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 JANUARY 30, 2015 THRU THURSDAY FEBRUARY 5, 2015

THE DEVIL'S VIOLINIST [NR]

Theater One 1:00 3:25 6:05 8:30
Superstar violinist David Garrett makes his acting debut as the legendary and notorious Italian violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini whose talent was so great he was called “The Devil’s Violinist.” Paganini is at the height of his career and under the strong control of his manager Urbani (Jared Harris), who will risk anything and anyone to bring Paganini to England. Urbani’s plan, helped along by a British couple and a newspaper writer Ethel Langham (Joely Richardson) is brought to fruition as Paganini conquers the crowds of London and the hearts of women. When he falls in love with a young singer, Urbani must find a way to separate them and keep his hold on the larger than life superstar. This turbulent tale of love, lust, power, and the lure of fame is set against a glorious score by David Garret and composer Franck van der Heijden.

SPECIAL TREAT: Q&A and Performance with David Garrett On Sunday, Feb 1 following the 3:25pm show.

Running time: 2:02
Language: English
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HUMAN CAPITAL [NR]

Theater Two 1:05 3:15 5:25 7:35 9:45
HUMAN CAPITAL begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife (Valeria Golino). Meanwhile, Dino's teenage daughter's relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi's playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. Paolo Virzi's taut character study deconstructs the typical linear narrative, observing transformative events from each character's perspective. The result is a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation.

Running Time: 1:50
Language: Italian with English Subtitles.
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MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER [NR]

Theater Three 3:10 4:50
"Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter" reveals the little known story of Martha Hill, a visionary who fought against great odds to make contemporary and modern dance a legitimate art form in America. In a career spanning most of the 20th century, Hill became a behind the scenes leader of the field and the founding director of The Juilliard Dance Division. Stylistically weaving together over 90 years of archival footage, the film is a celebration of dance and an examination of the passion required to keep it alive.

SPECIAL TREAT: Q+As with filmmakers Greg Vander Veer and Vernon Scott following the Friday & Saturday 7pm shows, and the Saturday and Sunday 4:30 shows.

Running Time: 1:20
Language: English
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THE HUMBLING [R]

Theater Three 1:00 6:40 9:00
The Humbling tells the story of aging, suicidal stage actor Simon Axler (Al Pacino) and his struggles to find passion for life again. Near his breaking point, he finds motivation in the form of a young and lustful lesbian, Pegeen Stapleford (Greta Gerwig), who has had a crush on Simon since childhood. As their relationship heats up, Simon has a hard time keeping up with the youthful and exuberant Pegeen. He feels more alive than ever before but with many disapproving people protesting their relationship, Simon must decide where his true passion lies. The Humbling is directed by Barry Levinson and also stars Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin, Dianne Wiest, Dan Hedaya and Nina Arianda.

Running Time: 1:42
Language: English
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WINTER SLEEP [NR]

Theater Four 3:15
Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities...

Running Time: 3:16
Language: Turkish with English subtitles.

“Mesmerizing.”
- The Washington Post

“An experience to remember.”
- Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“...intricate, monumental and mysterious. This is masterfully staged and performed.”
-Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader

“Ravishingly Beautiful.”
-Variety

“Stunning.”
-The Guardian
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LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM [NR]

Theater Four 1:10 7:00 9:15
During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempted to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confronted a moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens or risk being charged with treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they could. With time running out and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes emerged as Americans and South Vietnamese took matters into their own hands.

Running Time: 1:36
Language: English and Vietnamese with English subtitles.
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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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