March 3, 2024


Showing: Wednesday, February 13 – 8:00
Title: A Late Quartet
Year: 2012
Country: USA
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The paradoxical drives for self-expression and group harmony permeate this story of a quartet of musicians who have to breathe, think and feel as one while their instruments convey strong, passionate emotion. When the eldest among them announces that he is playing his last season, volatile, clashing egos and emotions threaten to sabotage their seamless unity. 2012, USA, 105 minutes, rated R

BEFORE THE FILM: Arrive at 7:30 and hear Neo’s String Quartet. Rivertown Members will receive a $5 discount on the March 2 performance by Neo’s String Quartet at the Nyack Library Carnegie Concert Series in the Carnegie-Farian Room.

POST FILM DISCUSSION with David Geber and Julia Lichten. David Geber is a founding member of the American String Quartet, Dean of Performance and Co-Chairman of Strings at the Manhattan School of Music, and member of the school’s cello and chamber music faculties. Julia Lichten plays with Musicians from Marlboro, the American Chamber Players and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She is a member of the cello faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and SUNY Purchase.

COMMUNITY PARTNER: Nyack Library Carnegie Concert Series in the Carnegie-Farian Room

EVENT SPONSOR: 8 North Broadway. Become a member of Rivertown Film or renew your membership at this screening and receive a gift certificate for $20 from 8 North Broadway.

A Late Quartet does one of the most interesting things any film can do. It shows how skilled professionals work.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Leave it to Walken to upstage Beethoven.” – Eric Kohn, Indiewire

“Grace notes abound in A Late Quartet, a small, shining, gem of a movie that works its way into your heart with insinuating poetry of music.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone