Happy Thursday Music Boxers
This week we open two great films, with two great opening weekend events!
In Blue Ruin, a beach bum finds his quiet life upended by dreadful news and sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of revenge. IndieWIRE calls it, “The most suspenseful American film of the year: sudden, terrifying, and excitingly singular”. On Friday at 7pm, we’ll be joined by Director Jeremy Saulnier for a special Q&A! Tickets on sale now.
In Dancing In Jaffa, four-time ballroom dancing world champion Pierre Dulaine fulfills a life-long dream when he takes his program, Dancing Classrooms, back to his city of birth, Jaffa. Variety calls it “A surprising, well-crafted look at a ballroom-dancing program aimed at bridging gaps between Jewish and Palestinian children in Israel”. On Saturday at 7:15pm, the Chicago chapter of the program featured in the film, Dancing Classrooms Chicagoland, will host a screening party, which includes a special performance from the Chicagoland children who’ve participated in the 10-week program and a Q&A with Executive Director Maren Oslac. Tickets on sale now.
On Monday, celebrate Cinco De Mayo with ¡Three Amigos! Join Steve Martin, Martin Short and Chevy Chase as they fight for freedom in this comedy classic. Presented by Lagunitas with beer specials and special tastings, and tickets are only $5!
On Tuesday, the New York Film Critic Society presents Chef, the new film from director/actor Jon Favreau. The film will be followed by a special broadcast of a Q&A with Favreau, presented live from New York City! Tickets on sale now.
Our weekend matinees include the Hitchcock classic Strangers On A Train and charming romantic comedy Le Week-End. Our midnights are a pair of films in the So-Bad-It’s-Good genre, Troll 2 and Fateful Findings.
And don’t forget, tickets are now available for the Chicago Critics Film Festival! On May 9th-15th,the festival lineup offers viewers an eclectic blend of raunchy comedy, introspective drama and mind-blowing fantasy. Featuring scheduled appearances from David Wain, Bobcat Goldthwait, Shep Gordon, Dick Miller and more! Check out the full schedule and buy tickets now!
See you at the movies