November 1, 2012

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Rated R
105 minutes

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format: 35mm

A FREE Advance Screening

A Late Quartet (2012)

November 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm in 26-100

This is a FREE advance screening! Members of the MIT community will be admitted beginning at 6pm; doors will open for the general public at 6:30pm. Audience members are invited to enjoy a special string quartet performance before the show begins!

A Late Quartet is directed by MIT alum Yaron Zilberman '94 (SB Course 8, SM Course 15B).

When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet 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, A Late Quartet pays homage to chamber music and the cultural world of New York. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir, and Imogen Poots, and directed by Yaron Zilberman. []