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 FEBRUARY 27, 2015 THRU THURSDAY MARCH 5, 2015

TIMBUKTU [R]

Theater One 1:00 3:45 5:45 8:00 10:00
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.
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GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM [NR]

Theater Two 1:05 3:10 5:20 7:30 9:40
An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws, in this powerhouse courtroom drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz. In Israel, there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce; only Orthodox rabbis can legalize a union or its dissolution, which is only possible with the husband’s full consent. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Viviane Amsalem has been applying for a divorce for three years but her religiously devout husband Elisha (Simon Abkarian of CASINO ROYALE and PERSEPOLIS), continually refuses. His cold intransigence, Viviane’s determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the rabbinical judges shape a procedure where tragedy vies with absurdity and everything is brought out into the open for judgment.

Winner of the Israeli Film Academy Ophir Award for Best Picture and propelled by the craft of Ronit Elkabetz (LATE MARRIAGE, THE BAND’S VISIT), one of Israeli cinema’s most acclaimed actresses, GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM is an uncompromising, heart-rending portrait of a woman’s struggle to overcome an unmoving patriarchy and live a life of her own design.

Running time: 1:55
Language: In Hebrew, French, & Arabic with English subtitles
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THE WIDOWMAKER [NR]

Theater Three 1:15 3:15 5:15 7:15 9:30
The Widowmaker uncovers a conspiracy of silence around that most vulnerable of human organs – the heart. Every minute of every year an American drops dead of a heart attack, a huge number without any warning or prior symptom. For thirty years a hidden battle has been fought inside America’s medical establishment that has condemned them to death – a battle that is much about money, as it is about medicine - a battle that this film reveals for the first time.

Running time: 1:30
Language: English
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FOXCATCHER [R]

Theater Four 2:55 & 5:30
FOXCATCHER is a psychological drama directed by Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller (MONEYBALL) and starring Golden Globe winner Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller. The film was written by E. Max Frye and Academy Award nominee Dan Futterman. FOXCATCHER tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins "coaching" a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, FOXCATCHER is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy.

Running time: 2:10
Language: English
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OUT OF THE DARK [NR]

Theater Four 10:00pm
A couple (Stiles and Speedman) and their daughter move to Colombia to take over a family business, only to realize their new home is haunted by children whose death was caused by a horrible accident over twenty years ago.

Running Time: 1:33
Language: English


MY WAY [NR]

Theater Four 1:00 & 8:05
"MY Way"; A Collision of Anvil! The Story of Anvil meets Thelma and Louise

Meet smart savvy businesswoman Rebekah Starr. Frustrated by the roadblocks of the male-dominated corporate workplace that she has worked in for years, Rebekah has decided to ditch everything and take off for Hollywood to film a music video for her all-girl rock band. Accompanied by her wild-at-heart, tambourine-playing bandmate, Annika, she sets out on a real-world Thelma and Louise-style adventure from small town Pennsylvania to star-studded Los Angeles. The two women have a plan for survival that is a no holds-barred rebuttal to traditional buttoned-down business. They creatively promote their struggling band's rock music from town to town with spur-of-the-moment concerts, hustling of their band's CDs and download cards, and the befriending and inspiring of new fans all along the road to their dreams in California.

The decision to leave involves tough personal choices for Rebekah, who finds herself balancing the risk of losing her beloved husband and best friend, Mike, against an irrepressible passion for going after her music dreams. Along the way the adventuring women face hilarious setbacks, like being stranded in rural Oklahoma, and fight societal prejudices chastising their free-spirited behavior. Rebekah and Annika rely on their faith in friendship and belief in the impossible to overcome their doubts and carry them over hurdles that test their conviction in themselves and each other.

Running time: 1:33
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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