Quiet City: Shot in Brooklyn in 2006, the Independent Spirit Award-nominated Quiet City is a gentle masterpiece of naturalistic performances and poetic cinematography. Jamie (Erin Fisher) arrives in New York to visit a friend, but the friend is nowhere to be found. Charlie (Cris Lankenau) has just quit his job and isn't sure what's next in life. Their paths cross late at night on an empty subway platform. From this chance encounter, an unlikely connection is formed. They spend twenty-four hours together drifting to and from diners, parks, art galleries, and parties. Inflected with melancholy and hopefulness, Aaron Katz's second feature is a fully realized work of truly independent American cinema.
Dance Party, USA: In Dance Party, USA, Katz's impressionistic and audacious debut, apathetic teens Jessica (Anna Kavan) and Gus (Cole Pensinger) connect for a fleeting moment at a 4th of July party. Their relationship grows more complex when Gus reveals a disturbing secret. Delving into dark territory, Dance Party, USA is a raw, honest portrayal of teens struggling to confront questions of looming adulthood and sexual violence.
directed by: Aaron Katz
2006-2007 / 143 min (combined) / 1.85:1 / English Stereo
Region A Blu-ray
No Grasp on Reality: A new conversation between director Aaron Katz and David Lowery, recorded in 2021
So Much Sheer Will: A new conversation with Kris Rey, Aaron Katz and the cast of Dance Party, USA, recorded in 2021
In Love with the Process: A new conversation with Barry Jenkins, Aaron Katz and the cast of Quiet City, recorded in 2021
Quiet City New York premiere introduction and Q&A
Dance Party, USA trailer
Quiet City trailer
New booklet essay by critic/author Amy Taubin