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Hitchcock 9! Europa Report! 48 Hour Film Project!
 
Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Happy Thursday Music Boxers,

From August 9th-13th, the Music Box presents The Hitchcock 9, a week of early silent films by one of the greatest film directors of all time, Alfred Hitchcock. We’re presenting film prints newly restored by the BFI National Archive, and select screenings will be accompanied by live music from The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra and Music Box organist Dennis Scott. Purchase advance tickets now.

In the thrilling Europa Report, a contemporary mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. After the loss of communication with Earth, the astronauts must overcome the psychological and physical toll of deep space travel, and survive a discovery on Europa more profound than they had ever imagined. Starring District 9’s Sharlto Copley.

This weekend sees no shortage of badass loners. Our matinee is Sergio Leone’s classic western The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, starring Clint Eastwood in his most iconic role. Friday and Saturday at midnight, Mel Gibson is Mad Max in the post-apocalyptic The Road Warrior and Ryan Gosling takes on Thailand in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives.

Sunday morning marks the second installment of MusicEmotion, a new series in which the world’s leading conductors bring classical masterpieces to cinematic life in these unique programs from Europe’s premier symphony. In Program 2: Bobby McFerrin, the famed “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” singer presents a decidedly unusual musical experience at La Scala. Purchase advance tickets now.

On August 14th & 15th, The 48 Hour Film Project takes over the Music Box, premiering a collection of 60-70 Chicago made short films. All films screening are made – written, shot & edited – in just 48 hours over the weekend of August 9th-11th. All successfully submitted short films will be screened for the first time ever at the Music Box Theatre for two nights only & the best Chicago film will move on to compete for a spot at the Cannes International Film Festival!

We also have another week of screenings of The Hunt, a deeply disturbing depiction of how one impulsive lie can ignite a witch-hunt and destroy a man’s life. Starring Hannibal’s Mads Mikkelsen.

See you at the movies

Thursday, August 8th – Wednesday, August 14th, 2013


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This Week’s Sponsor:

DaBlon Vineyards & Toast Hotel Group

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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
 
 

Europa Report

A film by Sebastián Cordero starring Christian Camargo, Embeth Davidtz, Michael Nyqvist

 

Europa Report follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system.


“A small, brilliantly cast sci-fi gem, a riveting piece of minimalist work.”
–James Verniere, Boston Herald

When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa’s icy surface and may contain single-celled life, Europa Ventures, a privately funded space exploration company, sends six of the best astronauts from around the world to confirm the data and explore the revolutionary discoveries that may lie in the Europan ocean. After a near-catastrophic technical failure that leads to loss of communication with Earth and the tragic death of a crewmember, the surviving astronauts must overcome the psychological and physical toll of deep space travel, and survive a discovery on Europa more profound than they had ever imagined.

 
 
 

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

A film by Sergio Leone starring Eli Wallach, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef

 

Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach are the title triumvirate — double crossing rivals in a Civil War-era odyssey for a treasure in hidden gold. Encountering a group of dying soldiers, each of the desperadoes learns but one facet of the secret bounty, each man focusing his squinty eyes on the $200,000 bounty. Leone’s final chapter in his “Dollars” trilogy has been magnificently restored to its original Italian running time.

 
 
 

The Road Warrior

A film by George Miller starring Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston

 

Remember when Mel Gibson was more of a badass than a psychopath? As Mad Max, Gibson put on a leather jacket and sunglasses, cocked a sawed-off shotgun and became the goddamned Australian Terminator when he defended a gasoline-rich community from a band of awesome looking vehicular-bound thugs. Thirty years out, this film is still an exhilarating look at a dystopic near future of peak oil.

 
 
 

The Hunt

A film by Thomas Vinterberg starring Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp

 

The Hunt is a disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man’s life.


“5 out of 5 stars. One of the year’s best films. It shares ??The Celebration??’s devastating dramatic clarity. Mikkelsen gives a career-topping performance.”
–Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

“Riveting, propelled by a shattering performance by Mads Mikkelsen as the blameless man whose life threatens to be destroyed. Vinterberg’s best film since ??The Celebration??.”
–David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

Driven by Mads Mikkelsen’s shattering performance, The Hunt, is a deeply disturbing depiction of how one impulsive lie can ignite a witch-hunt and destroy a man’s life.

In his most powerful film since The Celebration, director Thomas Vinterberg tells the story of Lucas, a beloved school teacher starting his life over after a difficult divorce, who suddenly finds himself at the center of a devastating maelstrom of community hysteria and mob mentality sparked by one vengeful remark.

Both riveting and sometimes difficult to watch, The Hunt, is a psychological horror story about the fragile nature of trust and how willingly a group of lifelong friends will turn on one of their own.

 
 
 

Only God Forgives

A film by Nicolas Winding Refn starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Yayaying

 

Ryan Gosling and the director of Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn, are back with this visionary Bangkok-set thriller. Julian (Gosling) is a drug kingpin tasked with avenging his brother’s death, but a mysterious, unhinged policeman is following his every move.

 

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