Quad Cinema

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


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).



Theater One 1:10 2:50 4:30 6:20 8:00 9:55
Matt Rutherford’s childhood was fraught with obstacles. He grew up in an obscure Christian cult, struggled with ADHD and learning disabilities, was in drug rehab at 13, lived on the streets, and in juvenile detention. While attending a special high school, Matt discovered that he actually liked to learn. After graduating, he read about Ernest Shackleton and other Arctic explorers, and became obsessed with sailing the famed Northwest Passage. He taught himself how to sail and crisscrossed the Atlantic, alone.

In June 2011, Matt departed on an incredible, death-defying voyage. On an old scrappy 27-foot sailboat he spent the next 309 days alone at sea. He braved the icebergs of the Arctic and the treacherous waters off Cape Horn to become the first solo sailor to circumnavigate the Americas. Before he left, professional sailors called him crazy and declared his 27,000-mile journey “a suicide mission”. But Rutherford proved them all wrong. He brought back remarkable footage and audio logs, raised $120,000 for charity and entered the record books.

How does a troubled youth become a sailing legend? Ask Matt Rutherford. His story is full of surprises and makes us all feel we can do more than we ever imagined.

Running time: 1:15
Language: English

SPECIAL TREAT: Director Amy Flannery, Principle Matt Rutherford, & Producer Tory Salvia will be present for Q&A’s following the 8:00 show on Fri. 10/24, Sat. 10/25 & Sun. 10/26.
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Theater Two 1:10 3:10 5:15 7:15 9:30
In this sexy, subversive dark comedy, best friends and housemates Annie and Louise, pushing 40, are about to step through the looking glass. ANNIE a small town vet is also a compulsive empathizer, and according to Louise and that’s why the casualty rate on her relationships has been so high. But LOUISE, the “class slut,” hasn’t done any better. After a demeaning encounter with Annie’s old boyfriend, RUSSELL - “probably the last straight, relatively sane, single man in our town” quips Louise - both friends drink tequila and swear a blood oath to give up men for a year. Later that night, as heavy snow begins to fall, a handsome smart ass named RICKY, on the run from the law (he stole a hot dog from a convenience store) breaks into their house trying to escape the storm. When the phones and power go out, Annie and Louise are forced to deal with their attractive and seductive hostage. Louise refuses to back down from the sexual power struggle she’s helped to instigate as she becomes more and more alarmed at the growing bond forming between Annie and Ricky. Friendships and freedom are tested In this modern day fairytale, as the situation spins wickedly out of control.

Frank Cipolla of the Wall St. Journal calls it, “really imaginative...original...the direction was superb.” New York Times best selling author, Caroline Leavitt ​says​, “Outrageous, smart...breathtakingly great.” And Janyce Denise Glasper, FemFilmRogue, “Magical touches of irresisti​ble sweetness...a twisted little gem.” “A brilliant first film...Brilliantly cast & scrupulously shot as only the eye of an authentic filmmaker sees." -Ed Sherin, Producer, Director, Film, TV & Stage.

SPECIAL TREAT: Director Michael Medeiros and Selected Cast will be present following the 7:15 Screenings for Q&A's.

Running Time: 1:29
Language: English
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Theater Two 11:00AM ONLY!!
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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Theater Three 1:00 3:10 5:20 7:30 9:55
Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is one of world's top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of modern war. But she's also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone. After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose the family she counts on being there when she returns from each assignment. Yet the conviction that her photos can make a difference keeps pulling at Rebecca's resolve, making it difficult for her to walk away entirely. With an offer to photograph a refugee camp in Kenya, a place allegedly so safe that daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny) is allowed to join her, Rebecca comes face to face with just how much she risks each time she steps back into the fray.

SPECIAL TREAT: Director Erik Poppe will be present for a Q&A following the 7:30 show on Friday 10/24.

Running time: 1:51
Language: English
More Info: Movie Web Site


Theater Four 1:00 4:00 6:30 9:15
In India, a group of boys dream of becoming Chess Grandmasters. But this is no ordinary chess and these are no ordinary players. Algorithms is a documentary that transports us into the little known world of Blind Chess.

Chess is an ancient and universal game with origins in India. Filmed over three years in different parts of India, Algorithms follows three boys and an adult champion who not only aspires to bring global recognition to India's blind chess players, but also wants to encourage all blind children to play chess.

The filmmakers travel with the players to competitive tournaments, including the World Junior Blind Chess Championship. They also film them in their home milieu where they reveal their struggles, anxieties and hopes. Moving through the algorithms of the blind chess world, the film is a tactile and mindful journey that challenges the notion of what it means to "see".

Running time: 1:40
Language: English, Hindi, Tamil, Odiya with English Subtitles

SPECIAL TREAT! Director IAN McDONALD & Special Guests will be present for Q&A's Friday and Saturday following the 6:30 shows and Sunday following the 4:00 show.
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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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