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.
 
 

FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015 THRU TUESDAY APRIL 21, 2015

ANTARCTIC EDGE: 70° SOUTH [NR]

Theater One 1:00 3:00 5:00 7:00 9:00
Antarctic Edge: 70° South is a thrilling journey to the bottom of the Earth alongside a team of dedicated scientists. In the wake of devastating climate events like Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, oceanographer Oscar Schofield teams up with a group of world-class researchers in a race to understand climate change in the fastest winter-warming place on earth: the West Antarctic Peninsula. For more than 20 years, these scientists have dedicated their lives to studying the Peninsula's rapid change as part of the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Project.

Filmed in the world's most perilous environment, Antarctic Edge brings to us the stunning landscapes and seascapes of Earth's southern polar region, revealing the harsh conditions and substantial challenges that scientists must endure for months at a time. While navigating through 60-foot waves and dangerous icebergs, the film follows them as they voyage south to the rugged, inhospitable Charcot Island, where they plan to study the fragile and rapidly declining Adelie Penguin. For Schofield and his crew, these birds are the greatest indicator of climate change and a harbinger of what is to come.

Running time: 1:12
Language: English

SPECIAL TREAT: DIRECTOR DENA SEIDEL & SPECIAL GUESTS WILL BE PRESENT FOR Q&A’S FRI: 7:00PM SHOW • SAT: 5:00 & 7:00PM SHOWS


LA SAPIENZA [NR]

Theater Two 1:10 3:15 5:20 7:30 9:40
Named for the famous seventeenth-century Roman church Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, which was designed by the legendary architect (and Bernini rival) Francesco Borromini, LA SAPIENZA echoes Rossellini's Viaggio in Italia in its tale of Alexandre Schmid (Fabrizio Rongione), a brilliant architect who, plagued by doubts and loss of inspiration, embarks on a quest of artistic and spiritual renewal guided by his study of Borromini. His wife Aliénor (Christelle Prot), similarly troubled by the crassness of contemporary society - as well as the couple's lack of communication and passion - decides to accompany him. In Stresa, a chance encounter with adolescent siblings Goffredo (who is about to commence his own architectural studies) and his fragile sister Lavinia upends the couple's plans. As Borromini's spirit and the vertiginous splendour of his structures spin a mysterious web among them, within the course of a few days the foursome experiences a series of life-altering revelations.

Running time: 1:40
Language: French & Italian With English Subtitles
More Info: Movie Web Site

THE CHALLAT OF TUNIS [NR]

Theater Three 5:40
A man on a motorcycle known as The Challat terrorizes the women of Tunisia by slashing their bottoms with a razor. Ten years after these ‘incidents’ a young determined film director decides to investigate the mystery of the Challat of Tunis.

Running Time: 1:30
Language: Arabic With Englsih Subtitles


DANNY COLLINS [R]

Theater Three 1:15 3:30 7:35 9:45
Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.

Running time: 1:46
Language: English
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REBELS OF THE NEON GOD [NR]

Theater Four Fri. 4/17 thru Tues. 4/21 1:00 5:30 7:40
The loosely structured plot involves Hsiao-kang, a despondent cram school student, who becomes obsessed with young petty thief Ah-tze, after Ah-tze smashes the rearview mirror of a taxi driven by Hsiao-kang’s father. Hsiao-kang stalks Ah-tze and his buddy Ah-ping as they hang out in the film’s iconic arcade (featuring a telling poster of James Dean on the wall) and other locales around Taipei, and ultimately takes his revenge.

Running time: 1:46
Language: Mandarin with English Subtitles
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TIMBUKTU [R]

Theater Four Friday 4/17 thru Tuesday 4/21 3:10 & 9:50
2015 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film! Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered “GPS,” his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants. Timbuktu is Mauritania's first entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

Running Time: 1:37
Language: French and Arabic with English subtitles.
More Info: Movie Web Site

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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