Happy Thursday Music Boxers,
The Trials of Muhammad Ali takes you out of the ring to show you the man behind the legend. This new documentary focuses on Ali’s toughest bouts: his decision to join a controversial religious group, his battle to overturn a prison sentence for refusing military service, and his struggle with Parkinson’s. On Friday, Nov 8th, we’re celebrating opening night with a pre-film reception and a post-screening Q&A with Khalilah Camacho-Ali, former wife of Muhammad Ali, director Bill Siegel, and more! Purchase advance tickets now.
In Il Futuro, two orphans concoct an elaborate scheme to rob an aging movie star (played by Rutger Hauer). A sly psychological thriller with erotic overtones, the film finds a young woman faced with a moral dilemma as a friendship develops between her and the actor in his crumbling mansion. Variety raves, “The entire cast provides mesmerizing, evocative performances”.
In this month’s Second Saturday Silent Cinema installment, we’re going on a jungle adventure with an intrepid group of explorers find that dinosaurs still survive, in 1925’s The Lost World! As always, this silent film will be accompanied by Dennis Scott on the Music Box house organ. Advance tickets on sale now!
Next week, music comes to the Music Box. On Tuesday, it’s a one-night-only screening of Muse – Live at Rome Olympic Stadium, showcasing the most extravagant set build and spectacular stage show of any Muse tour to date (Tickets on sale now). On Wednesday, The Stone Roses – Made of Stone on a revealing journey through the life of one of the most revered and influential bands in British music history as they reunite after 16 years (Tickets on sale now).
Next Thursday, join Unabridged Bookstore as we play host to comedian and writer Rob Delaney in support of his new collection of insanely funny autobiographical essays, Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. Tickets on sale now.
We also have Sunday screenings of the madcap Marx Brothers classic Duck Soup, midnight screenings of the bonkers Maniac Cop 2 and the genre-bender The Visitor, the latest installment of the MusicEmotion series (Advance tickets available) and additional screenings of the Disney-set thriller Escape From Tomorrow.
And finally, on Wednesday, Nov 13th, our friends at Alliance Francaise de Chicago are hosting a screening of the classic Luis Bunuel film L’Age D’or, accompanied by a live concert from French Jazzman Alexandre Pierrepont & The Bridge ensemble! A popular success when it was released in 1930, L’Age D’or, with a screenplay signed Salvador Dali, features a man and a woman passionately in love with one another, but constantly thwarted by the values and sexual mores of Family, Church and bourgeois Society. . Find more information and register for the event HERE!
See you at the movies