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Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Happy Holidays Music Boxers,

The Christmas season starts now, with The 29th Annual Music Box Christmas Show! For nearly 30 years, the Music Box has brought the beloved classic films White Christmas and It’s A Wonderful Life to the big screen, with the event becoming a holiday tradition for many of our patrons. Join us for a single or double feature and don’t forget, each screening begins with a sing-a-long with the one and only Santa Claus! There are still tickets available for many of our shows, but they are going fast. Purchase advance tickets now.

If Bing Crosby and Jimmy Stewart aren’t your thing, don’t worry, we have you covered! On Tuesday, check out our alternative double feature, A Bob Clark Christmas, featuring two wildly different Christmas movies from director Bob Clark. First off, try not to shoot your eye out with screenings of A Christmas Story, the timeless movie that truly understands what it means to be a kid at Christmas. Then, it’s 1974’s proto-slasher film Black Christmas. Advance tickets available now.

On Wednesday, it’s a double feature of double headers from director Quentin Tarantino! The man behind the upcoming Django Unchained brings you a double dose of Uma Thurman and martial arts with Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2, followed by Grindhouse, his homage to the great cinema of the 1970’s (complete with those amazing trailers. Advance tickets on sale now.

Also, on Monday, we’re reliving Sundance 2012 with ten of the best shorts from the 2012 festival with the Sundance Institute – Art House Project (Note: Because this is a special event, tickets will be $9.25, not our regular Monday $5 admission price). We also have more screenings of Central Park Five and Starlet.

See you at the movies

Thursday, December 13th – Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

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Sundance Institute - Art House Project


For one day, the Music Box relives Sundance 2012 with a selection of ten short films from the 2012 festival. Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their run-time, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is no longer just for the novice.

Films showing are:
The Arm, USA
Bear, Australia
Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared, England
First Birthday, USA
Fishing Without Nets, Kenya/USA
Fungus, Sweden
Meaning of Robots, USA
The Return, Kosovo
Robots of Brixton, England
Song of the Spindle, USA


The Central Park Five

A film by Ken Burns, David McMahon, Sarah Burns


A new documentary from award winning filmmaker Ken Burns.

“The film tells a shocking story in eloquent, even-handed and affecting terms.”
–David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of brutally beating and raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park. New York Mayor Ed Koch called it the “crime of the century” and it remains to date one of the biggest media stories of our time. The five each spent between 6 and 13 years in prison before a shocking confession from a serial rapist and DNA evidence proved their innocence.

Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, The Central Park Five tells the story of how five lives were upended by the rush to judgment by police, a sensationalist media and a devastating miscarriage of justice.



A film by Sean Baker starring Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Stella Maeve


Nothing is ever as it seems…

Starlet explores the unlikely friendship between 21 year-old aspiring actress Jane (Dree Hemingway) and elderly widow Sadie (Besedka Johnson), after their worlds collide in California’s San Fernando Valley. Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates and taking care of her Chihuahua Starlet, while Sadie passes her days alone, tending to her garden.

After a confrontation at a yard sale, Jane finds something unexpected in a relic from Sadie’s past. Her curiosity piqued, she tries to befriend the caustic older woman. Secrets emerge as their relationship grows, revealing that nothing is ever as it seems.

Director Sean Baker continues in the naturalistic style of his previous films, the Spirit Award-nominated Prince of Broadway and Take Out, capturing the rhythms of everyday life with a rare authenticity. Featuring exceptional debut performances by Dree Hemingway (great granddaughter of Ernest) and 85-year-old Besedka Johnson, who received a Special Jury Recognition at SXSW, Starlet is at once provocative, haunting, and surprisingly sweet.


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