Upcoming Special Events
Nominated: Hal Pereira et al, Best Art Direction, Academy Awards
Nominated: George Dutton, Best Sound, Academy Awards
Live from Stratford-upon-Avon marks a new collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and Picturehouse Cinemas. Together we will screen our productions live from Shakespeare’s home town. Our first broadcast was Richard II in November 2013, which was seen by more than 60,000 people.
THE CHICAGO READER, REVOLUTION BREWING, & THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE PRESENT JOE SWANBERG’S HAPPY CHRISTMAS IN A ‘BEST OF EVENT’
directed by Joe Swanberg in English starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham (2014)
The night will begin with beer samples and discussion by Revolution Brewing from 6pm-7pm, a screening of HAPPY CHRISTMAS at 7pm with introduction by filmmaker Joe Swanberg and Chicago Reader Film Editor J.R. Jones followed by a discussion and Q&A.
The Music Box Theatre has partnered with The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®) to present live, national, in-theater screenings. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone magazine, and ABC’s Popcorn along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of More magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show.
The series presents live, interactive, in-theater, pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcasts with the stars and filmmakers.
Vive le cinema!
The fourth annual Chicago French Film Festival is coming July 31 – August 5, 2014. This year’s festival will offer Chicagoans an opportunity to see the best the French film industry has to offer. Mark your calendar now and plan to see new French films in a variety of genres.
directed by Phil Alden Robinson starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones (1989)
Join Chicago Tribune sports columnist Steve Rosenbloom and movie critic Michael Phillips for a 25th anniversary screening of “Field of Dreams.” You’ll want to catch this baseball classic with your whole family. Rosenbloom and Phillips will lead a post-screening discussion with Dwier Brown, the actor who played John Kinsella, the father of Kevin Costner’s character.