For Your Consideration…A Week of Oscar at The Music Box
Sunday 16 - Thursday 20 February 2014
Get ready for the Academy Awards as the Music Box presents screenings of nominated films!
Our series includes nominees in a wide variety of categories, from Best Picture (Nebraska, The Wolf of Wall Street) to Best Documentary (The Act of Killing) to Best Makeup & Hairstyling (Jackass presents: Bad Grandpa). So before you fill out your Oscar ballot, head down to the Music Box!
Sunday, February 16th
- 3:00pm: Ernest and Celestine (English Language Version)
- 5:00pm: All Is Lost
- 7:15pm: Nebraska
- 9:45pm: Jackass presents: Bad Grandpa
Monday, February 17th
- 5:00pm: The Grandmaster
- 7:15pm: The Act of Killing
- 9:30pm: Nebraska
Tuesday, February 18th
- 4:30pm: The Wolf of Wall Street
- 7:45pm: The Missing Picture
- 9:45pm: The Grandmaster
Wednesday, February 19th
- 5:30pm: The Act of Killing
- 8:00pm: The Wolf of Wall Street
Thursday, February 20th
- 4:30pm: All Is Lost
Tickets are $9.25
- Sun 16 Feb, 3:00pm
Ernest and Celestine (English Language Version) (2012)
directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner starring Forest Whitaker, Lauren Bacall, William H. Macy in English
Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer—and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities. Like a gorgeous watercolor painting brought to life, Ernest & Celestine joyfully leaps across genres and influences to capture the kinetic, limitless possibilities of animated storytelling.
- Sun 16 Feb, 5:00pm
- Thu 20 Feb, 4:30pm
All Is Lost (2013)
directed by J.C. Chandor starring Robert Redford in English
Academy Award winner Robert Redford stars in All is Lost, an open-water thriller about one man’s battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.
- Sun 16 Feb, 7:15pm
- Mon 17 Feb, 9:30pm
directed by Alexander Payne starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb in English
An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
Nebraska tells the story of a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern) who thinks he’s struck it rich after receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, and wrangles his son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America.
June Squibb, Stacy Keach and Bob Odenkirk round out the cast. Nebraska is directed by Oscar® winner Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways).
- Sun 16 Feb, 9:45pm
Jackass presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)
directed by Jeff Tremaine starring Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll in English
Johnny Knoxville reprises his Jackass role as 86-year-old Irving Zisman in the story of a crotchety old man unexpectedly saddled with the care of his 8-year-old grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll). The two generations of troublemakers soon develop a bond, as they hustle their way across the heartland of America on an outrageous road trip with a whole lot of high jinks and pranks on unsuspecting, real-life people—all of whom had no idea they were starring in a truly shocking hidden camera comedy.
- Mon 17 Feb, 5:00pm
- Tue 18 Feb, 9:45pm
The Grandmaster (2013)
directed by Wong Kar Wai starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Ziyi Zhang, Jin Zhang in Japanese with English subtitles
The Grandmaster is the highly-anticipated new film by acclaimed director Wong Kar Wai. Six years in the planning and three years in the making, The Grandmaster is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kungfu master, Ip Man. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China’s last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. Filmed in a range of stunning locations that include the snow-swept landscapes of Northeast China and the subtropical South, The Grandmaster features virtuoso performances by some of the greatest stars of contemporary cinema.
- Mon 17 Feb, 7:15pm
- Wed 19 Feb, 5:30pm
The Act of Killing (2012)
directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn starring Haji Anif, Syamsul Arifin, Sakhyan Asmara in English, Indonesian with English subtitles
In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, the filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love.
The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.
Shaking audiences at the 2012 Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals and winning an Audience Award at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, The Act of Killing is an unprecedented film that, according to The Los Angeles Times, “could well change how you view the documentary form.”
- Tue 18 Feb, 4:30pm
- Wed 19 Feb, 8:00pm
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
directed by Martin Scorsese starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill in English
Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title – “??THE WOLF OF WALL STREET??.”
- Tue 18 Feb, 7:45pm
The Missing Picture (2013)
directed by Rithy Panh starring Randal Douc in French with English subtitles
The Missing Picture explores filmmaker Rithy Panh’s quest to create the missing images during the period when the Khmer Rouge ruled over Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. Panh uses intricately detailed clay figurines intercut with archival footage he could find to relay what is indelibly recorded in his memory, he creates the missing pictures of what does not exist in photograph or film.