Tickets now on sale for the Summer Music Film Festival 2013!

by Dave Jennings Monday, June 10th, 2013 6:33pm

Tickets are now on sale for the best interior music festival!

Music Box Theatre and WBEZ Chicago’s Sound Opinions present the third annual Music Box Summer Music Film Festival with the best new documentary and concert films available about bands and music, both contemporary and classic. From June 28 to July 2, it’s five days and nights of great music movies, featuring everything from break dancing (Wild Style) and Detroit punk (A Band Called Death) to the most epic use of air guitar in cinematic history ( Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure). Nearly a dozen features include the new documentary Downloaded, about the rise and fall of Napster, with director Alex Winter (co-star of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure) scheduled to appear.

Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot host the opening night kickoff at Music Box on Friday, June 28. Following a 6:00pm reception, DeRogatis and Kot will introduce a screening of the highly anticipated new documentary Ain’t in it for My Health, an intimate portrait of the late rock legend Levon Helm. This is followed by a 9:00pm 35mm showing of 2003 classic Festival Express, with Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and Buddy Guy.

Summer Music Film Festival 3 Schedule

Friday, June 28th

  • 4:00pm: A Band Called Death
  • 7:00pm: Opening Night Presentation: Ain’t in it for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm
  • 9:00pm: Festival Express
  • 11:59pm: Tommy

Saturday, June 29th

  • 2:00pm: Wild Style
  • 4:00pm: Downtown 81
  • 6:00pm: Ain’t in it for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm
  • 8:00pm: A Band Called Death
  • 10:10pm: Big Easy Express
  • 11:59pm: Tommy

Sunday, June 30th

  • 5:00pm: Anton Corbijn Inside Out
  • 7:00pm: Downloaded
  • 9:15pm: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Monday, July 1st

  • 7:15pm: Approximately Nels Cline/In Search of Blind Joe Death
  • 9:15pm: Wild Style

Tuesday, July 2nd

  • 4:30pm: Ain’t in it for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm
  • 6:30pm: Festival Express
  • 8:15pm: Big Easy Express
  • 9:45pm: A Band Called Death

Ticket Prices

  • Most screenings: $10
  • Select double features $15
  • WBEZ member discounts: $2 off/ticket
  • Festival passes: $70.00


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