Happy Thursday Music Boxers,
It’s a star-studded week at the Music Box! Ryan Gosling stars in Only God Forgives, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Reuniting for the first time since 2011’s Oscar-nominated Drive, the film follows a drug kingpin tasked with avenging his brother’s death, but a mysterious, unhinged policeman is following his every move. Incredibly divisive, this dark and haunting film is not to be missed!
In Crystal Fairy, Michael Cera stars as a shaggy, boorish young American traveling through Chile searching for a rare hallucinogen. Gaby Hoffman co-stars in this freewheeling comedy from the director of The Maid, which RedEye calls “Sometimes funny and ultimately devastating”.
This weekend at midnight, we’re playing the horror anthology V/H/S/2, a dark and twisted journey from a cavalcade of filmmakers. Also, on Friday night, we’re screening The Room, a film commonly known as Worst Movie Ever (Purchase advance tickets). On Saturday night, do the Time Warp with The Rocky Horror Picture Show, complete with live shadow cast (Purchase advance tickets).
Our weekend matinees are the spaghetti western Death Rides A Horse, starring western mainstay Lee Van Cleef, and the baseball comedy Dealin’ With Idiots, starring and directed by Chicago native Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and costarring Fred Willard, Bob Odenkirk, RIchard Kind and JB Smoove.
And finally, the 3rd Annual Chicago French Film Festival is next week, July 26th – Aug 2nd! We have an exciting lineup, featuring Jean Reno, Diane Kruger, Matthieu Amalric, a special presentation of Wim Wenders’ classic Wings of Desire, special guests and receptions, and much more. Check out the Full Schedule, and purchase advance tickets now.
See you at the movies