. 12-24, prices vary, MoMA, 11 W. 53rd St., 212-708-9400, moma.org)

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