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This Must Be The Place! Chasing Ice! Trapped In The Closet!
 
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Happy Thursday Music Boxers,

This week, Sean Penn stars as a former rock star out to find the ex-Nazi war criminal responsible for his father’s humiliation in This Must Be The Place. Frances McDormand and David Byrne co-star in a film the New Yorker calls Dazzling to behold.

Chasing Ice follows National Geographic photographer James Balog, as he embarks on a mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Balog and producer Paula DuPré Pesmen will be at the Music Box in person, hosting Q&A sessions at select shows on Friday & Saturday. Advance tickets for Friday and Saturday on sale now (All other tickets available at the box office the day of the screening).

This weekend at midnight, it’s time for R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet Sing-A-Long. Subtitles on screen to make it easy to sing-along (or just keep up with the story if you’ve never seen this majesty before), and props like rubbers, spatulas and more to help make the magic moments on screen come alive in the theater. Tickets on sale now.

And, don’t forget, next weekend, after you’ve eaten as much turkey as you possibly can, come to the Sound Of Music Sing-A-Long. This Music Box tradition is presented complete with prop bags, a pre-show costume contest, and of course, the beloved film starring Julie Andrews. Tickets are on sale now, get yours today!

See you at the movies!

Wednesday, November 14th – Tuesday, November 20th, 2012


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This Must Be the Place

A film by Paolo Sorrentino starring Sean Penn, Frances McDormand and Judd Hirsch

 

A bored, retired rock star sets out to find the man responsible for his father’s humiliation, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.

Cheyenne (Sean Penn) is a former rock star. At 50, he still dresses ‘Goth’ and lives in Dublin off his royalties. The death of his father, with whom he wasn’t on speaking terms, brings him back to New York where he discovers his father had an obsession: to seek revenge for a humiliation he had suffered. Cheyenne decides to pick up where his father left off, and starts a journey across America to finish what his late father started.

 
 
 

Chasing Ice

A film by Jeff Orlowski starring James Balog, Svavar Jonatansson and Adam LeWinter

 

As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality.

It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.


“Chasing Ice’s raison d’etre is easily the stunning EIS photography of glaciers receding worldwide.”
–Justin Chang, Variety

“Chasing Ice conveys the visual richness of Balog’s work, where an astounding variety of shape, color, and translucency makes ice seem like a worthy object for a career, even if its disappearance weren’t so closely linked to humanity’s fate.”
–John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

In the spring of 2005, National Geographic photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.

Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

 
 
 

Sing-a-Long Trapped in the Closet

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In Trapped in the Closet, R. Kelly’s classic hip hopera, Kels takes on the role of Sylvester, who has a simple one-night stand with a preacher’s wife and then ends up in a web of preposterous lies and a series of outlandish plot twists ranging from used rubbers on his bed to an asthmatic midget male stripper who likes to hang out with a white chick named Bridget. Throughout all of these misadventures, the drama is played as fiercely straight as R. Kelly, and the tale is told through rhyme after rhyme after rhyme.

Over the years, some audiences have hailed Trapped in the Closet as the “Plan 9 From Outer Space of music videos,” while others have recognized it as the masterpiece from our generation’s greatest living R&B legend. But whichever camp you fall into, one thing is certain – there will be no better cinematic event this year than singing and dancing and playing with props in a theater full of other R. Kelly fans at the fully interactive R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along.

Trapped in the Closet

A film by R. Kelly and Jim Swaffield starring R. Kelly, Cat Wilson, and Rolando Boyce

 

“So I pulled out my beretta…”

In R. Kelly’s classic hip hopera, Kels takes on the role of Sylvester, who has a simple one-night stand with a preacher’s wife and then ends up in a web of preposterous lies and a series of outlandish plot twists ranging from used rubbers on his bed to an asthmatic midget male stripper who likes to hang out with a white chick named Bridget. Throughout all of these misadventures, the drama is played as fiercely straight as R. Kelly, and the tale is told through rhyme after rhyme after rhyme. And y’all get to singalong to line after line after line.

 


Fri, Nov 16 midnight
 
 
 

Miami Connection

A film by Y.K. Kim, Woo-sang Park starring Y.K. Kim, Vincent Hirsch and Joseph Diamand

 

The year is 1987. Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida’s narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in on their turf. Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sounds have had enough, and embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice. When not chasing beach bunnies or performing their hit “Against the Ninja,” Mark (kung-fu master/inspirational speaker Y.K. Kim) and the boys are kicking and chopping at the drug world’s smelliest underbelly. It’ll take every ounce of their blood and courage, but Dragon Sounds can’t stop until they’ve completely destroyed the dealers, the drunk bikers, the kill-crazy ninjas, the middle-aged thugs, the “stupid cocaine”…and the entire MIAMI CONNECTION!!!

 


 
 
 

Holy Motors

A film by Leos Carax starring Denis Lavant

 

After an almost 13-year hiatus, Leos Carax, director of the cult classic Pola X, is back and in rare form. Sci-fi, avant garde film, performance art or simply a mad journey into the darkness of the virtual world?


“Typically confounding but on every level that matters a work of unfettered--and liberating--imagination.”
–David Edelstein, New York Magazine

“I am refreshed by it, my faith in the unique power of film completely restored. I feel like I’ve just had my first drink of water after a drought, or my first bite of food after a fast.”
–Drew McWeeny

Holy Motors is a hypnotic and unforgettable look into the life of one Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant) who, over the course of a 24-hour period, transforms himself from a captain of industry to an old woman to a leprechaun lulled to sleep in the arms of a supermodel (Eva Mendes).

These are just a few of the eleven personas he adopts while being chauffeured around the city by his dedicated driver Celine (Edith Scob) and all at the direction of an unnamed “agency”. Monsieur Oscar moves through the night seeking peace ever wary and always changing. Strange and surreal, Holy Motors, defies explanation and invites us to sit back and enjoy an inexplicable, weird, wonderful night of surprises, questions and breathtaking imagery.

 


 
 
 

Search For Beauty

A film by Erle C. Kenton starring Buster Crabbe, Ida Lupino, and Robert Armstrong

 

Larry “Buster” Crabbe and Ida Lupino (in her American screen debut!) are a pair of Olympians duped into running a nudie rag dressed up as a fitness magazine. When the two want out to start something a bit more wholesome, their patrons have other ideas. This playfully dirty comedy runs true to the tabloid at the story’s center, often making the film an excuse to parade cheese – and beefcakes – around.

 

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