Summer Music Film Festival 2013

Friday, June 28th – Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Everyone loves a good music festival. Lollapalooza, Summerfest, Pitchfork, Walkarusa, Coachella – all great places to hear great music. The Music Box Theatre and WBEZ Chicago’s Sound Opinions have an indoor option for you that helps you avoid sunburn and heatstroke and will take you on a journey of music and film from the past 40+ years! The Third Annual Summer Music Festival will rock your face off.

Chicago Sun-Times: “The A-List”

by , Fri 28 Jun 2013, 3:28pm

The Music Box is showing Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure as part of its Summer Music Film Festival, and Bill (Alex Winter) is even stopping by on Sunday to present his documentary Downloaded, about the rise and fall of Napster.

Chicago Tribune: “CHICAGO CLOSE-UP”

by Nina Metz, Thu 27 Jun 2013, 2:52pm

WBEZ’s “Sound Opinions” teams up with the Music Box for the Summer Music Film Festival, a series of music-related docs and concert films through Tuesday, beginning with “Ain’t in it For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm” (the singer and drummer for the Band who died of throat cancer last year). “Sound Opinions” co-hosts Jim DeRogatis and Tribune rock critic Greg Kot will introduce the screening (7 p.m. Friday).

The Local Tourist: “Events: Summer Music Film Festival”

by , Fri 28 Jun 2013, 2:32pm

Gapers Block: “Weekend Traffic: What's happening this weekend and beyond?”

by , Thu 27 Jun 2013, 2:06pm

The Summer Music Film Festival starts Friday at the Music Box.

Daily Herald: “Weekend picks: Lynn, Travis grace RiverEdge stage Saturday”

by Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart, Fri 28 Jun 2013, 3:46pm

The third annual Music Box Summer Music Film Festival brings the best new documentary and concert films available about performers and music. There will be five days and nights of great music movies, featuring everything from break dancing (“Wild Style”) and Detroit punk (“A Band Called Death”) to air guitar (“Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”) and the new documentary, “Ain’t in It for My Health.”

Choose Chicago: “Five Must-See Movies at the Summer Music Film Festival”

by Katie Karpowicz, Thu 27 Jun 2013, 6:00am

For movie buffs with an affinity for music, the Summer Music Film Festival – presented by the beloved Music Box Theatre and WBEZ’s music talk show Sound Opinions – is the premiere event of the summer.

Chicago Reader: “Our guide to the Summer Music Film Festival at Music Box”

by , Wed 26 Jun 2013, 3:31pm

The five-day blowout includes documentaries on Death, John Fahey, Nels Cline, and Levon Helm.

The Local Tourist: “10 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend”

by , Fri 28 Jun 2013, 2:57pm

In these films, the soundtrack makes the movie. Excellent.

Chicago Sun-Times: “Summer Music Film Festival cuts across all genres”

by Mary Houlihan, Thu 27 Jun 2013, 12:46pm

“Ain’t in It for My Health” (3½ stars) is one of 11 films screening at the Summer Music Film Festival, now in its third year at the Music Box Theatre. The Helm doc will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday; 6 p.m. Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Chicago Reader: “Reader's Agenda Fri 6/28: After Dark at the Art Institute, Summer Music Film Festival, and Naked Raygun.”

by Tosten Burks, Fri 28 Jun 2013, 2:21pm

The Summer Music Film Festival kicks off today at the Music Box and runs through the weekend. Opening night includes a documentary about the late rock legend Levon Helm, Tommy, the British rock opera based on the Who’s album of the same name, and more.

Chicago Reader: “Agenda - Reader Recommended”

by , Thu 27 Jun 2013, 2:06pm

It’s fun that Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is part of the Summer Music Film Festival. It’s extra fun that Bill is showing up. Alex Winter appears Sunday to present his documentary Downloaded, about the rise and fall of Napster.

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