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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Happy New Year Music Boxers,

We hope your 2013 is off to an excellent start! After a busy holiday season, we’re excited to bring you another year of great films and special events.

Opening this week is Any Day Now, the newest release from Music Box Films. Inspired by true events, Any Day Now tells the story of a gay couple (Alan Cumming & Garret Dillahunt) in the 1970s that takes in an abandoned mentally handicapped teenager and becomes the family he’s never had. Winner of the Audience Choice Award at the Chicago International Film Festival!

Also this week is Sister, a drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests. A stunning meditation on secrets, lies and moral obligation, director Ursula Meier’s compassionate character study of a boy forced to grow up too fast is a movie for the ages. Independent Spirit Award Nominee for Best International Film!

Friday and Saturday at midnight, it’s Django, a film more violent and pessimistic than anything that ever came before it! Here comes horseless, dark-clad, blazingly blue-eyed Franco Nero dragging a coffin through the inches-thick mud of a crummy town, seemingly populated only by whores and a bartender – and fought over by bandidos and red-hooded clansmen. See the film that’s inspiring filmmakers to this day!

On Saturday and Sunday, we proudly present On The Waterfront, winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. Marlon Brando’s searing performance as an ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggling to stand up to his corrupt union bosses earned him great acclaim, and rightfully so.

See you at the movies

Thursday, January 3rd – Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

 
 

Any Day Now

A film by Travis Fine starring Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, and Isaac Leyva

 

When a teenager with Down syndrome (Isaac Leyva) is abandoned by his mother, a gay couple (Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt) takes him in and becomes the loving family he’s never had.


“Powerful! Superb! Depictions of custody battles have become a cinematic staple, but few register with the heartfelt emotion of ??Any Day Now??.”
–Frank Sheck, The Hollywood Reporter

Inspired by a true story, and winner of 10 Audience Awards at film festivals around the country and starring the amazing Alan Cumming, Any Day Now is a powerful tale of love, acceptance and family. When a teenager with Down syndrome (Isaac Leyva) is abandoned by his mother, a gay couple (Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt) takes him in and becomes the loving family he’s never had. But when their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men are forced to fight a biased legal system to save the life of the child they have come to love as their own. Any Day Now touches on legal and social issues that are as relevant today as they were 35 years ago.

 


Fri, Jan 4 1:30pm · 4:10pm · 6:20pm · 8:30pm
Sat, Jan 5 1:30pm · 4:10pm · 6:20pm · 8:30pm · 8:30pm
Sun, Jan 6 1:30pm · 4:10pm · 6:20pm · 8:30pm
Mon, Jan 7 4:10pm · 6:20pm · 8:30pm
Tue, Jan 8 4:10pm · 6:20pm · 8:30pm
Wed, Jan 9 4:10pm · 6:20pm · 8:30pm
Thu, Jan 10 4:10pm · 6:20pm · 8:30pm
Fri, Jan 11 1:30pm · 4:10pm · 6:20pm · 8:45pm
Sat, Jan 12 1:30pm · 4:10pm · 8:45pm
Sun, Jan 13 10:30am · 4:10pm · 6:20pm · 8:45pm
Mon, Jan 14 4:10pm · 8:45pm
Tue, Jan 15 4:10pm · 6:20pm · 8:45pm
Wed, Jan 16 4:10pm · 8:45pm
Thu, Jan 17 4:10pm · 6:20pm · 8:45pm
Fri, Jan 18 1:30pm · 8:45pm
Sat, Jan 19 1:30pm · 8:45pm
Sun, Jan 20 1:30pm · 8:45pm
Mon, Jan 21 8:45pm
Tue, Jan 22 8:45pm
Thu, Jan 24 8:45pm
Sat, Jan 26 10:30am
Sun, Jan 27 10:29am
 
 
 

Sister

A film by Ursula Meier starring Kacey Mottet Klein, Lea Seydoux, and Martin Compston

 

A stunning meditation on secrets, lies and moral obligation, Ursula Meier’s compassionate character study of a boy forced to grow up too fast is a movie for the ages.

Precocious 12-year-old Simon — played by the unforgettable Kacey Mottet Klein — lives with his wild and irresponsible older sister in a small apartment below a luxurious ski resort nestled in the Swiss Alps. Each day, Simon ascends the lofty mountain above, pilfering ski equipment from the rich and selling it to get by. Left unsupervised, his newfound criminal enterprise and growing attachment to the seasonal workers and guests sends his precarious relationship with his sister spiraling out of control.

