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K2: SIREN OF THE HIMALAYAS

Opens Friday August 22nd
This breathtaking film follows an historic attempt to summit the world's most challenging peak on the 100-year anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi's landmark K2 expedition in 1909. World-class alpinists Fabrizio Zangrilli and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner team up with veteran climbers Jake Meyer and Chris Szymiec in a dangerous foray of high altitude mountaineering.

The documentary also examines the history and geography of the Karakoram mountains while contemplating the risks, rewards and personal nature of exploration in an age when there are few blank spots left on the map. The second highest peak on Earth at 8,611 meters, K2 is also one of the most dangerous mountains to climb: for every four people who have reached the summit of K2, one person has died trying. As Emilie Cortes wrote in Sierra Journal, "this is a REAL movie about REAL climbing. the most accurate and down-to-earth depiction of big mountain climbing out there."

Running time: 1:15
Language: English

SPECIAL TREAT: Filmmakers will be present at select opening weekend shows! Watch Trailer

 
KABBALAH ME

Opens Friday August 22nd
Kabbalah Me is a personal journey into the esoteric spiritual phenomenon known as Kabbalah. Throughout history, Kabbalah was studied by only the most holy Talmud scholars. The misinformation, innuendo and prohibition surrounding Kabbalah kept its wisdom from most Jews; many were even unaware of its existence.

In Kabbalah Me, director Steven Bram embarks on a spiritual investigation that leads him to reunite with the Hasidic branch of his family and connect to the community of Judaic scholarship. Eventually his curiosity takes him on a pilgrimage to Israel, where he immerses himself in history and traditions of the Holy Land.

Along the way, leading authorities discuss the complex, mystical world of Kabbalah - its varying interpretations and the myriad paths of its rituals and lessons. Bram's new commitment to spirituality and religious observance draws skepticism from family and friends but ultimately leads to profound changes across all aspects of his life.

Running time: 1:20
Language: English

SPECIAL TREAT: Director Steven Bram will be present at select opening weekend shows! Watch Trailer

 
GOOD WILL HUNTING

Opens Friday August 22nd
The most brilliant mind at America's top university isn't a student, he's the kid who cleans the floors. Will Hunting is a headstrong, working-class genius who is failing the lessons of life. After one too many run-ins with the law, Will's last chance is a psychology professor, who might be the only man who can reach him. Finally forced to deal with his past, Will discovers that the only one holding him back is himself.

Featuring Robin Williams Academy Award Winner 1998 for Best Supporting Actor.

Running time: 2:06
Language: English

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ABUSE OF WEAKNESS

Opens Friday August 22nd
ABUSE OF WEAKNESS (Drama) Directed by Catherine Breillat (Romance, Fat Girl). Inspired by director Catherine Breillat's true life experiences, her latest film, ABUSE OF WEAKNESS, is an exploration of power and sex. Isabelle Huppert (THE PIANO TEACHER, 8 WOMEN) stars as Maud, a strong willed filmmaker who suffers a stroke. Bedridden, but determined to pursue her latest film project, she sees Vilko (Kool Shen), a con man who swindles celebrities, on a TV talk show. Interested in him for her new film, the two meet and Maud soon finds herself falling for Vilko's manipulative charm as their symbiotic relationship hurdles out of control.

Running time: 1:44
Language: French With English Subtitles

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GOOD MORNING VIETNAM

Opens Friday August 22nd
The film begins in 1965, when disc jockey Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) is assigned to take over the AFR's Saigon radio broadcasts. In contrast to the dull, by-rote announcers that have preceded him, Cronauer is a bundle of dynamite, heralding each broadcast with a loud "Goooooood morning, Vietnaaaaam," playing whatever records tickle his fancy (even those not officially sanctioned by his hidebound superiors), and indulging in wild flights of improvisational fancy. Cronauer's immediate superior Lt. Hauk (Bruno Kirby), whose own notions of humor are puerile and pathetic, jealously attempts to dethrone Vietnam's favorite rock jock. Fortunately, Cronauer's popularity is such that he enjoys the full protection of the higher-ups. But when Cronauer, after experiencing the horrors of war first-hand, insists upon telling his listeners the truth instead of the official government line, he is instantly replaced by the unfunny Hauk and must struggle to get back on the air.

Running time: 2:00
Language: English Watch Trailer

 
THE NOTEBOOK

Opens Friday August 29th
Set on the onset of WWII, THE NOTEBOOK, which stars Ulrich Thomsen (THE CELEBRATION) and Ulrich Matthes (DOWNFALL), tells the story of thirteen year old twins abandoned by their parents and forced to live with their cruel grandmother in a village on the Hungarian border. Studying the evil surrounding them, the twins learn to rely on their loyalty to one another, ultimately surviving in the face of challenging circumstances.

