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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Happy Thursday Music Box,

This week, Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Saarsgard star as radical environmental activists whose act of eco-terror plunges them into a moral maelstrom in Night Moves, the highly anticipated new film from acclaimed director Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff). The Dissolve calls it, “A film of deliberate, gnawing intensity and focus”.

The new documentary The Case Against 8 presents a behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The New York Times calls it, “a valuable record of the nuts-and-bolts conference room side of advocacy – an aspect of civil rights work not often seen on screen”.

On Saturday, Second Saturday Silent Cinema presents Ramona, Edwin Carewe’s powerful tale of intolerance. As always, the film will be accompanied by live music from Dennis Scott on the famous Music Box organ!

On Thursday, join us for opening night of the Chicago Jewish Film Festival, celebrating world film artistry from a wide range of themes and perspectives, through a Jewish lens! The festival runs at the Music Box from June 19th-22nd, check out the full schedule and purchase tickets now!

We also have a Sunday matinee of the Footlight Parade, choreographed by the great Busby Berkeley, midnight screenings of the eminently quotable Napoleon Dynamite (Special 10th Anniversary screening!) and the brand new horror film Skinless, and daily screenings of the hit indie drama Ida.

Finally, next Friday at 6:30pm, we’re joined by Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting, for a One-Night-Only screening of the new James McAvoy film Filth, based on the book of the same name. The screening will be followed by Q&A with Welsh.

See you at the movies

Wednesday, June 11th – Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

 
 

Night Moves

A film by Kelly Reichardt starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard

 

  • Winner, Grand Prix – 39th Deauville American Film Festival 2013
  • Official Selection, 2013 Venice International Film Festival
  • Official Selection, 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Saarsgard star as radical environmental activists whose act of eco-terror plunges them into a moral maelstrom, in the highly anticipated new film from acclaimed director Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff). The three activists scheme to clandestinely sabotage a hydroelectric dam and then go their separate ways. But when the full results of their actions come to light, a clean getaway may prove more elusive than they’d anticipated.

The film slips seamlessly from suspenseful thriller to tale of moral consequence leaving us captivated, questioning our sympathies and wondering how to navigate our political conscience in troubled times.

 


Fri, Jun 13 2:30pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Sat, Jun 14 2:30pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Sun, Jun 15 2:30pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Mon, Jun 16 2:30pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Tue, Jun 17 2:30pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Wed, Jun 18 2:30pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Thu, Jun 19 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Fri, Jun 20 2:00pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Sat, Jun 21 2:00pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Sun, Jun 22 2:00pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Mon, Jun 23 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Tue, Jun 24 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Wed, Jun 25 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Thu, Jun 26 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Fri, Jun 27 5:00pm · 7:20pm
Sat, Jun 28 5:00pm · 7:20pm
Sun, Jun 29 5:00pm · 7:20pm
Mon, Jun 30 5:00pm · 7:20pm
Tue, Jul 1 5:00pm · 7:20pm
Wed, Jul 2 7:20pm
Thu, Jul 3 5:00pm · 7:20pm
 
 
 

The Case Against 8

A film by Ben Cotner, Ryan White

 

An inside look at one of recent history’s most important court case


“A stirring civil rights film that is both cogent and emotionally charged...grips from start to finish...”
The Hollywood Reporter

“Engrossing and emotional...”
–Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the center of the same-sex marriage controversy. Five years in the making, this is the story of how they took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

 
 
 

Chicago Jewish Film Fesival

Wednesday 4 June 2014 –

 

Purchase advance tickets online

The Jewish Community Center of Chicago is proud to host the first ever Chicago Jewish Film Festival (CJFF). The CJFF will bring the Chicago community together to experience films with a wide range of themes and perspectives. This festival is providing the City with artistic and educational excitement through a Jewish lens.

The Jewish Community Centers of Chicago is proud to host the first Chicago Jewish Film Festival (CJFF), celebrating world film artistry from a wide range of themes and perspectives, through a Jewish lens. From June 19-29, 2014 CJFF will take place at the historic Music Box Theatre in Chicago and the CineMark/Century Theatre in Evanston. Visit your nearest JCC Chicago location for any available festival brochures. For more information call 224-406-9257 or email CJFF@gojcc.org or visit ChicagoJewishFilm.org.

 


Thu, Jun 19   Before The Revolution   7:00pm
  La Rafle   8:30pm
Sat, Jun 21   Blumenthal   1:30pm
  Transparent   3:30pm
  Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love   6:00pm
  The Pin   8:00pm
Sun, Jun 22   Megillas Lester   1:30pm
  Crime After Crime   3:30pm
  Hannah Arendt   6:00pm
  Precious Life   8:15pm
 
 
 

FILTH with author Irvine Welsh!

Purchase advance tickets online

Author Irvine Welsh is stopping by to discuss the new adaptation of his book FILTH, about a drug-addicted, power-crazed cop who manipulates his way to secure a promotion he believes he deserves, starring James McAvoy.

