Upcoming Special Events

The Chicago Irish Film Festival

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Sat 28 Feb – Sat 7 Mar

The Chicago Irish Film Festival

CIFF celebrates its 16th year presenting the diversity and creativity of contemporary Irish film-making with two special programs at the Music Box Theatre.

NT Live 2015

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Sun 8 Mar – Wed 31 Dec

NT Live 2015

Not everyone is able to fly all over the world to enjoy great theatre. The Music Box has partnered with the National Theatre of London to bring some of the best in British theatre to Chicago.

Get Real: Docs at the Box

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Tue 3  – Tue 24 Mar

Get Real: Docs at the Box

On Tuesday nights in March, get ready to get real with some of the year’s most acclaimed documentaries, followed by post-screening Q&As with directors and experts.

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry Opening Weekend Filmmaker Discussions

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Thu 5  – Thu 19 Mar

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry Opening Weekend Filmmaker Discussions

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.

Second Saturday Silent Cinema

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Sat 14 Mar – Sat 11 Apr

Second Saturday Silent Cinema

A tribute to silent film that only the Music Box can offer! Named by Chicago Magazine as the Best New Film Series of 2011. Now presented on the second Saturday of every month at noon!

Growing Up Baumbach: A Tribute to Noah Baumbach’s 20 Years in Film
Wed 25 Feb – Thu 19 Mar

Growing Up Baumbach: A Tribute to Noah Baumbach’s 20 Years in Film

This celebration of Noah Baumbach’s 20-year career showcases his work from The High School Years (The Squid and the Whale), End of College (Kicking and Screaming), Late 20’s / Confusion and Finding Yourself (Frances Ha) and Finally Becoming an Adult (While We’re Young).

The Music Box Theatre, IFP/Chicago and the Midwest Independent Film Festival co-present “75 Minutes with Joel Potrykus” Saturday March 14th

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Sat 14 Mar, midnight

The Music Box Theatre, IFP/Chicago and the Midwest Independent Film Festival co-present “75 Minutes with Joel Potrykus” Saturday March 14th

directed by Joel Potrykus starring Joshua Burge (2014)

Director Joel Potrykus will discuss his career and the making of the SXSW hit BUZZARD with Drew Hunt from the Chicago Reader. The 10pm conversation will be followed by a midnight screening of BUZZARD.

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents <cite>Love’s Labours Lost</cite>

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Sun 15 Mar, 11:30am

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Love’s Labours Lost

directed by Christopher Luscombe in English (2014)

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents a new production of Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy. Filmed in London.

CFCA Film Discussions
Wed 25 Feb

CFCA Film Discussions

The CFCA (Chicago Film Critics Association) has partnered with the Music Box Theatre to hold dynamic and thoughtful discussions in the theatre’s fun and creative atmosphere.

The goal is to support the theatrical release of art-house, independent, foreign and classical cinema by encouraging moviegoers to think outside the box and deepen their cinematic educational experience.

Field Trips: Cinema Science with the Field Museum!

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Sun 15 Feb – Sun 22 Mar

Field Trips: Cinema Science with the Field Museum!

The Field Museum heads to the Music Box Theatre on a few field trips! These educational and entertaining events combine film and cinema and go behind Hollywood. Join us to delve into the reality and science behind the silver screen!

Wine In Film: A Series
Thu 26 Feb – Thu 30 Apr

Wine In Film: A Series

The Music Box Theatre and Wine Enthusiast Magazine will partner to bring you a series of films followed by thoughtful and intellectual discussions topped off with the perfect wine pairing. This series hopes to further Chicago’s film community around the art of visual story telling accompanied with the perfect wine. Each screening will feature special guests and special wines.

Chicago Critics Film Festival 2015

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Fri 1  – Thu 7 May

Chicago Critics Film Festival 2015

The 2015 Chicago Critics Film Festival will be a grand week of Chicago premieres! Check in to see updates as films are announced!

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