Running time: 1:49
Language: Hungarian With English Subtitles

 
DWEGONS AND LEPRECHAUNS

Opens Friday August 29th
Family inherits an old house and to their surprise, finds the home filled with wonderful colorful creatures that brings the family together.
Running time: 1:38
Language: English

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SHADOWS FROM MY PAST

Opens Friday August 29th
With current anti-Semitism rising across the globe, SHADOWS FROM MY PAST is a chilling personal account—and dire warning.
In 1940 Gita Weinrauch Kaufman escaped from Austria with her immediate family the day they were to be deported to Dachau Concentration Camp. More than 50 years later, she returned to Vienna with her husband and co-director, Curt Kaufman, to ask the question: Is present-day Austria truly different from the country from which she fled? Awarded the Bruno Kreisky Foundation Prize and invited to Austria to present a compilation of family letters, the filmmakers decided to record their trip and interviews with notable figures both esteemed and reviled.

Running time: 1:25
Language: English

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JEALOUSY

Opens Friday August 29th
One of the major French filmmakers of the post-New Wave, Philippe Garrel has belatedly been recognized as a master in America, and JEALOUSY may be his most accessible film in nearly 50 years of filmmaking. Shot in lustrous, widescreen black and white by the great Willy Kurant (Masculin Feminin, Under Satan’s Sun), the film opens with a man leaving his wife and daughter and, in a series of brief conversations, observed gestures, chance encounters and impulsive acts, tells the story of the relationships that flounder and thrive in the wake of this decision. In a autobiographical nod to his actor father Maurice’s abandonment of himself and his mother, the director casts his son and frequent star Louis Garrel as the husband who moves into a garret apartment with his actress girlfriend (Anna Mouglalis) and struggles with fidelity and the temptation to give up their art for an easier life. Shot with Garrel’s celebrated sensitivity and attention to faces, bodies, hands and the intricacies of the human heart, JEALOUSY is an especially intimate, deeply poignant and never less than enthralling tale of love, temptation and betrayal.

Running time: 1:17
Language: French with English Subtitles

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THE RULE

Opens Friday September 5th
See how Benedictine monks in the heart of one of America's most dangerous cities are able to achieve amazing success with the most vulnerable population: inner city African American and Latino teenage males. While Newark, NJ, with a high poverty rate of 32%, has an abysmal high school graduation rate, St. Benedict's Prep has a near 100% COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE rate. The film details how their "recipe for success" follows the 6th century Rule of Saint Benedict and how this rule can serve as a model for whole cities nationwide.

SPECIAL TREAT: Q&As with the Filmmakers and Special Guests every day after the 7:35 pm shows and on Sat. and Sun. after 3:10 pm shows.

Running time: 1:30
Language: English

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ALUMBRONES

Opens Friday September 12th
The passion behind this film is not only found in the art but also in the diversity of 12 contemporary Cuban artists of varying ages living in Havana. Yet, what unites them all is a deep and abiding love of Cuba, the art of their community, and the joy of creativity. Through in-depth interviews, the film covers a range of subjects and issues, from supply shortages and constant blackouts (apagones) to family life, love, sex, and music.

Running Time: 1:15
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

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THE FRONTIER

Opens Friday September 12th
Sean, a retired literature professor and civic activist, writes a letter to his estranged son, Tennessee, a ranch hand. Tennessee is uncertain how to respond, but knowing he should see his aging father, he decides to go home. Tennessee arrives just as Nina, Seanʼs personal trainer fresh off a bad breakup, accepts Seanʼs offer to move in and help him write his memoirs. The tension between father and son is ever-present. As Sean and Nina work, Tennessee avoids his overbearing father with fix-up projects around the house. One evening after Nina has gone out, Sean and Tennessee find themselves alone in the house for the first time.

Running Time: 1:29
Language: English

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LIFE IS A BREEZE

Opens Friday September 19th
Fionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt, Eva Birthistle, Kelly Thornton Synopsis: LIFE'S A BREEZE follows a family struggling to stay afloat and stay together through hard times in Ireland. Unemployed slacker Colm (Pat Shortt), his aging mother Nan (Fionnula Flanagan) and his niece Emma (Kelly Thornton) must overcome their many differences to lead their family in a race against time to find a lost fortune.

Running time: 1:28
Language: English

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REEL RECOVERY FILM FESTIVAL

Opens Friday September 26th
Writers In Treatment is proud to present The REEL Recovery Film Festival. This multi-day event is a celebration of film, the arts, writing and creativity. We showcase filmmakers who make honest films about addiction, alcoholism, behavioral disorders, treatment and recovery. Slated for screening is an eclectic lineup of contemporary and classic films, documentaries and shorts from American and international, first-time filmmakers and industry veterans.

