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