Friday, April 27, 2018

May Engagements at the Quad

May 2018
Upcoming engagements at the Quad include: Always at the Carlyle from filmmaker Matthew Miele (Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s), Xavier Beauvois' WWI drama The Guardians starring Nathalie Baye, the 70th anniversary restoration of Jean Cocteau's Les parents terribles and more!

The Guardians

Opens Fri May 4
Xavier Beauvois,138m, Switzerland/France, DCP
As the men of the French countryside leave to fight in WWI, matriarch Nathalie Baye assumes responsibility for the family farm. She enlists a teenage orphan to help, but emotions are stirred when the warriors return to the homefront. The latest from Beauvois (director of Le Petit Lieutenant and Of Gods and Men) is a stirring, intimate portrait of women’s work both physical and emotional, featuring gorgeous cinematography from Caroline Champetier and a score from the legendary Michel Legrand. A Music Box Films release

“Mr. Beauvois opens up this isolated world with stirring emotional force.”
—Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Ray Meets Helen

Opens Fri May 4—U.S. premiere theatrical engagement
Alan Rudolph, 100m, U.S., DCP
Rudolph’s newest film as writer/director is a drama with humor about the province of, as he says, “good chance,” accordingly reuniting him with Keith Carradine for their sixth movie together. Ray (Carradine) and Helen (Sondra Locke, in her first film in 17 years) are each burdened with money woes and life regrets. But when windfalls come their way, they each seize the day to reinvent themselves—and meet for the first time in their newly devised identities. With the always-excellent Samantha Mathis as a wealthy barfly. A Moonstone Entertainment release

With Alan Rudolph, Keith Carradine, and Samantha Mathis in person Fri May 4 at 6.30

Always at the Carlyle

Opens Fri May 11
Matthew Miele, 92m, U.S., DCP
Over its nearly 90 years, Manhattan’s Carlyle Hotel has become legendary for its sophistication and privacy, the go-to home-away-from-home for stars, athletes, and world leaders jetsetting to New York. In this endlessly watchable documentary from Matthew Miele (Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s), learn the juicy stories and secrets housed inside this Upper East Side institution, as told by its employees and regular guests, including George Clooney, Wes Anderson, Vera Wang, Sofia Coppola, Anthony Bourdain, Roger Federer, Naomi Campbell, and more. A Good Deed Entertainment release

Filmmaker Matthew Miele and special guests in person opening weekend

The Most Unknown

Opens Fri May 18—Exclusive New York engagement
Ian Cheney, U.S., 88m, DCP
A celebration of those who make science their vocation, this stunning documentary—with Werner Herzog no less serving as an advisor—brings together nine experts from a variety of disciplines who spend their lives pursuing the intangible dimensions of our planet and the universe beyond. From grappling with the revelations of cognitive research to the thrill of oceanography in the coral reefs of Costa Rica, director Cheney’s subjects each share the joy of the scientific process itself, even when the answers elude them. An Abramorama release

Official Selection: CPH: DOX, Opening Night

Filmmaker Ian Cheney and special guests in person opening weekend

Les parents terribles (The Storm Within)

Opens Fri May 25—U.S. premiere theatrical engagement | 70th anniversary restoration
Jean Cocteau, 1948, 105m, DCP, France
In one of the great unseen masterpieces of post-WWII French cinema, a sheltered 22-year-old man, living with his middle-aged parents and spinster aunt, falls for a young woman, who just so happens to be his father’s mistress. Adapting his own stage play, the legendary Jean Cocteau (The Blood of a Poet, Beauty and the Beast) films this incestuous melodrama on a single set, emphasizing the artifice and claustrophobia, and, in the process, delivers one of his most radical cinematic experiments. A Cohen Film Collection release. In French with English subtitles.

“Not only an astonishingly dynamic film, but melodrama of the highest order.”—Time Out (London)

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