Quiet City

Synopsis: Jamie is 21. She's from Atlanta. She's come to Brooklyn to visit her friend Samantha, but she can't find her. Jamie tries calling, but Samantha's phone is dead. Jamie meets Charlie when she asks him for directions. Nothing to do and nothing but time leads them to bowls of coleslaw, footraces in the park, art shows, and after parties.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Aaron Katz
Production: IFC
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
78 min

Excuse me!



Sorry to bother you.

I just, um...

Do you live around here?


Um, I'm supposed to meet

my friend at this diner

on, um, 4th and 7th?


Do you know where that is?

Am I going the right way?

Um...what diner?

Um...hang on.

I wrote it down somewhere.

Uh, Daisy's?

Oh, yeah.

You know where it is?


OK, so what should I do?


Um, basically, um, OK,

go out this exit,

go to your right,

and then take the left staircase

out to the floor level.

Um, and then, OK,

you're going to get out

and go left on the street right there.

So l--

This street right here.

So I take a left when I go

out to the street?

Yeah, go left,

go left out of the station,

left on the street,

and then go, like,

two blocks up,

and then, um...

what do you see over there?

I'm trying to think.


Thanks for walking with me.

It's really nice of you.

Yeah, no problem.

Kind of a bad situation right now.

My friend--

I should have known.

It's typical of my friend, Samantha.

She, um...

last I heard from her

was on this message

where she said she had lost

her phone charger.

And the only way

I knew where to go

was that she

left me that message

saying to meet at the diner,

so otherwise I would be...

I don't know what I would do.



That sucks.


It does.

But anyway,

she's really irresponsible,

and, like, she's that kind of person

where if you want to hang out

at, like, 8:
00 at night

or something,

you should probably tell her

to get ready around 7:00

because just give her

an hour extra

because she's going to be

late anyway.

Then she'd still be late

even if you did that, you know?


Yeah, my friend Rick

is actually like that.


Yeah, like the other day

we went to eat

at this Mexican place,

and, like, the bill came

and it was like...

like I had cash and, like,

he only had his card,

so he was like, "Oh, I'll just

pay for it on my card

and you can give me cash

or whatever."

And I was like, "OK, cool,"

like, not that big of a deal,

and then, you know,

like, two hours later

we were at home

and we realized

that, like, he forgot his card

at the restaurant.

But then it was even worse

because then for, like,

the next three days,

anytime we went and, like,

ate somewhere together

or, like, did anything

that cost money,

he was like,

"Oh, I don't have my card,"

and then, like, I was the only

one who, like, had cash on me

so I'd end up paying

for everything, you know.

Oh, that's not cool.

That's not good.

Just, like, flaking

and, you know,

being really, like, forgetful.

Yeah, although I have to admit,

I just did that about a week ago.

What? Like forgot

your card somewhere?


Although it's usually

my keys that I forget

because when I come home,

I just, like, throw my stuff down,

I just throw my keys,

but not ever in the same place.

Like it's always just, like,

somewhere where I can't find them.

And, like, I probably waste

ten minutes a day

looking for my keys.

- Hey.

- Hey.

What's up?

Uh, she's not in there,

so, um, I guess I'm just going

to wait inside for her,

see if she calls me

or shows up, you know.



Well, I don't know.

Nice meeting you, I guess.

Yeah, nice meeting you, too.

No luck.


So do you come here a lot?

Um, well, I used to,

but I don't so much anymore.

My ex-girlfriend actually

used to like to come here.

Are we going to run into her?

No. She actually

doesn't live here.

She lives in Alaska.

Why Alaska?

She's from there.

She's from Alaska?



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