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PRINT THE LEGEND

Opens Friday September 26th
Print the Legend is a time capsule of the birth of the desktop 3D printing market, while also examining the ethical and logistical challenges of growing a business. The American dream is still alive, but at what personal cost to those who pursue it.

Running time: 1:40
Language: English

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THE SUPREME PRICE

Opens Friday October 3rd
In 1993 Nigeria elected M.K.O. Abiola as president in a historic vote that promised to end years of military dictatorship. Shortly after, the election was annulled and a military coup brought General Sani Abacha into power. M.K.O Abiola was imprisoned and his wife, Kudirat, took over the leadership of the pro-democracy movement. She organized rallies and the longest oil workers strike in Nigerian history, winning international attention for the Nigerian struggle against human rights violations perpetrated by the military dictatorship. Because of this work, she too became a target and was assassinated in 1996.

Director Joanna Lipper elegantly dovetails past and present as she tells this story through the eyes of their eldest daughter, Hafsat Abiola, who was about to graduate from Harvard when her mother was murdered. Her father died in prison two years later. Determined not to let her parents’ ideals die with them, Hafsat has dedicated her adult life to continuing their fight for democracy. Returning to Nigeria after years abroad, she is at the forefront of a progressive movement to empower women and dismantle the patriarchal structure of Nigerian society. A startlingly intimate rendering of the epic and tragic inter - generational Abiola family saga, THE SUPREME PRICE provides a unprecedented look inside of Africa’s most populous nation from the perspective of women, exposing a deep history of political corruption and a culture where a tiny circle of political elites monopolize billions of dollars worth of oil revenue while the vast majority of 165 million Nigerian people remain impoverished.

Running time: 1:28
Language: English

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WAITING FOR AUGUST

Opens Friday October 10th
Georgiana Halmac, eldest daughter of her family, is turning fifteen this winter. She lives with her six siblings in a social housing condo on the outskirts of Bacau (Romania). Their mother Liliana, an economic migrant in Torino, will not be back till the summer. During mother’s absence, Georgiana is catapulted to the role of new head of the family. Her adolescence is brutally cut short, when she becomes responsible for her brothers and sisters. Caught between puberty and responsibilities, she moves ahead improvising. Phone conversations with her mom are her only guidelines. Intimate scenes from the daily life of Georgiana and her siblings will show us—uncensored, in fly-on-the-wall style— how real events are experienced and interpreted with great imagination by these children. One is bound to be amazed by their great ingenuity, while also realizing how fragile their daily balance is.

Running time: 1:28
Language: Romanian with English Subtitles

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BOTSO

Opens Friday October 10th
Sometimes a story is so inspiring that it must be told. Such is the astonishing life of Wachtang “Botso” Korisheli—musician, sculptor, and beloved teacher to generations. Born in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, young Botso was affectionately held by Josef Stalin not long before Stalin’s brutal regime ordered the execution of Botso’s father, popular actor Platon Korisheli. Remarkably, Botso was allowed 20 minutes to see his father one last time. Here, inside a dark prison, Platon communicated to his son what was most important about living your life, words that still inspire him at the age of 91. This powerful moment helped Botso not only endure years of suffering at the hands of both the Soviet army and Nazis during World War II, but also gave him the determination to maintain an infectious passion for humanity, the arts, and life itself. Eventually arriving in America with nothing but hope, Botso furthered his musical training and became a beloved educator of children. He went on to touch generations of students, inspiring some of the world’s premier musical artists, including five-time Grammy Award winner Kent Nagano. Filmed partly in the Republic of Georgia, this feature-length documentary also captures the rich culture of an ancient country that has shaped Botso’s unique way of teaching.

Running time: 1:22
Language: English

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A REQUIEM FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

Opens Friday October 17th
Scored to Gabriel Fauré's well-known Requiem in D-Minor and shot in stark black and white with a crew of refugees who felt the urgency to convey their situation to the world, A REQUIEM FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES is a wrenching portrait of survival, resilience and empowerment in the camps of Northern Iraq. An intimate perspective on the daily lives and emotions of their fellow refugees, REQUIEM is also a poignant reminder of the civilian toll and trauma of 21st Century wars and an alarm sounded against indifference to the suffering and courage of millions, a non-partisan call for humanity and compassion.

