Son of 70mm Film Festival
Friday, July 11th – Thursday, July 24th, 2014
The Music Box Theatre is proud to bring you the return of our two-week festival of films presented in glorious 70mm. See these films as their creators wished them to be seen: on the big screen, in a theatre, on film, and in 70mm.
directed by David Lean in English starring Peter O'Toole, Alex Guinness, Omar Sharif, and Anthony Quinn
Winner of 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture in 1962, Lawrence of Arabia is a timeless motion picture masterpiece.
In honor of its five decades as one of the best films ever made, we are screening the film as part of the 2014 70mm Film Festival. This is a rare opportunity to see Lawrence of Arabia on the big screen with the detail and range of color and brightness that is only possible in 70mm.
Directed by David Lean (The Bridge on the River Kwai) and starring Peter O’Toole in a career making performance, this is the #7 film on the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time.
directed by Richard Fleischer
Rex Harrison embodies musical film perfection in 70mm as the kindly animal doctor in Leslie Bricusse’s musical fantasy Doctor Dolittle. He can talk with the animals — in 498 animal dialects.
Dolittle gathers up his friends Matthew Mugg (Anthony Newley) and Emma Fairfax (Samantha Eggar) and heads off on a journey to the South Seas to find the elusive great pink snail and the giant lunar moth. Along the way, the group encounters a succession of bizarre human and animal characters — most notably the legendary pushme-pullyou, an animal so freakish that it compels Albert Blossom (Richard Attenborough) to burst out into the exuberant song, “I’ve Never Seen Anything Like it in My Life.”
directed by Stanley Kubrick in English starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, and Jean Simmons
Director Stanley Kubrick tells the tale of Spartacus (Kirk Douglas), the bold gladiator slave, and Varinia (Jean Simmons), the woman who believed in his cause. Challenged by the power-hungry General Crassus (Laurence Olivier), Spartacus is forced to face his convictions and the power of Imperial Rome at its glorious height.
The inspirational true account of man’s eternal struggle for freedom, Spartacus combines history with spectacle to create a moving drama of love and commitment.
2001: A Space Odyssey [70mm]
directed by Stanley Kubrick in English starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, and William Sylvester
The classic Kubrick film presented in 70mm. 2001: A Space Odyssey is a countdown to tomorrow, a road map to human destiny, a quest for the infinite. It is a dazzling, Academy Award®-winning visual achievement, a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a stunning meld of music and motion.
It may be the masterwork of director Stanley Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke)… and it will likely excite, inspire and enthrall for generations.
Natalie Wood made her last screen appearance in Brainstorm; in fact, she died before the film was completed, necessitating extensive rewrites.
Wood’s character is secondary to the one played by Christopher Walken. A research scientist, Walken has been experimenting with a revolutionary brain-reading device. This wondrous machine is able to read a person’s thought processes and translate them to videotape. When Walken wants to study the brainwaves of his late partner Louise Fletcher, he finds himself seriously at odds with his superiors—not to mention several ominous-looking government types, headed by Cliff Robertson.
directed by Paul Thomas Anderson starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams
Paul Thomas Anderson’s first film since 2007’s There Will Be Blood — The Master is a 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as “the Master”, whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man.
directed by Steven Lisberger starring Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, and David Warner
Sometimes when you’re the first to do something, you’re also the last. Taking a huge gamble on the use of CGI and other cutting edge special effects techniques, Disney and director Steve Lisberger’s sci-fi computer fantasy became a bit of a dud upon release. But it remains to this day a unique vision of a computer’s inner landscape that even its sequel couldn’t replicate quite the same way. As for the story, who doesn’t love what is essentially a 90-minute prison-break action flick starring Jeff Bridges? Oh, and did we mention the prison they’re trying to escape is the inside of a computer?! Celebrate the 30th anniversary with us!
directed by Alfred Hitchcock in English starring James Stewart, Kim Novak and Barbara Bel Geddes
A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend’s wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.
starring Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, Jonathan Winters, Edie Adams, Dorothy Provine, Jimmy Durante, Peter Falk
Before literally kicking the bucket when his car careens off an embankment, “Smiler” Grogan tells onlookers he’s stashed $350,000 beneath the big “W” in Santa Rosita — and thus begins a mad dash to recover said dough.
Gen. George S. Patton earned the nickname “Blood and Guts” for his determination on the battlefield. This epic-scale production follows the commander as he guides his troops across Africa and Europe, illuminating a man whose life was defined by war.
Full Festival Passes $70.00
Individual tickets: $12.00
Tickets will go on sale Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Friday, July 11th
Lawrence of Arabia
Sunday, July 13th
Lawrence of Arabia
Monday, July 14th
Lawrence of Arabia
Tuesday, July 15th
2001: A Space Odyssey
Thursday, July 17th
Monday, July 21st
Tuesday, July 22nd
Thursday, July 24th
Ten films will screen as part of the festival, ranging from David Lean’s epic Lawrence of Arabia to the star-studded comedy It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World to the influential sci-fi Tron. Additionally, we’re bringing back some favorites from our first 70mm Festival, including Hicthcock’s Vertigo, Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master.
Other instances of the 70mm Film Festival
Friday, February 15th – Thursday, February 28th, 2013