Quiet City (film)

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Quiet City
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Aaron Katz
Produced by Brendan McFadden
Ben Stambler
Written by Aaron Katz
Erin Fisher
Cris Lankenau
Starring Erin Fisher
Cris Lankenau
Sarah Hellman
Joe Swanberg
Tucker Stone
Music by Keegan DeWitt
Cinematography Andrew Reed
Edited by Aaron Katz
Distributed by 600 West Productions
Benten Films
Release dates
  • August 31, 2007 (2007-08-31)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $15,425

Quiet City is a 2007 film directed by Aaron Katz that premiered at the 2007 South by Southwest Film Festival in the Emerging Visions category. Subsequently it played at film festivals around the world including the Sarasota Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival and Milano Film Festival among others, before premiering theatrically in New York on August 31, 2007.


Jamie (Erin Fisher) arrives in New York City looking for a friend, who isn't answering her cell phone. Missing her stop on the subway, she asks Charlie (Cris Lankenau) for directions. Unable to articulate them properly, he escorts her to a diner where she is supposed to meet her friend but the friend never shows. Charlie invites Jamie back to his apartment, which kick starts a 24-hour period of hanging out and getting to know each other.


Critical reception[edit]

The film received much praise from critics. As of March 17, 2008, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 86% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 14 reviews.[1] Stephen Holden in The New York Times called the film, "Beautiful! A Fully Realized Work of Mumblecore Poetry."

The film was nominated for the John Cassavetes award at the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards for features made for less than $500,000. It also won Best Director and Best Cinematography at the 2007 Bend Film Festival.


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