This Week in Film: July 19, 2013

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Escape From New York (IFC Center)

Watching John Carpenter's 1981 Escape From New York -- which plays for a week at the IFC Center beginning July 19, in a new, high-def digital format that preserves the movies original, gorgeous griminess -- even a come-lately can sort of get what it was like to live in '80s New York: urban blight, crime in the streets and on the subways, a crumbling economic infrastructure. Keep reading Stephanie Zacharek's story here: "Escape From New York Returns to New York. Don't Try to Resist."

More than twenty film stories are in this week's Village Voice, including a few interviews, essays and a slew of reviews for movies that open this Friday, July 19, 2013.

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Published on July 17, 2013

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