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French Film Festival! Low Winter Sun! Pee Wee Herman!
 
Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Bonjour Music Boxers,

The Chicago French Film Festival is this week! Highlights include films starring Jean Reno, Diane Kruger and Matthieu Amalric, a special presentation of Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire, special guests and receptions, and much more. The Third Annual Chicago French Film Festival promises to be the most comprehensive, diverse and exciting year yet! Check out the official website for the full schedule and film descriptions. Purchase advance tickets now.

Only God Forgives continues its run, with multiple screenings every day. Reuniting Drive star Ryan Gosling and director Nicolas Winding Refn, this dark and intriguing tale of revenge will be on your mind long after leaving the theatre.

On Monday, join us for a FREE sneak peek of the first episode of AMC’s highly-anticipated original new drama series Low Winter Sun, followed by a live, streamed interview with the cast and crew. From the network that brought you Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, comes a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge, and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred, starring Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty, Kick-Ass). See it before all your friends tell you about this great new show you have to watch. RSVP for your FREE ticket now.

At midnight this weekend, we’re screening the classic love story of a man and his bike, the eminently quotable Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, as well as the horror anthology V/H/S/2.

Weekend matinees include the freewheeling Michael Cera comedy Crystal Fairy and The Grand Duel, a western tale of revenge starring Lee Van Cleef.

And finally, on Thursday August 1st, we’re doing a FREE sneak preview of Cockneys Vs Zombies, the brand new horror comedy. A bank robbery goes wrong when an unexpected threat emerges: Zombies. RSVP for free tickets now.

See you at the movies

Wednesday, July 24th – Tuesday, July 30th, 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.

 


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
 
 
 

AMC Television and the Art House Convergence present Low Winter Sun

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Join us for a FREE sneak peek of the first episode of AMC’s highly-anticipated original new drama series Low Winter Sun, followed by a live, streamed interview with the cast and crew. RSVP highly suggested.

Low Winter Sun

starring Mark Strong, Lennie James

 

Low Winter Sun is a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge, and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred.

Low Winter Sun begins with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective. Seemingly the perfect crime, in reality the murder activates forces that will forever alter the detective’s life and pull him into the heart of the Detroit underworld. Filmed on location in Detroit, this gritty and provocative crime drama explores the city’s many contradictions, from its physical and spiritual decay to its survivors’ resilience.

Based on the award-winning 2006 British miniseries of the same name, Low Winter Sun stars Mark Strong (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Zero Dark Thirty) and co-stars Lennie James (The Walking Dead, Jericho, Snatch). Chris Mundy (Criminal Minds, Cold Case) serves as writer, executive producer and showrunner. Season 1 consists of 10, 1-hour episodes and premieres Summer 2013 on AMC.

 


Mon, Jul 29 7:00pm
 
 
 

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure

A film by Tim Burton starring Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton

 

Man-child Pee-Wee Herman owns an awesome bike that he loves with all his heart. But when he fails to make even a rudimentary attempt at bicycle theft prevention, Pee-Wee goes on a journey of discovery to find his bike and learn a lesson: that there is no basement in the Alamo! Tim Burton’s first feature, the film often veers wildly into Burton’s signature stylings, most notably during a nightmarish trip to the ER.

 


Fri, Jul 26 midnight
Sat, Jul 27 midnight
 
 
 

Cockneys Vs Zombies Free Sneak Preview

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On Thursday, August 1st at 9:30pm, join us for a free sneak preview of the new film Cockneys Vs Zombies!

Cockneys vs Zombies

A film by MATTHIAS HOENE starring Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan, Alan Ford, Honor Blackman, Georgia King

 

COCKNEY: A native of the East End of London, born within hearing of the ringing of the Bow Bells
ZOMBIE: A supernatural power or spell that according to voodoo belief can enter into and reanimate a corpse

The Bow Bells Care Home is under threat and the McGuire’s – Andy, Terry, and Katy – need to find some way to keep their grandfather and his friends in the East End, where they belong. But, when you’re robbing a bank, zombie invasions makes things a lot harder. And let’s face it, they need all the help they can get when their bank-robbing experts turn out to be Mental Mickey and Davey Tuppance. As contractors to an East London building site unlock a 350-year old vault full of seriously hungry zombies, the East End has suddenly gone to hell and the Cockney way of life is under threat. Equipped with all the guns and ammo they can carry, it’s up to the gang to save the hostages, their grandfather, and East London from zombie Armageddon.

 


Thu, Aug 1 9:30pm
 
 
 

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.

 


Thu, Jul 25 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Sat, Jul 27 11:30am
Sun, Jul 28 11:30am
 
 
 

V/H/S/2

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 26 midnight
Sat, Jul 27 midnight
 
 
 

The Grand Duel

A film by Giancarlo Santi starring Lee Van Cleef, Alberto Dentice, Jess Hahn

 

After their powerful father is brutally murdered, the Saxon Brothers hire a group of bounty hunters to bring suspected killer Philipp Wermeer to justice. But when grizzled Sheriff Clayton (Lee Van Cleef) saves the fugitive Philipp’s life, the two team up and set out to confront the Saxons and reveal the shocking truth about who really killed The Patriarch. Newly transferred from the original Italian negative and fully restored!

 


Sat, Jul 27 11:30am
Sun, Jul 28 11:30am
 

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