Happy Thursday Music Boxers,
Opening this week is the illuminating documentary Watermark. Watermark tells the story of our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use. We’ll be joined by Director Jennifer Baichwal for Q&As on Friday and Saturday at 7:20pm, who The Boston Globe calls “simply best at the long view of the human species and its impact”.
The top prize winner at the Berlin Film Festival, Child’s Pose pivots on a riveting performance by Luminita Gheorghiu as a steely, well-to-do Bucharest architect determined to keep her 30-something deadbeat son out of jail after a deadly car crash. Rated 95% FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes, Child’s Pose is a spellbinding drama of social commentary and psychological realism.
Next week, our schedule is packed with special events! On Tuesday, the Sound Of Silent Film Festival features newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films. On Wednesday, the New York Film Critics Series presents an advance screening of Locke, the critically acclaimed new film starring Tom Hardy. On Thursday, The Found Footage Festival returns to the Music Box with a new collection of VHS oddities from the world’s garage sales, thrift stores warehouses and dumpsters.
We also have weekend matinee screenings of Hitchcock’s Notorious with the incomparable screen couple Cary Grant & Ingrid Bergman, midnights of John Waters’ Cry Baby with Johnny Depp and the post-apocalyptic Car Cemetery, and fittingly, weekend screenings of Le Week-End, the hit indie romance starring Jim Broadbent.
Just up the street from us at The Mercury Theater, take a trip to AVENUE Q THE MUSICAL, running Thursday April 24, 2014 to Sunday June 29, 2014. This hilarious modern musical focuses on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life. Although it is filled with uproarious adult humor, AVENUE Q reminds us of a beloved children’s show: a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good and life lessons are learned. Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. AVENUE Q may not be appropriate for young children. Parents should use discretion based on the maturity of their children.
Finally, the full lineup of the Chicago Critics Film Festival has been announced! Running May 9th-May 15th, the festival includes new films from a wide variety of filmmakers ranging from award winners to talented newcomers, and scheduled appearances from David Wain, Bobcat Goldthwait, Shep Gordon, Dick Miller and more! Check out the full schedule and buy tickets now!
See you at the movies