Running time: 1:11
Language: Kurdish with English Subtitles

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PRIVATE VIOLENCE

Opens Friday October 17th
Private Violence is a feature-length documentary film and audience engagement campaign that explores a simple, but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the US, at least four women are murdered by abusive (and often, ex) partners. The knee-jerk response is to ask: “why doesn’t she just leave?” Private Violence shatters the brutality of this logic. Through the eyes of two survivors – Deanna Walters, a mother who seeks justice for the crimes committed against her at the hands of her estranged husband, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate who seeks justice for all women – we bear witness to the complicated and complex realities of intimate partner violence. Their experiences challenge entrenched and misleading assumptions, providing a lens into a world that is largely invisible; a world we have locked behind closed doors with our silence, our laws, and our lack of understanding. Kit’s work immerses us in the lives of several other women as they attempt to leave their abusers, setting them on a collision course with institutions that continuously and systematically fail them, often blaming victims for the violence they hope to flee. The same society that encourages women to seek true love shows them no mercy when that love turns dangerous. As Deanna transforms from victim to survivor, Private Violence begins to shape powerful, new questions that hold the potential to change our society: “Why does he abuse?” “Why do we turn away?” “How do we begin to build a future without domestic violence?" Watch Trailer

 
1,000 TIMES GOOD NIGHT

Opens Friday October 24th
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.

Running time: 1:51
Language: English

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RED DOT ON THE OCEAN

Opens Friday October 24th
Matt Rutherford’s childhood was fraught with obstacles. Labeled a “youth-at-risk,” he grew up in an obscure Christian cult, struggling with learning disabilities that made life excruciating at home and at school. He spent his early teens on the streets. While attending a special high school for troubled youth, Matt began reading about Ernest Shackleton and other Arctic explorers, and became obsessed with sailing the Northwest Passage. After graduating he taught himself how to sail and crossed the Atlantic single-handed, to Europe, West Africa, and then back across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. In June 2011, Matt departed on an incredible, death-defying, voyage. Sailing nonstop in a scrappy 27-foot sailboat on a shoe-string budget, Matt spent 309 days at sea. He sailed north to the Arctic Circle, then west through the once impassable Northwest Passage to Alaska then heading south sailing 10,000 miles to Cape Horn at the tip of South America, and finally north along the east costs of the Americas to home in Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay. Braving the icebergs of the Arctic and treacherous waters of Cape Horn he became the first sailor to circumnavigate the American continent, alone. Matt's voyage raised $120,000 for charity and put him in the record books. Before he left, professional sailors called him crazy and declared the journey “a suicide mission”. But Matt Rutherford, always a fierce independent, had found his calling and makes each of us feel we can do more than we ever imagined.

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Language: English

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TIGER LILY ROAD

Opens Friday October 24th
Annie and Louise, share a secluded cottage in the woods with Annie’s semi-invalid mother. Annie, a small town vet is also a compulsive empathizer, according to Louise. 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, Annie and Louise drink tequila and swear a blood oath to give up men for a year. Later that night, as heavy snow begins to fall, a young man breaks into their house trying to escape the snowstorm and the law. Then the phones and power go out. Annie is convinced she can help him understand the forces that rule his life. But can she understand her own?

Running Time: 1:29
Language: English

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ALGORITHMS

Opens Friday October 24th
In India, a group of boys dream of becoming Chess Masters, driven by a man with a vision. But this is no ordinary chess and these are no ordinary players. Algorithms is a documentary on the thriving but little known world of Blind Chess in India.

Filmed over three years, Algorithms travels with three talented boys and a totally blind player turned pioneer to competitive national and world championships and visits them in their home milieu where they reveal their struggles, anxieties and hopes.

Going beyond sight and story, this observational sport doc with a difference moves through the algorithms of the blind chess world challenging the sighted of what it means to see. It allows for the tactile and thoughtful journey that explores foresight, sight and vision to continue long after the moving image ends.

Running time: 1:36
Language: English, Hindi, Tamil, Odiya with English Subtitles

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QUADflix is the "ultimate Indie Store," making available to a discerning group of film fans DVDs of the best Feature, Documentary and Foreign films not readily available from other sources, and offered well below the suggested retail prices. Focusing on quality and not quantity, all films have been screened and carefully selected to insure that they reflect our highest cinematic standards. Best of all, QUADflix offers you the opportunity to start your own personal film library of some of the most extraordinary films ever produced.

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The QUAD is a venerable theater owned and beautifully maintained by the same family since 1972. Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, New York, it's an area inhabited by passionate moviegoers eager to see the best in independent, foreign and documentary films. We employ a first-rate staff including unionized projectionists and managers, each with over 25 years experience working at the QUAD. It has a reputation for being a well-run and successful venue, and books films from such major distributors as Miramax, Sony Pictures Classics, Fox Searchlight, Focus, Paramount, IFC, Weinstein, MGM, Warner Bros., Universal and Lionsgate.