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by Dave Jennings — Monday, April 22nd, 2013, 1:40pm
A cool offer from Fulcrum Point New Music Project: email RSVP@fulcrumpoint.org before 6 PM today (MONDAY, APRIL 22ND) and get tickets for tomorrow night’s screening of Altered States with live music for only $10! (Normal single ticket price is $25.) Mention “MUSIC BOX” in your message. Your tickets will be held at Will-Call at the Level 5 Box Office. More info on the concert below – enjoy!
by Dave Jennings — Thursday, February 14th, 2013, 3:24pm
There are good things and bad things about vintage film prints. We have some sad news about our 70mm film presentation of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG.
Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 12:33pm
Directed by John Scheinfeld, We Believe: A Relationship That Lasts a Lifetime (2009) celebrates the devotion of the great city of Chicago for its beloved Chicago Cubs. This nostalgic documentary explores the relationship between Chicago, the Cubs and their inexplicably loyal fans. Shot during the failed 2008 Baseball season, We Believe documents the city and team as well as the 100th anniversary of the Cubs’ last World Series win while looking toward the team’s future. The film features cameos by Lou Piniella, Hugh Hefner, Billy Corgan, Ernie Banks, Joe Mantegna, Ron Santo and current as well as former players. It also features politicians, historians and their ever-faithful fans. Scheinfeld gives the world a look into the unique city of Chicago and why its citizens are so passionate about their team.
Sunday, March 6th, 2011, 1:57pm
As the weather starts to warm (yes, Chicago, I promise you it is), our thoughts turn to all things Spring. For me, nothing says spring more than Baseball. However, if it’s still a bit too cold to hit the batting cage and you don’t have the cash to go to Arizona or Florida, a baseball movie does just as well.
Today, we look at Disney’s The Rookie (2002). Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) and written by Mike Rich (Secretariat), The Rookie tells the story of real-life Major League Pitcher, Jim Morris. A High School Chemistry Teacher and Baseball Coach, Morris is looking for a way to inspire his kids. He promises his team that if they can win the championship, he’ll go to the professional tryout they’ve been bugging him about. The kids win and he reluctantly goes to the tryout expecting to be cut immediately. There’s only one problem. Morris throws 12 consecutive pitches at 98 miles an hour and he’s signed by the then Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Sunday, February 27th, 2011, 1:28pm
As the weather starts to warm (yes, Chicago, I promise you it is), our thoughts turn to all things Spring. For me, nothing says spring more than baseball. However, if it’s still a bit too cold to hit the batting cage and you don’t have the cash to go to Arizona or Florida, a baseball movie does just as well.
Today, we look at *61 (2001). Directed by Billy Crystal and produced by HBO, *61 revisits the first serious attempt at breaking Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record. It’s the summer of 1961. New York Yankees’ Roger Maris (Barry Pepper) and Mickey Mantle (Thomas Jane) are on pace to do it. You couldn’t write the storyline better. The torch is about to be passed from one heroic Yankee to another. However, there’s a problem.