Greenwich Village’s Quad Cinema is re-opening on April 14th. Starved moviegoers will be sated with the incredible programs they’ll be showing. In fact, there’s so many wonderful offerings, you might not want to go home.
First up, the repertory programs. There’s First Encounters, Four Play, and Two for Tuesday. Then there’s Quadrophilia, Premiere Engagements, and a Lina Wertmuller retrospective/film festival.
This series kicks off on April 15. The theater asked actors, directors, artists and writers to pick a movie they’ve always wanted to see. Each person will watch the movie with the audience. After the movie ends, they’ll share their thoughts with the audience. The series kicks off with Sandra Bernhardt watching and reviewing Fassbinder’s Lola. John Tuturro’s pick is Pather Panchali. Noah Baumbach chose Withnail and I. Kenneth Lonergan has never seen Yi Yi, watch it with him. Artist Jeffrey Deitch has never seen Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and if you’ve never seen it either, then join him.
It’s a play on words. A play on the Quad’s 44-year history, it’s four screens and more. Fourplay runs from April 14 through May 4th. Films include 4 Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987), The Four Feathers (1939), The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1961), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1993), Quadrophenia (1979), Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) with Paul Schrader in person.
The Quad was known for unique, eclectic movies. This series, which also kicks off on April 14 is its homage to them. There’s City of Hope (1991), a Busby Berkley musical, a French film, Shakespearean tragedy and more.
Lina Wertmuller: Female Trouble
A collection of the esteemed director’s work. From Swept Away… to Blood Feud, Seven Beauties, and more. From April 14 through May 1st.
Two for Tuesday
Double features anyone? Yaass!
Incredible documentaries, biopics and more. Films include Terence Davies' A Quiet Passion, Katell Quillévéré’s Heal the Living, and Maura Axelrod’s Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back
The Quad Cinema is located at 34 W 13th St, New York, NY 1001. Visit their website to sign up for their newsletter, get movie information (when the site goes live) and more.