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Only God Forgives! Crystal Fairy! Rocky Horror!
Thursday, July 18th, 2013

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

Thursday, July 18th – Wednesday, July 24th, 2013


Only God Forgives

A film by Nicolas Winding Refn starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Yayaying


Ryan Gosling and the director of Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn, are back with this visionary Bangkok-set thriller. Julian (Gosling) is a drug kingpin tasked with avenging his brother’s death, but a mysterious, unhinged policeman is following his every move.


Fri, Jul 19 2:30pm · 5:15pm · 7:30pm · 9:45pm
Sat, Jul 20 2:30pm · 5:15pm · 7:30pm · 9:45pm
Sun, Jul 21 2:30pm · 5:15pm · 7:30pm · 9:45pm
Mon, Jul 22 5:15pm · 7:30pm · 9:45pm
Tue, Jul 23 5:15pm · 7:30pm · 9:45pm
Wed, Jul 24 5:15pm · 7:30pm · 9:45pm
Thu, Jul 25 5:15pm · 7:30pm · 9:45pm
Fri, Jul 26 3:45pm · 5:45pm · 7:45pm · 9:45pm
Sat, Jul 27 1:45pm · 3:45pm · 5:45pm · 7:45pm · 9:45pm
Sun, Jul 28 1:45pm · 3:45pm · 5:45pm · 7:45pm · 9:45pm
Mon, Jul 29 5:45pm · 7:45pm · 9:45pm
Tue, Jul 30 5:45pm · 7:45pm · 9:45pm
Wed, Jul 31 5:45pm · 7:45pm · 9:45pm
Thu, Aug 1 5:45pm · 7:45pm · 9:45pm
Fri, Aug 2 3:00pm · 5:00pm
Sat, Aug 3 11:30am · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Sun, Aug 4 1:00pm · 3:00pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Mon, Aug 5 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Tue, Aug 6 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Wed, Aug 7 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Thu, Aug 8 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Fri, Aug 9 midnight
Sat, Aug 10 midnight
Fri, Aug 16 midnight
Sat, Aug 17 midnight

Crystal Fairy

A film by Sebastián Silva starring Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann, Agustín Silva


In this freewheeling comedy from the director of The Maid, Michael Cera stars as a shaggy, boorish young American traveling through Chile searching for a rare hallucinogen.

“??Crystal Fairy?? is an acid trip where the frequent bonhomie is doused by sobering introspection.”
–Jeremy Kay, The Guardian

Jamie (Cera) is a boorish, insensitive American twentysomething traveling in Chile, who somehow manages to create chaos at every turn. He and his friends are planning on taking a road trip north to experience a legendary shamanistic hallucinogen called the San Pedro cactus. In a fit of drunkenness at a wild party, Jamie invites an eccentric woman — a radical spirit named Crystal Fairy (Hoffmann) — to come along. What is meant to be a devil-may-care journey becomes a battle of wills as Jamie finds himself locking horns with his new traveling companion. But on a remote, pristine beach at the edge of the desert, the magic brew is finally imbibed, and the true adventure begins.


Fri, Jul 19 2:20pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Sat, Jul 20 2:20pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Sun, Jul 21 2:20pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Mon, Jul 22 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Tue, Jul 23 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Wed, Jul 24 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Thu, Jul 25 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Sat, Jul 27 11:30am
Sun, Jul 28 11:30am

The Room

Purchase advance tickets online

The Room is back!

If you miss this it will tear you APART, Lisa!

The Room

A film by Tommy Wiseau starring Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle and Greg Sestero


This “electrifying American black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies” stars (and was directed, written and produced by) the mysterious Tommy Wiseau, and has been a cult favorite in LA since 2003!. “Enter The Room and leave forever changed!”

Uninhibited by cinematic convention, this quirky cult favorite about lust and duplicity delivers nonstop laughs from beginning to end as the film’s central character (writer-director Tommy Wiseau) discovers that his foxy fiancée, Lisa (Juliette Danielle), is bedding his best friend. Adding to the hilarity are Greg Sestero, who plays the backstabbing buddy, and Carolyn Minnott as Lisa’s materialistic mom.


Fri, Jul 19 midnight
Fri, Dec 4 10:00pm


A film by Various starring Kelsy Abbott, Hannah Al Rashid, Fachry Albar


Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static—white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. But you must fight the urge to relax: this is no mere movie night. Those obsolete spools contain more than just magnetic tape. They are imprinted with the very soul of evil. This is modern horror at its most inventive, shrewdly subverting our expectations about viral videos in ways that are just as satisfying as they are sadistic. The result is the rarest of all tapes—a second generation with no loss of quality.


Fri, Jul 19 midnight
Sat, Jul 20 midnight
Fri, Jul 26 midnight
Sat, Jul 27 midnight

Death Rides a Horse

A film by Giulio Petroni starring Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law, Mario Brega


A young boy witnesses the brutal slaughter of his parents by bandits and grows up into a vengeful young man (John Philip Law). Relentlessly pursuing the killers, the man enlists help from an outlaw (Lee Van Cleef), a veteran gunslinger who hides his own dark past. Classically told and positively gripping, this violent European oater features a pounding, percussive score by Ennio Morricone.


Sat, Jul 20 11:30am
Sun, Jul 21 11:30am

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