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Particle Fever! The Missing Picture! Claw!
 
Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Happy Thursday Music Boxers,

This week we open Particle Fever, a new documentary that follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet. And, on Saturday at 7:10pm, we’ll be joined by David Kaplan, producer of the film and a professor of theoretical particle physics at Johns Hopkins University. The Hollywood Reporter exclaims, “Particle Fever succeeds on every level”!

Also opening this week is The Missing Picture, an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. The Missing Picture explores filmmaker Rithy Panh’s quest to create the missing images during the period when the Khmer Rouge ruled over Cambodia between 1975 and 1979, through the use of intricately detailed clay figurines. TimeOut calls it “a powerful testament to incredible human resilience”.

On Friday night, the Music Box teams with The Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers (AKA CLAW) for a presentation of CLAW: The Movie, a behind-the-scenes look at a world that is part theater, part sports event, all crazy –drawing enormous crowds with all proceeds going to support local charities. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with film co-director Brian Wimer. Advance tickets on sale now.

Friday & Saturday at midnight, check out Almost Human, a horror film that delivers the splatter, drawing from many of the touchstones of cinematic shock for a refreshingly intense thriller bound to excite a new generation of moviegoers. Q&A with director Joe Begos and actor Josh Ethier hosted by The Wolfman both nights!

Also this weekend are matinee screenings of Hitchcock’s comedic thriller The 39 Steps, a Saturday midnight screening of Quentin Tarantino’s breakthrough film Reservoir Dogs, a Sunday matinee of the documentary Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, and a Saturday night showing of the popular Japanese film Tiger & Bunny (Purchase advance tickets).

Thursday, March 13th – Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

 
 

Particle Fever

A film by Mark Levinson starring Martin Aleksa, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Savas Dimopoulos

 


“Particle Fever succeeds on every level.”
The Hollywood Reporter

“A surefire crowdpleaser with ravishing imagery and immensely likable subjects.”
Variety

Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation. As they search for the Higgs-Boson particle, our subjects confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist?

 


Fri, Mar 14 2:00pm · 5:00pm · 7:10pm
Sat, Mar 15 2:00pm · 5:00pm · 7:10pm · 9:45pm
Sun, Mar 16 2:00pm · 5:00pm · 7:10pm · 9:45pm
Mon, Mar 17 5:00pm · 7:10pm · 9:45pm
Tue, Mar 18 5:00pm · 7:10pm · 9:45pm
Wed, Mar 19 5:00pm · 7:10pm · 9:45pm
Thu, Mar 20 5:00pm · 7:10pm · 9:45pm
Fri, Mar 21 5:40pm · 9:50pm
Sat, Mar 22 1:30pm · 5:40pm · 9:50pm
Sun, Mar 23 11:30am · 3:35pm · 7:45pm
Mon, Mar 24 5:40pm · 9:50pm
Tue, Mar 25 9:50pm
Wed, Mar 26 5:40pm · 9:50pm
Thu, Mar 27 7:45pm
Sat, Mar 29 11:30am
Sun, Mar 30 11:30am
Sat, Apr 5 11:30am
Sun, Apr 6 11:30am
 
 
 

The Missing Picture

A film by Rithy Panh starring Randal Douc

 

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.

The Missing Picture explores filmmaker Rithy Panh’s quest to create the missing images during the period when the Khmer Rouge ruled over Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. Panh uses intricately detailed clay figurines intercut with archival footage he could find to relay what is indelibly recorded in his memory, he creates the missing pictures of what does not exist in photograph or film.

 


Fri, Mar 14 1:30pm · 3:30pm · 5:30pm · 7:30pm · 9:30pm
Sat, Mar 15 11:30am · 1:30pm · 3:30pm · 5:30pm · 7:30pm
Sun, Mar 16 1:30pm · 3:30pm · 5:30pm · 7:30pm · 9:30pm
Mon, Mar 17 5:30pm · 7:30pm · 9:30pm
Tue, Mar 18 5:30pm · 7:30pm · 9:30pm
Wed, Mar 19 5:30pm · 7:30pm · 9:30pm
Thu, Mar 20 5:30pm · 7:30pm · 9:30pm
 
 
 

Purchase advance tickets online

“A massacre in mascara,” is how it’s been described in the press. Pregnant brides, Virgin Madonnas and the occasional giant banana all coming together to raise money for women … and arm wrestling. And now it’s coming to Chicago film screens.

The Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers (AKA CLAW) is part theater, part sports event, all crazy –drawing enormous crowds with all proceeds going to support local charities. And now it’s spreading like cooties; with sister branches in Brooklyn, Hudson Valley, New Orleans, Washington DC, Durham, Taos … and Chicago, thanks to Master of Ceremonies Rokke L. Squelch (AKA Karrie Miller) and Chicago’s Sideshow Theater Company.

The CLAW documentary will be screening at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport Ave) at 10:00pm on Friday, March 14th, with fun and surprises and followed by a Q&A with film co-director Brian Wimer.

