The Quartet

| 2013 | 97 minutes | | ,
Filmmaker Dustin Hoffman

Friday March 08, 2013
Saturday March 09, 2013
Sunday March 10, 2013


Admission: $10.00/$7.00 for Film Society members
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Filmmaker Dustin Hoffman

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it’s a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they’re in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House’s gala concert?

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"Hoffman, in his directorial debut, has crafted a hopeful movie with a warm atmosphere, but one that's realistic, too."
--- Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

"'Quartet" is a lovely little charm bracelet of a film, a fairy tale for the geriatric set blessed with a wonderful cast and a carry-on attitude."
--- Tom Long, Detroit News

"This is a lovely film directed with delicacy and taste, profoundly alive to the rhythms of its actors and characters, which gives its superlative British cast of stage and screen legends the time and space they deserve."
--- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

"Hoffman uses all he's learned as a virtuoso actor to shape a film of flesh-and-blood characters, flushed with humor and tenderness."
--- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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