Happy Thursday Music Boxers,
So many films and events this week!
On Friday, we open The Silence, the newest release from Music Box Films. In this adaptation of Jan Costin Wagner’s bestselling novel, a young girl vanishes, and her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.
On Friday at 9:30pm, we’re doing a one-night-only screening of The Bitter Buddha, with comedian Eddie Pepitone in person! The documentary takes an unconventional journey with a true “comic’s comic”. Join Pepitone and director Steven Feinartz for an introduction and discussion moderated by Nathan Rabin of the AV Club. Tickets on sale now.
We also open Koch, the new documentary about former Mayor and quintessential New Yorker Ed Koch. First-time filmmaker (and former Wall Street Journal reporter) Neil Barsky has crafted an intimate and revealing portrait of this intensely private man, his legacy as a political titan, and the town he helped transform.
We also have more screenings of Somebody Up There Likes Me. If you missed Nick Offerman when he was here, don’t worry, we’ve got more fun stuff in store. Anyone who purchases a ticket to the film this weekend can enter for the chance to win a variety of PRIZES from Nick’s famous Offerman Woodshop! Maybe you could win a mustache comb made by Nick himself! But you have to buy a ticket to enter, so come on by!
On Monday, March 18th at 7pm, the Chicago Tribune presents Press Pass: Hoosiers. Join Tribune sports columnist and Indiana native David Haugh and film critic Michael Phillips for a screening of this beloved 1986 basketball classic, starring Gene Hackman. The film will be followed by a discussion of its place among the greatest sports movies of all time. Tickets on sale now.
On Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 PM, Turner Classic Movies and XFINITY are bringing the Road to Hollywood tour to Chicago in celebration of the TCM Classic Film Festival this April in Hollywood. Join film historian and author Leonard Maltin and special guest Mitzi Gaynor for a free screening of South Pacific. Log on to tcm.com/roadtohollywood to get your free tickets!
We also have weekend matinee screenings of Orsen Welles’ masterpiece Citizen Kane and midnight screenings of Rocky Horror Picture Show (Purchase tickets here) and Showgirls. No, we can’t believe we just mentioned Citizen Kane in the same sentence as Showgirls either.
See you at the movies