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Leonard Quart

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Leonard Quart is Professor Emeritus of Cinema — CUNY and COSI; Contributing Editor, Cineaste; Columnist for Berkshire Eagle; and co-author of American Film and Society Since 1945 —4th Edition (Praeger).

Articles by Leonard Quart

LEONARD QUART: A day in Central Park

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 - I like the way the city and Central Park interact — the feeling that one can find both seclusion and peace as well as communal excitement.

LEONARD QUART: Oscar Night 2018

Tuesday, 6 Mar 2018 - “I think that the greatest thing that our art does and our industry does is to erase the lines in the sand. We should continue doing that when the world tells us to make them deeper." -- Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro

LEONARD QUART: Time to march again

Monday, 22 Jan 2018 - There were roughly more than 120,000 marchers and, at one point, the rally stretched more than 20 blocks along Central Park West.

LEONARD QUART: Taking solace in the daily

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 - There also seems to be no point railing against the daily dose of lies and exaggerations from our Blusterer-in Chief, for his base cares little or nothing about his character. 

LEONARD QUART: A New York Sunday

Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 - It's also a way of spending some hours not thinking or talking about the monstrous narcissist and sleaze who offers us a compulsive lie and vicious tweet almost every day.

LEONARD QUART: On writing a eulogy

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 - I try to evoke my friends in a way that makes them come alive, always understanding by choice and by ultimate lack of knowledge -- that I have merely scratched the surface.

LEONARD QUART: London bridges

Thursday, 30 Mar 2017 - In my mind’s eye, I can still see the barbaric and murderous assault with a car on a bridge whose current version opened in May 1862.

LEONARD QUART: An abnormal spring day

Friday, 10 Feb 2017 - Every day another egregious or horrific decision is made under Trump’s aegis, and it rests heavily on the collective psyche of people.

LEONARD QUART: What do we do tomorrow?

Sunday, 22 Jan 2017 - For me it's not a protest against the legitimacy of the election but against a compulsive liar of a president who feels morally odious.

LEONARD QUART: Marching against Trump

Monday, 14 Nov 2016 - For a moment, I felt it was the 60s again, and I was back marching against the Vietnam War. I felt exhilarated, but I knew I would feel let down a few hours later.

LEONARD QUART: Village Halloween Parade 2016

Friday, 4 Nov 2016 - The New York Halloween Parade is the largest celebration of its kind in the world and has been picked by Festivals International as “The Best Event in the World” for October 31.

LEONARD QUART: Sound and silence

Monday, 10 Oct 2016 - New York is a dynamic, vibrant city, but one whose constant clamor allows, at least in Manhattan, few moments of serenity. Some people love the din.