Happy Thursday Music Boxers,
This week, Jake Gyllenhaal pulls double duty in Enemy, the new film from Academy Award nominated director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners). Gyllenhaal plays two roles in this sexy and hypnotically surreal psychological thriller that breathes new life into the doppleganger tradition. The New York Times calls it “divertingly clever and effectively creepy”.
In Jean-Luc Goddard’s seminal sci-fi film Alphaville, a U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler. Alphaville is presented in a new DCP restoration from Rialto Pictures. Catch it on the big screen!
On Tuesday, we’re hosting the latest film in The New York Film Critics Series, the program that gave Chicago an early look at such acclaimed films as Nebraska and American Hustle. This month’s advance screening is Breathe In, the story of a foreign exchange student who challenges the dynamics of her host family’s relationships and alters their lives forever. The screening will be followed by a pretaped Q&A with actors Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spider-man 2, The Invisible Woman) and Amy Ryan (The Wire, Capote), and director Drake Doremus
This weekend at midnight, we’re screening the unsung masterpiece Sorcerer, William Friedkin’s 1977 remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Wages of Fear. A story of tough guys driving truckloads of high explosives over hellacious South American roads, this tense thriller is a must-see!
We also have another week of the enlightening documentary Particle Fever, weekend matinees of the Hitchcock mystery The Lady Vanishes, and midnight screenings of cult classics The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Room.
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See you at the movies