PCMS and the Movies

By Miles Cohen on November 7, 2012
Brentano Quartet

I am not sure how many of our patrons are aware, but one of PCMS's favorite ensembles–the Brentano Quartet–has contributed music for an independent film called A Late Quartet about a fictional string quartet facing a number of major internal issues.  Although the Brentano’s involvement is of particular interest to me, you might also be intrigued by a stellar cast that includes Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir, and Imogen Poots.  After debuting in six markets last weekend–and apparently earning the third highest per-screen average–the movie opens this weekend in Philadelphia at the Ritz Five. For more information, visit www.landmarktheatres.com.

To watch the trailer for "A Late Quartet", just click on the media player below.

I plan to see this movie Saturday or sometime next week, but my friends in New York saw it last Sunday and said they thoroughly enjoyed the film. While none said they expected A Late Quartet to contend for an Oscar, they all agreed they found it a beautiful and heartfelt movie, made with deep love and respect for the music.  I believe those of you who are close to chamber music–whether as players or regular audience members–will find it especially entertaining.

Reviews for A Late Quartet have been largely positive and can be viewed on the film's website, www.alatequartet.com.  (And just as important my friends said the Brentano Quartet sounds pretty awesome!)

For those patrons who do get to see the movie, I hope you will take a moment and write a brief review below — I'm very curious to hear your thoughts.