James McAvoy is Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson – a sex, drugs, and power crazed cop with his sights set on a big promotion. He knows he’s the best man for the job, and he’s got the track record to prove it. Plus, his colleagues are bumbling idiots and don’t deserve it like he does. He’s confident in his abilities, there’s just one thing standing in his way: a murder that he has yet to solve. With his boss breathing down his neck to catch the perp, Bruce knows he has to get this case closed—and fast—so that he can get promoted, win back his wife and move on with his life. But nothing is as easy as it seems, and the harder Bruce tries to control the world around him, the more it unravels before his eyes.

From Irvine Welsh, the creator of TRAINSPOTTING, also starring Imogen Poots (NEED FOR SPEED), Jamie Bell (SNOWPIERCER) and Jim Broadbent (CLOUD ATLAS).

Filth

A film by Jon S. Baird starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan

 

A corrupt cop manipulates and hallucinates his way through a bid to secure a promotion and win back his wife and daughter.


“McAvoy’s bonkers brilliance will blow you away.”
Rolling Stone

James McAvoy is Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson – a sex, drugs, and power crazed cop with his sights set on a big promotion. He knows he’s the best man for the job, and he’s got the track record to prove it. Plus, his colleagues are bumbling idiots and don’t deserve it like he does. He’s confident in his abilities, there’s just one thing standing in his way: a murder that he has yet to solve. With his boss breathing down his neck to catch the perp, Bruce knows he has to get this case closed—and fast—so that he can get promoted, win back his wife and move on with his life. But nothing is as easy as it seems, and the harder Bruce tries to control the world around him, the more it unravels before his eyes.

From Irvine Welsh, the creator of TRAINSPOTTING, also starring Imogen Poots (NEED FOR SPEED), Jamie Bell (SNOWPIERCER) and Jim Broadbent (CLOUD ATLAS).

 


Fri, Jun 20 6:30pm
 
 
 

Napoleon Dynamite

A film by Jared Hess starring Jon Heder, Jon Gries, Efren Ramirez

 

Holy shit, 2004 was ten years ago?? Relive your glory days with the defining comedy of the aughts, NAPOLEON DYNAMITE! Coming out of seemingly nowhere (Sundance, really), this cult smash about a listless and alienated teenager helping elect his new friend as high school class president in their small Idaho town became an endless font of quotable dialogue for years. We know you’re really busy practicing sweet moves with your bo staff or hunting wolverines this weekend, but just come outside and see the freakin’ movie, GOD! 10th Anniversary!

 


Fri, Jun 13 midnight
Sat, Jun 14 midnight
 
 
 

Footlight Parade

A film by Lloyd Bacon starring James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler

 

A glorious Pre-Code musical starring James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell, featuring the choreography talents of the great Busby Berkeley. Cagney plays a failing Broadway director who turns his talents toward making preshow entertainments for motion pictures. When informed his job’s on the line if he doesn’t dazzle theater impresario George Apolinaris, Cagney locks himself in a room and cooks up some of the best Busby Berkeley numbers yet – including the famous “Human Waterfall!”

 
 
 

Skinless

A film by Dustin Mills starring Brandon Salkil, Erin R. Ryan, Allison Egan

 

Brilliant oncologist Peter Peel discovers a possible cure for skin cancer in the belly of an exotic parasite. When he tests the cure on himself his world is shattered and a monster is born. Skinless is a home-brewed horror tale of madness, murder, monsters, and love. Featuring some truly sickening practical effects!

 


Fri, Jun 13 midnight
Sat, Jun 14 midnight
 
 
 

Ida

A film by Pawel Pawlikowski starring Agata Trzebuchowska, Agata Kulesza, Dawid Ogrodnik

 

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.


“It haunted me. I can’t wait to see it again.”
–A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Absolutely stunning, one of the year’s best films”
–Oliver Lyttleton, The Playlist

From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes Ida, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation.

18-year old Anna (stunning newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism.

In this beautifully directed film, Pawlikowski returns to his native Poland for the first time in his career to confront some of the more contentious issues in the history of his birthplace. Powerfully written and eloquently shot, Ida is a masterly evocation of a time, a dilemma, and a defining historical moment; Ida is also personal, intimate, and human. The weight of history is everywhere, but the scale falls within the scope of a young woman learning about the secrets of her own past. This intersection of the personal with momentous historic events makes for what is surely one of the most powerful and affecting films of the year.

 


Wed, Jun 11 5:45pm · 7:45pm · 9:45pm
Thu, Jun 12 5:45pm · 7:45pm · 9:45pm
Fri, Jun 13 3:30pm
Sat, Jun 14 11:30am · 3:30pm
Sun, Jun 15 11:30am · 3:30pm
Mon, Jun 16 3:30pm
Tue, Jun 17 3:30pm
Wed, Jun 18 3:30pm
Sat, Jun 21 11:30am
Sun, Jun 22 11:30am
Fri, Jun 27 3:00pm
Sat, Jun 28 11:30am · 3:00pm
Sun, Jun 29 11:30am · 3:00pm
 

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