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 3:10 5:10 7:10 9:30
A woman struggling to forget the atrocities she’s experienced reunites with her husband. A single mother striving for assimilation in the suburbs takes in her activist sister. And the host of a popular anti-government radio show, finds his estranged father on his doorstep. Stories of love amidst the emotional fallout of political terror in New York’s Haitian community.

Running time: 1:33
Language: Creole, English, Haitian & French With English Subtitles

Q&A with Director Patricia Benoit and actors Carlo Mitton and Thierry Saintine following the 7:10 show on Friday, Nov 21.

Q&A with Director Patricia Benoit & actor and acclaimed writer Edwidge Danticat following the 7:10 show on Wednesday, Nov 26.
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Theater Two 1:05
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 Two 3:20 6:00 9:00
April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Running time: 2:15
Language: English
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Theater Three 1:00 3:30 5:35 7:40 10:00
Zürich in the mid 50‘s: The young shy teacher Ernst Ostertag becomes a member of the gay organisation DER KREIS. There he gets to know the transvestite star Röbi Rapp – and immediately falls head over heels in love with him.

Röbi and Ernst live through the high point and the eventual decline of the organization, which in the whole of Europe is seen as the pioneer of gay emancipation. Ernst finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment to homosexuality, for Röbi it is about his first serious love relationship. A relationship which will last a lifetime.

The film looks back from the present to the time when the „Mother“ of all European homosexual organizations had its high point to the time it slowly fell apart. While the repression against homosexuals became increasingly more intense in Zürich, two young and very different men fight for their love and – together with their friends – for the rights of gays.

SPECIAL TREAT: Q&A's with Director Stefan Haupt Friday after the 7:40 Showing and Saturday after the 1:00 PM Showing.

Running time: 1:42
Language: German With English Subtitles
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Theater Four 1:00 & 7:45
There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers who form the foundation of our fresh food industry are routinely abused and robbed of wages. In extreme cases they can be beaten, sexually harassed or even enslaved - all within the borders of the United States. Food Chains exposes the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of the supermarket industry. Supermarkets earn $4 trillion globally and have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. Yet supermarkets take no responsibility for this.

Running time: 1:22
Language: English


November 21st after the 7:45PM showing there will be a panel discussion with: Smriti Keshari (Producer, Food Chains), Ric Schlosser (Author, Fast Food Nation), Barry Estabrook (Author, Tomatoland), Gerardo Reyes Chavez (CIW Member & Film Subject).

November 22nd after the 1:00PM showing there will be a panel discussion with: Michael Pollan (Author, The Omnivore’s Dilemma), Gerardo Reyes Chavez (CIW Member & Film Subject), Diana Robinson (Food Chain Workers Alliance) and Sanjay Rawal (Director, Food Chains).

November 22nd after the 7:45PM showing there will be a panel discussion with: Dr. Marion Nestle (Author of Food Politics), Sanjay Rawal (Director, Food Chains), Smriti Keshari (Producer, Food Chains) and Gerardo Reyes Chavez (CIW Member & Film Subject).

November 23rd after the 1:00PM showing there will be a panel discussion with: Heriberto Gonzalez (Rural Migrant Ministry) accompanied by a translator.

November 23rd after the 7:45PM showing there will be a panel discussion with: Amy Goodman (Host of Democracy Now) and Gerardo Reyes Chavez (CIW Member & Film Subject).

November 24th after the 7:45PM showing there will be a discussion with Members from Jobs With Justice.
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Theater Four 3:15 5:30 9:55
Four stories about love and self-acceptance: An eleven year-old boy struggles to keep secret the attraction he feels towards his male cousin. Two former childhood friends reunite and start a relationship that gets complicated due to one of them's fear of getting caught. A gay long lasting relationship is in jeopardy when a third man comes along. An old family man is obsessed with a young male prostitute and tries to raise the money to afford the experience.

Running time: 1:50
Language: Spanish 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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