Russian-American History Month

in New York State (April 2021)

Downtown Express: A Film by David Grubin

There will be a special screening of “Downtown Express” on April 21,
hosted by RACH-C, with a Q&A to follow (click to learn more)

Downtown Express
Starring Philippe Quint and Nellie McKay
Directed by David Grubin

Opens Friday, April 20, 2012
with multiple daily screenings through April 26, 2012

at The QUADcinema
34 West 13th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenue), New York City


Tickets Prices:
Adults (ages 12 and up): $11
Senior Citizens (over 62) & Children (ages 5 thru 11): $8

Poster for Downtown ExpressSet In the world of Russian immigrants living in New York City, Downtown Express uses music to explore the clash of old world values against the lure and excitement of a new country.  Under the watch of his loving but overbearing father, virtuoso violinist and Juilliard student Sasha (Grammy nominee Philippe Quint) prepares for a critical recital meant to launch his career.  Yet, he is increasingly drawn to the rhythms of the streets of New York, and when he meets singer-songwriter Ramona (acclaimed recording artist Nellie McKay), he joins her band, falls in love, and begins to lead a double life, careening frantically between two worlds. As his classical debut nears, Sasha must decide whether to break with his father and forge his own destiny. (Running time 1:30)

Film’s Official website / QUAD Cinema Website


This entry was posted on March 2, 2012 by in 2012.

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