Upcoming Special Events
Access Contemporary Music’s (ACM) popular Sound of Silent Film Festival – now in its ninth year! – features newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films. This year’s festival features short dramas, comedies and experimental films from exciting young filmmakers around the world, all with new scores by our composer members.
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 simulcast with the stars and filmmakers.
directed by Jeremy Saulnier in English starring Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves (2013)
Director Q&A scheduled! Post party hosted by Fandor with drinks at Cullen’s Irish Pub!
“The most suspenseful American film of the year: sudden, terrifying, and excitingly singular.” —Gabe Toro, indieWIRE
directed by Hilla Medalia in English starring Pierre Dulaine, Yvonne Marceau, Alaa Bubali (2013)
The Chicago chapter of the program featured in the film, Dancing Classrooms Chicagoland (DCC), will be hosting a screening party Saturday May 3rd at 7:15pm.
directed by John Landis starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short (1987)
What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with a story of overcoming adversity and fighting for freedom? Grab a $5 ticket and Lagunitas and enjoy Cinco De Mayo!
Audrey Tautou, Robin Wright, Jenny Slate and Hugo Weaving among the stars on display at this year’s festival.