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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints! The Attack! Midnight Run!
 
Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Happy Thursday Music Boxers,

The gritty landscape of 1970s Texas Hill Country is the backdrop for the mood-drenched collision of love and crime in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. After his pregnant wife (Rooney Mara) makes a fateful mistake during a shootout, a bank robber (Casey Affleck) faces a 25-year sentence that destroys his dreams of a family life. Co-starring Ben Foster, the new film from director David Lowery was one of the most acclaimed films at the Sundance Film Festival.

In The Attack, a surgeon goes on a pursuit of the truth when his wife is accused of being the culprit behind a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. While trying to clear her name, he finds himself in ever more dangerous situations and seeking answers to questions he never thought he would be asking. Currently rated 91% Fresh on RottenTomatoes.com.

At midnight this weekend, it’s the horror-comedy Saturday Morning Mystery, featuring a Q&A with director Spencer Parsons. A plucky team of amateur paranormal investigators (and their dog!) struggle to make ends meet by debunking reports of supernatural incidents. However, their latest case, involving suspicious disappearances and linked with an old schoolhouse, may find them getting in over their heads! Purchase advance tickets now.

Also this weekend at midnight, we’re screening Midnight Run. This Robert DeNiro-Charles Grodin road trip is one of the finest examples of the action-comedy genre (Roger Ebert gave it 3.5 Stars).

We also have matinee screenings of the groovy thriller Corruption (Never released in the US!) and the stirring documentary hit The Act Of Killing.

Finally, looking for something to do for the next few months? The Music Box Theatre Fall Calendar is out now, swing by the the theatre and pick up your copy today!

See you at the movies

Thursday, August 29th – Wednesday, September 4th, 2013


DaBlon Vineyards & Toast Hotel Group

This Week’s Sponsor:

DaBlon Vineyards & Toast Hotel Group

Wine country is closer than you think. Check this special offer to spend the night in one of SW Michigan’s finest hotels and enjoy complimentary tastings of Dablon, Music Box and Moraine wines.

The Grape Escape from $159 per night

Enjoy:

  • Wine tasting at Dablon Vineyards
  • Wine trail provisions
  • Joe Coffee Market breakfast bucks ($20 value)
  • S’mores at our waterfront fire pit
  • Blankets and chairs available for your trip to the winery, orchard or beach
 
 

The Attack

A film by Ziad Doueiri starring Ali Suliman, Reymonde Amsellem

 

When a suicide bombing happens in Tel Aviv, a surgeon goes on a pursuit of the truth when his wife is accused of being the bomber.


“Surefooted and fearless even as it ventures deeper and deeper into the dark heart of one of the most defining and complex conflicts of our time.”
–Jessica Kiang, indieWIRE

An Israeli Palestinian surgeon, Amin Jaafari, lives a virtually picture perfect life in Tel Aviv. He has a loving wife, a successful career, and many Jewish friends but his entire world is turned upside down when a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem, who also died in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced of her innocence, Amin enters the Palestinian territories in pursuit of the truth. Once there, he finds himself in ever more dangerous situations and seeking answers to questions he never thought he would be asking.

 
 
 

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

A film by David Lowery starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine

 

The gritty landscape of 1970s Texas Hill Country is the backdrop for this mood-drenched collision of love and crime.

After his pregnant wife (Rooney Mara) makes a fateful mistake during a shootout, a bank robber (Casey Affleck) faces a 25-year sentence that destroys his dreams of a family life. Shot through with the yearning and melancholy of a folk ballad, David Lowery’s directorial breakthrough—one of the most acclaimed films at Sundance—extends the Bonnie and Clyde tradition with its breathtaking meditation on the fragility and transience of love.

 
 
 

Saturday Morning Mystery with Director Spencer Parsons in attendance!

Purchase advance tickets online

We’re excited to host director Spencer Parsons as he joins us for 2 nights of screenings of his film about a plucky team of amateur paranormal investigators (and their dog!) who take on a case involving rumors of suspicious disappearances and violent deaths linked with the abandoned Kyser schoolhouse.

Saturday Morning Mystery

A film by Spencer Parsons starring Ashley Rae Spillers, Josephine Decker, Johnny Mars

 

A plucky team of amateur paranormal investigators (and their dog!) struggle to make ends meet by debunking reports of supernatural incidents. With the group on the verge of bankruptcy, they take on a case involving rumors of suspicious disappearances and violent deaths linked with the abandoned Kyser schoolhouse. Discounting stories of satanic practices, the team proceeds, desperately chasing cash and the opportunity to fulfill their lives’ mission – to catch a real ghost.

On a tour guided by the local sheriff, the crew learns of the schoolhouse’s gruesome past, and despite the sheriff’s advice to spend the night in a hotel, they decide to stay. They set up their gear and prepare for nightfall, and when the sun goes down, the truth comes out: the Kyser house might actually be haunted by sadistic spirits – or something even worse.

Director Spencer Parsons will be in attendance for Q&A on Fri & Sat night!

 


Fri, Aug 30 midnight
 
 
 

Midnight Run

A film by Martin Brest starring Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Dennis Farina

 

Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) is a former Chicago cop working as a bounty hunter in LA. Assigned to track down mafia accountant Jonathan “The Duke” Mardukas (Charles Grodin) who’s skipped bail after embezzling a cool $15 million from Chicago mob boss Jimmy Serrano (Dennis Farina in one of his most memorable tough-guy roles). What was supposed to be an easy job gets complicated quickly once the FBI and the mafia get involved. Featuring a ridiculously stacked cast of excellent character actors, Dennis Farina manages to soar above them all.

 
 
 

Corruption

A film by Robert Hartford-Davis starring Peter Cushing, Sue Lloyd, Noel Trevarthen

 

Beginning as a swingin’ remake of Eyes Without a Face but ending a little closer to Straw Dogs (despite being made three years earlier than Peckinpah’s film), this groovy little thriller stars Peter Cushing as a surgeon desperately seeking a means to restore the badly-burned face of his hot young fiancee.

As the bodies start piling up, the doctor and his bride-to-be retreat to the seclusion of the coast, whereupon they meet the sinister friends of an attractive missing runaway…

Never released in the US, this is the world premiere of Sony’s new restoration of the film!

 
 
 

The Act of Killing

A film by Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn starring Haji Anif, Syamsul Arifin, Sakhyan Asmara

 

Nominated for Best Documentary – Feature Length


“I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal, and frightening in at least a decade ... it is unprecedented in the history of cinema.”
–Werner Herzog

“Never before has anyone made a documentary like ??The Act of Killing?? … essential and enraging, it is a film that begs to be seen.”
Variety

In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, the filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love.

The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.

Shaking audiences at the 2012 Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals and winning an Audience Award at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, The Act of Killing is an unprecedented film that, according to The Los Angeles Times, “could well change how you view the documentary form.”

 

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