CLAW: The Movie

 

“A massacre in mascara,” is how it’s been described in the press. Pregnant brides, Virgin Madonnas and the occasional giant banana all coming together to raise money for women … and arm wrestling. And now it’s coming to Chicago film screens.

Started in the sleepy college town of Charlottesville, Virginia, The Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers (AKA CLAW), is spreading like cooties; with sister branches in Brooklyn, Hudson Valley, New Orleans, Charlottesville, Washington DC, Durham, Taos, and Chicago. Part Theater, part sports event, all crazy, CLAW draws enormous crowds with all proceeds going to support local charities.

But leave the frivolity at the door. These ladies are risking more than their stereotypes by taking the stage. And it’s not always pretty as a French biracial, dancer/singer silent-film pornstar. This spring, favored-contender Achilles Hella suffered a complete fracture of her upper arm’s humerus, while competing against former-winner Tragedy Anne. Twelve screws and a steel plate later, she’s training to compete again, heading toward the upcoming CLAW Nationals.

This landmark documentary I’m doing with photo superstar Billy Hunt covers CLAW from its birth to national phenomenon, beyond the bustiers and burqas. Who are the iconoclastic women behind the movement and the wrestling personalities who grip up for philanthropic glory (this ain’t your mother’s Junior League)? Is it the fourth wave of feminism or the latest form of burlesque? And what’s with the Ref?

In this modern vaudeville, CLAW skirts the edges of entertainment, delving into social critique of contemporary women’s empowerment – all seen through the eyes of the people who go hand to hand, moment by moment, coast to coast. And when the CLAW Roadshow hits the pavement, the action may literally be coming to a theater near you.

This is just a little taste of what’s to come.

 


Fri, Mar 14 10:00pm
 
 
 

Almost Human

A film by Joe Begos starring Graham Skipper, Josh Ethier, Vanessa Leigh

 

A quiet night on the outskirts of a small town in Maine is interrupted when Seth (Graham Skipper) witnesses his best friend Mark (Ethier) vanish in a brilliant flash of blue light. Two years later, Seth is still dealing with the fallout from the freaky incident, amid local suspicion that he is to blame for his friend’s disappearance. When a string of grisly murders disrupts the community, Seth believes Mark has returned. Together with Mark’s ex-girlfriend Jen (Vanessa Leigh), he races to find out if their friend is responsible — or if something beyond their understanding is unfolding before them. Almost Human is a horror film that delivers the splatter, drawing from many of the touchstones of cinematic shock for a refreshingly intense thriller bound to excite a new generation of moviegoers. Q&A with director Joe Begos and actor Josh Ethier hosted by The Wolfman Fri & Sat night!

 


Fri, Mar 14 midnight
Sat, Mar 15 midnight
 
 
 

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Catch Japan’s favorite corporately-sponsored superheroes on the big screen with a new look, new heroes, and an intense battle against a new cast of powerful villains.

Tiger & Bunny

 

The heroes of TIger & Bunny are back in an all-new feature-length film!

Kotetsu T. Kaburagi a.k.a. Wild Tiger and Barnaby Brooks Jr.’s partnership comes to a sudden end when Apollon Media’s new owner Mark Schneider fires Kotetsu and moves Barnaby back into the First League, pairing him up with Golden Ryan, a new hero with awesome powers and a huge ego to match. When the heroes are sent to investigate a string of strange incidents tied closely to the city’s Goddess Legend, they discover three superpowered NEXTs plotting to bring terror and destruction to Stern Bild.

 


Sat, Mar 15 10:00pm
 
 
 

The 39 Steps

A film by Alfred Hitchcock starring Robert Donat, Madeline Carroll

 

A heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) as he stumbles upon a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors—a chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued—as well as into an unexpected romance with the cool Pamela (Madeline Carroll). Adapted from a novel by John Buchan, this classic wrong-man thriller from the Master of Suspense anticipates the director’s most famous works (especially North by Northwest), and remains one of his cleverest and most entertaining films.

 


Sat, Mar 15 11:30am
Sun, Mar 16 11:30am
 
 
 

Reservoir Dogs

A film by Quentin Tarantino starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen

 

The breakthrough film by video store clerk turned director Quentin Tarantino! After what was supposed to be the perfect crime goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. Often imitated, never duplicated, this quick-witted, stylish film launched a career and sent Hollywood back to the drawing board.

 


Sat, Mar 15 midnight
 
 
 

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

A film by Chiemi Karasawa starring Elaine Stritch, Alec Baldwin, Rob Bowman, Tina Fey

 

What does it mean to be a performing artist – first, last and always? Broadway legend Elaine Stritch can answer that. At 87, Stritch is still here, dominating the stage in her one woman cabaret act. In stolen moments from her corner room at the Carlyle, and on breaks from her tour and work, candid reflections about her life are punctuated with rare archival footage, words from friends, and photographs from her personal collection. By turns bold, hilarious and achingly poignant, the journey connects Stritch’s present to her past, and an inspiring portrait of a one-of-a-kind survivor emerges.

 


Thu, Mar 13 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:30pm
Sun, Mar 16 11:30am
 

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