Pacino’s Way

In the early 1970s, Al Pacino soared into the stratosphere, becoming a certifiable superstar within the space of a few years. He galvanized film after film with a nervy urgency and thrilling line delivery that generations of moviegoers can quote from memory. His career on both sides of the camera has been marked by all-in commitment, restlessness, and risk-taking. Alternating theatre and film portrayals well into the 21st century, he has merged performance styles between mediums and to that end has made hybrid passion projects in which, as he puts it, “the more naturalistic, photogenic qualities of film complement the language-driven essence of classical theatre.” He is a force of nature—and a quintessential New York actor through and through. The Quad is proud to present the first extensive retrospective of his work to be held in the city, and to bring this master performer—who will be in attendance at select screenings—back to Greenwich Village, where he lived in his late teens and where he came of age as a young actor. In his own words, “In a sense this is a homecoming for me.” Welcome home, Al!

Don’t miss the NYC premiere engagement of Pacino’s Salomé and Wilde Salomé, opening March 30.

Past Screenings