A stunning meditation on secrets, lies and moral obligation, Ursula Meier’s compassionate character study of a boy forced to grow up too fast is a movie for the ages.

 


Fri, Jan 4 1:00pm · 4:15pm · 6:30pm · 8:40pm
Sat, Jan 5 1:00pm · 4:15pm · 6:30pm · 8:40pm
Sun, Jan 6 1:00pm · 4:15pm · 6:30pm · 8:40pm
Mon, Jan 7 4:15pm · 6:30pm · 8:40pm
Tue, Jan 8 4:15pm · 6:30pm · 8:40pm
Wed, Jan 9 4:15pm · 6:30pm · 8:40pm
Thu, Jan 10 4:15pm · 6:30pm · 8:40pm
Fri, Jan 11 1:00pm · 4:15pm · 8:40pm
Sat, Jan 12 10:30am · 4:15pm · 6:20pm · 8:40pm
Sun, Jan 13 1:00pm · 4:15pm · 8:40pm
Mon, Jan 14 6:20pm · 8:40pm
Tue, Jan 15 4:15pm · 8:40pm
Wed, Jan 16 4:15pm · 6:20pm · 8:40pm
Thu, Jan 17 4:15pm · 8:40pm
Fri, Jan 18 4:10pm
Sat, Jan 19 4:10pm
Sun, Jan 20 4:10pm
Mon, Jan 21 4:10pm
Tue, Jan 22 4:10pm
Wed, Jan 23 4:10pm
Thu, Jan 24 4:10pm
 
 
 

Django

A film by Sergio Corbucci starring Franco Nero, José Bódalo and Loredana Nusciak

 

A film more violent and pessimistic than anything that ever came before it! Here comes horseless, dark-clad, blazingly blue-eyed Franco Nero dragging a coffin through the inches-thick mud of a crummy town, seemingly populated only by whores and a bartender – and fought over by bandidos and red-hooded clansmen. Featuring Nero’s starmaking role, and the first of what became 30+ official and unofficial sequels.

 


Fri, Jan 4 midnight
Sat, Jan 5 midnight
Fri, Jan 11 midnight
Sat, Jan 12 midnight
Fri, Jan 18 midnight
 
 
 

On the Waterfront

A film by Elia Kazan starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden and Lee J. Cobb

 

Winner of eight Academy Awards, sweeping all the majors, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. Marlon Brando’s searing performance as an ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggling to stand up to his corrupt union bosses earned him great acclaim, and rightfully so. Karl Malden is the crusading Catholic priest who serves as moral inspiration for Brando’s dockworker.

 


Sat, Jan 5 10:30am
Sun, Jan 6 10:30am
 
 
 

Jackie Brown

A film by Quentin Tarantino starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert De Niro

 

Jackie Brown is an aging flight attendant who smuggles cash on the side. But when she’s busted and pressured to help with an investigation, she plans to play the opposing forces against each other and walk away with the dough.

 


Fri, Jan 4 midnight
Sat, Jan 5 midnight
 
 
 

The Big Picture

A film by Eric Lartigau starring Romain Duris, Marina Foïs and Niels Arestrup

 

Is it possible to disappear, to start over, to reinvent ourselves and, ultimately, to become someone else entirely?

Paul Exben (Romain Duris in an intense performance) is a handsome and successful thirty-something Parisian corporate lawyer with a beautiful wife, two children, and a glimmering future as a partner in the firm he co-owns with his mentor, Anne (Catherine Deneuve.) But behind this deceptively perfect bourgeois façade lies a desire for creative fulfillment, a restless spirit who despises his conformist life and envies the freedom of his neighbor Greg (Eric Ruf) an uncompromising photojournalist.

Greg’s unexpected death throws Paul’s life into chaos, and he makes a startling decision that pushes him into unknown territory. Embarking on a cross-continent odyssey of self-discovery and reinvention, Paul experiences what many have wondered at some point in life: is it possible to become someone else?

With Hitchcockian precision and echoes of Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley, director Eric Lartigau (The Players, I Do) explores themes of identity and creativity as he tracks this unique fugitive on a gripping journey from Paris and Brittany to Montenegro and points beyond, eliciting suspense out of one man’s fear of getting caught after he engineers the ultimate fresh start.

 


Thu, Jan 3 1:30pm · 4:00pm · 6:20pm · 8:40pm
Sat, Jan 5 10:30am
Sun, Jan 6 10:30am
 

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