Happy Thursday Music Boxers,
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and we’re proud to say The Great Beauty received a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film! We’re screening the film for another week, so come by and check out this great film on the big screen! And keep an eye out, we’ll be making announcements soon about our upcoming screenings of the Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts Program (Starting Jan 31st) and our For Your Consideration series, featuring a special selection of this year’s nominated films (Playing Feb 16th-20th).
Opening this week is Big Bad Wolves, called “The best film of 2013” by Quentin Tarantino! A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course in this gripping revenge thriller. Film.com calls it “A masterfully queasy blend of dark humor and darker humanity”.
On Tuesday, we’re hosting the latest film in The New York Film Critics Series, the program that gave Chicago an early look at Best Picture nominees Nebraska and American Hustle. This month’s sneak preview is At Middleton, starring Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga as two strangers who meet on their children’s campus tour at the idyllic Middleton College. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Garcia, simulcast live from New York. Purchase advance tickets now.
Next Thursday, Sound Opinions presents Diner, the seminal coming-of-age story from Barry Levinson. The evening will be hosted by pop music critic Jim DeRogatis and Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot. Purchase advance tickets now.
Our matinees this weekend include Old Goats, the newest release from Music Box Films about a trio of gutsy septuagenarians who refuse to “go quietly into that good night”, the Oscar-winning classic tale of love and war From Here To Eternity, featuring that iconic beach scene, and National Theatre Live presents Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Doctor and Johnny Lee Miller as the Creature (Purchase advance tickets).
We also have midnight screenings of the deliciously awful The Room (Purchase advance tickets), the cult musical classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Purchase advance tickets), Evangelion 3.0 and Anohana The Movie (Purchase advance tickets).
And don’t miss our exciting new films opening next week, the epic Generation War, with a special panel presentation on Saturday Jan 25th, and fellow Oscar-nominee The Broken Circle Breakdown.
See you at the movies