A Late Quartet tells the story of a beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet who receives a life changing diagnosis, the group's future suddenly hangs in the balance: suppressed emotions, competing egos, and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration. As they are about to play their 25th anniversary concert, quite possibly their last, only their intimate bond and the power of music can preserve their legacy. Inspired by and structured around Beethoven's Opus 131 String Quartet in C-sharp minor, the film pays homage to chamber music and the cultural world of New York.
View Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oG6qv66vwK8)
Directed by: Yaron Zilberman (2004 documentary, Watermarks)
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, and Christopher Walken
Running time: 1 hour and 45 mins
The film starts at 7:00 pm. Let’s gather 15-20 minutes before show time. Afterwards, we could walk over to the recently opened Pizzeria Toro (http://www.pizzeriatoro.com/) at 105 East Chapel Hill St for food and conversation.