Immigrant Songs

In response to recent national events, the Quad is proud to present this expansive survey of films that capture the immigrant experience in America. Covering over a century of cinema, these two-dozen comedies, historical epics, documentaries, sci-fi fantasies, and more show every aspect of emigration to—and assimilation within—the U.S., from the excitement to the hardship. They are works that—much like the characters they depict—transcend borders.

Select shows screen with a 4K restoration of Charles Chaplin’s The Immigrant, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017.

Note: Due to a technical issue, our 5/21 screening of Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania has been cancelled.

Playing today

Avalon

Playing today

Superman

Now playing

Stroszek

Now playing

The Stranger

Now playing

La Ciudad

Now playing

Hester Street

Now playing

The Emigrants

Now playing

El Norte

Now playing

Coming to America

Now playing

The Border

May 26–28

America, America

Mon May 29 Tickets on sale Thu May 25.

An American Tail

May 26–29

Hold Back the Dawn

Sun May 28 Tickets on sale Wed May 24.

The Italian

May 27–28

Liquid Sky

May 26–29

Scarface

Past Screenings