The Portsmouth Public Library proudly presents a special screening of Quartet on July 25, 2013 from 6:30 in the evening onwards at the Levenson Community Room.
Quartet is a 2012 British comedy-drama film based on the play of the same title by Ronald Harwood, which ran in London’s West End from September 1999 until January 2000. It was filmed late in 2011 at Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire. The film is actor Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut.
The plot takes place in Beecham House, a retirement home for gifted musicians, patterned after the real-life Casa di Riposo per Musicisti founded by Giuseppe Verdi.
Reg, Wilf, and Cissy are retired former opera singers who often worked together in the past; among other guests in the house are Cedric Livingstone, a former director, and Diva Anne Langley. All the guests in the retirement home continue to be engaged in their former profession in one way or the other, which gives place to lots of amusing times in the home, but also some rivalries amongst the musicians.
The show is part of the Summer Films Series. For inquiries, please contact Heather Armitage at 766-1732 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.