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Big Star & Trapped In The Closet at the Music Box!
 
Monday, July 15th, 2013

Hey Music Film Lovers,

This week, we’re screening Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, a feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music’s greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star. This film is a unique portrait of an incredibly talented group of musicians who crafted three albums now considered pop masterpieces (all of which charted on Rolling Stone’s top 500 albums of all time). Purchase advance tickets now.

Then, in August, back by popular demand, it’s R. Kelly’s Trapped In The Closet! We’re screening the classic hip hopera on at midnight on August 23rd & 24th. Dress up as your favorite character and sing along with every crazy plot twist. It’s the perfect way to end your summer. Purchase advance tickets now.

Monday, July 15th – Sunday, July 21st, 2013

 
 

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music’s greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star.

Join us for the special screening of the story of cult band Big Star. This film is a unique portrait of an incredibly talented group of musicians who crafted three albums now considered pop masterpieces (all of which charted on Rolling Stone’s top 500 albums of all time).

“You really cannot better Big Star. To this day, I can well up with tears listening to that stuff — it’s so beautiful. In a way, I still can’t understand why they weren’t enormous.”
—Peter Holsapple, the dB’s

 


Mon, Jul 15 7:30pm
 
 
 

Sing-a-Long Trapped in the Closet

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In Trapped in the Closet, R. Kelly’s classic hip hopera, Kels takes on the role of Sylvester, who has a simple one-night stand with a preacher’s wife and then ends up in a web of preposterous lies and a series of outlandish plot twists ranging from used rubbers on his bed to an asthmatic midget male stripper who likes to hang out with a white chick named Bridget. Throughout all of these misadventures, the drama is played as fiercely straight as R. Kelly, and the tale is told through rhyme after rhyme after rhyme.

Over the years, some audiences have hailed Trapped in the Closet as the “Plan 9 From Outer Space of music videos,” while others have recognized it as the masterpiece from our generation’s greatest living R&B legend. But whichever camp you fall into, one thing is certain – there will be no better cinematic event this year than singing and dancing and playing with props in a theater full of other R. Kelly fans at the fully interactive R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along.

Trapped in the Closet

A film by R. Kelly and Jim Swaffield starring R. Kelly, Cat Wilson, and Rolando Boyce

 

“So I pulled out my beretta…”

In R. Kelly’s classic hip hopera, Kels takes on the role of Sylvester, who has a simple one-night stand with a preacher’s wife and then ends up in a web of preposterous lies and a series of outlandish plot twists ranging from used rubbers on his bed to an asthmatic midget male stripper who likes to hang out with a white chick named Bridget. Throughout all of these misadventures, the drama is played as fiercely straight as R. Kelly, and the tale is told through rhyme after rhyme after rhyme. And y’all get to singalong to line after line after line.

 


Fri, Aug 23 midnight
 

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