Sure, P. T. Anderson’s big-deal There Will Be Blood follow-up opened this weekend, but the lines of Downtown cineastes and Scientology haters (the film is said to be inspired by the life of L. Ron Hubbard) are so daunting. We’re heading to MoMA to catch a screening of Francine, the new Melissa Leo film. (Remember her? She’s the spitfire with the self-designed Oscar ads and the Louie cameo, and now she plays an ex-con.) Meanwhile, Scarlett Johansson completists may go see The Prestige, now in repertory at Lincoln Center as part of a Christopher Nolan retrospective.
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street; Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, Lincoln Center; screening times and tickets available at moma.org and filmlinc.com.