Quad Cinema

34 West 13th Street, New York, New York 10011 p: 212-255-2243 f: 212-255-2247 quadcinema@aol.com

WELCOME TO THE QUAD CINEMA

The QUAD is a venerable theater owned and beautifully maintained since 1972. It is renowned nationally as a venue that shows the best in independent feature, documentary, and foreign films. Although most of the films come from distributors like Sony Pictures Classics, Lionsgate, and the Weinstein Company, the QUAD books many films through its wholly-owned distribution outlets, QUADFlix SELECT (http://www.quadflixselect.com) and QUAD CINEMA 4 WALL SELECT (http://www.quadcinema4wall.com).
 
 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 THRU THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014

MY OLD LADY [PG-13]

Theater One 1:00 3:10 5:20 7:30 9:40
A down-and-out New Yorker inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find a refined old lady living there with her protective daughter. The movie features an all-star cast with Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, and Kristin Scott Thomas. My Old Lady is the directorial debut of renowned playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz, father of producer Rachael Horovitz.

Running time: 1:44
Language: English
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DEFAULT [NR]

Theater Two 1:10 & 7:20
A claustrophobic thriller starring David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of The Apes) that focuses on the hijacking of an American news crew's plane on an African runway. What at first seems to be a simple ransom demand slowly becomes something much more. The hijackers, led by a mysterious Somali pirate known only as Atlas, want to tape an interview with the crew's legendary newsman, Frank Saltzman. For the sake of his comrades Saltzman agrees, but quickly finds himself engaged in a deadly battle of wits with his powerfully intelligent captor. The more Saltzman tries to uncover the hijacker's true intentions, the more he finds himself revealing his own inner heart of darkness. And as the outside world's attempts to engage the hijackers are thwarted at every turn, the hostages realize they have only themselves to rely on if they are to survive.

Running time: 1:30
Language: English
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IT'S COMPLICATED [NR]

Theater Two 3:15 5:20 9:30
Ben, aged 30, is about to marry Juliette. But his quiet little life will be turned on its head when he runs into the person whom he secretly wanted to see more than anyone: Vanessa, the high-school sex bomb who never gave him a second glance. She’s back in Paris now, and he’s the only person she knows...

Running time: 1:40
Language: French With English Subtitles
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A REQUIEM FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES [NR]

Theater Three 2:00 4:00 6:00 8:30 10:10
Scored to Gabriel Fauré's well-known Requiem in D-Minor and shot in stark black and white with a crew of refugees who felt the urgency to convey their situation to the world, A REQUIEM FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES is a wrenching portrait of survival, resilience and empowerment in the camps of Northern Iraq. An intimate perspective on the daily lives and emotions of their fellow refugees, REQUIEM is also a poignant reminder of the civilian toll and trauma of 21st Century wars and an alarm sounded against indifference to the suffering and courage of millions, a non-partisan call for humanity and compassion.

Running time: 1:11
Language: Kurdish with English Subtitles

SPECIAL TREAT: Director Richard Wolf will be present for a Q&A everyday following the 6PM show.
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PRIVATE VIOLENCE [NR]

Theater Four 1:10 2:45 4:25 6:00 7:40 9:35
Private Violence is a feature-length documentary film and audience engagement campaign that explores a simple, but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the US, at least four women are murdered by abusive (and often, ex) partners. The knee-jerk response is to ask: “why doesn’t she just leave?” Private Violence shatters the brutality of this logic. Through the eyes of two survivors – Deanna Walters, a mother who seeks justice for the crimes committed against her at the hands of her estranged husband, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate who seeks justice for all women – we bear witness to the complicated and complex realities of intimate partner violence. Their experiences challenge entrenched and misleading assumptions, providing a lens into a world that is largely invisible; a world we have locked behind closed doors with our silence, our laws, and our lack of understanding. Kit’s work immerses us in the lives of several other women as they attempt to leave their abusers, setting them on a collision course with institutions that continuously and systematically fail them, often blaming victims for the violence they hope to flee. The same society that encourages women to seek true love shows them no mercy when that love turns dangerous. As Deanna transforms from victim to survivor, Private Violence begins to shape powerful, new questions that hold the potential to change our society: “Why does he abuse?” “Why do we turn away?” “How do we begin to build a future without domestic violence?"

Running time: 1:11
Language: English
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Accessibility: Theater One and Theater Two are both wheelchair accessible. Films now playing in Theater Three and Theater Four may be rotated to Theaters One and Two upon request and if feasible.

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ALL ABOUT QUADflix

A NEW PROGRAM FROM THE QUAD CINEMA

QUADflix is the "ultimate Indie Store," making available to a discerning group of film fans DVDs of the best Feature, Documentary and Foreign films not readily available from other sources, and offered well below the suggested retail prices.

Focusing on quality and not quantity, all films have been screened and carefully selected to insure that they reflect our highest cinematic standards. Best of all, QUADflix offers you the opportunity to start your own personal film library of some of the most extraordinary films ever produced.

Click here for more information and a complete listing of available films.