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Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Happy Thursday Music Boxers,

Beginning Saturday at noon, the Music Box presents an amazing 26 hours of horror films and entertainment with the Music Box of Horrors. We’re screening horror films running the gamut from Child’s Play to The Black Room with Boris Karloff, to Possession to Slumber Party Massacre, plus so much more! Special guests include director William Lustig presenting new restoration of Maniac Cop 2, and director David Schmoeller presenting killer Klaus Kinski in Crawlspace! Do you have what it takes to go the whole 26 hours? Purchase advance tickets now!

The new documentary After Tiller explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, who risk their lives every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward their patients. The Friday at 7pm screening will be presented by the Midwest Access Project and feature a post-screening discussion. Advance tickets on sale now.

Take a look at the amazing first phase of renowned director Werner Herzog’s long and idiosyncratic career with Werner Herzog: Feats of Madness. Films in this special series include the iconic Fitzcarraldo, the harrowing Aguirre, the Wrath of God, and his very first feature, Signs of Life. Herzog’s films are meant to be seen in the cinema, and we will be presenting all of these on 35mm!

On Sunday, we have the latest installment of the MusicEmotion series with Program 3: Daniel Harding conducts Wagner (Purchase advance tickets). Join us Monday afternoon for a film and beer tasting, courtesy of Industry Monday presents Hey Bartender (Purchase advance tickets)

On Thursday, the Music Box and Sound Opinions present the Chicago-set High Fidelity, starring John Cusack. The screening will be hosted by pop music critic Jim DeRogatis and Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot. Featuring a scene shot at the Music Box! Buy your tickets now.

Also, next weekend, join us and Midnight Madness for our Halloween screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets for the crazy cult musical will sell out, so buy your tickets now!

See you at the movies

Thursday, October 17th – Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

 
 

After Tiller

A film by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson

 

After Tiller intimately explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who risk their lives every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward their patients.


“Intimate and heartfelt… Brings an emotional clarity to an issue in which every nuanced turn of phrase has been made politically complicated.”
Los Angeles Times

Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in May 2009, there are only four American doctors left who openly provide third-trimester abortions. After Tiller paints a complex, compassionate portrait of these physicians—Dr. LeRoy Carhart, Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. Susan Robinson and Dr. Shelley Sella—who have become the new number-one targets of the anti-abortion movement, yet continue to risk their lives every day to do work that many believe is murder, but which they believe is profoundly important for their patients’ lives. The film weaves together revealing, in-depth interviews with the doctors with intimate vérité scenes from their lives and inside their clinics, where they counsel and care for their anxious, vulnerable patients at an important crossroads in their lives. By sharing the moving stories of several of these patients, After Tiller illuminates the experiences of women who seek late abortions and the reasons why they do so.

 


Fri, Oct 18 3:00pm · 5:00pm · 7:00pm
Sat, Oct 19 1:00pm · 3:00pm · 5:00pm · 7:00pm
Sun, Oct 20 3:00pm · 5:00pm · 7:00pm
Mon, Oct 21 5:00pm
Tue, Oct 22 5:00pm · 7:00pm
Wed, Oct 23 3:00pm · 5:00pm · 7:00pm
Thu, Oct 24 3:00pm · 5:00pm · 7:00pm
 
 
 

The Midwest Access Project (MAP) presents opening night of After Tiller

Purchase advance tickets online

The Midwest Access Project (MAP) presents opening night of After Tiller, an award-winning documentary on the controversial subject of third-trimester abortions and the four remaining providers who continued their practice in the wake of Dr. George Tiller’s 2009 assassination.

The Midwest Access Project (MAP) is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare through the education and training of healthcare providers and the public.

Tickets to Friday’s 7pm showing include access to a post-screening panel discussion hosted by MAP on the issue of providers in abortion care.

To learn more about The Midwest Access Project please visit http://midwestaccessproject.org/

After Tiller

A film by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson

 

After Tiller intimately explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who risk their lives every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward their patients.


“Intimate and heartfelt… Brings an emotional clarity to an issue in which every nuanced turn of phrase has been made politically complicated.”
Los Angeles Times

Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in May 2009, there are only four American doctors left who openly provide third-trimester abortions. After Tiller paints a complex, compassionate portrait of these physicians—Dr. LeRoy Carhart, Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. Susan Robinson and Dr. Shelley Sella—who have become the new number-one targets of the anti-abortion movement, yet continue to risk their lives every day to do work that many believe is murder, but which they believe is profoundly important for their patients’ lives. The film weaves together revealing, in-depth interviews with the doctors with intimate vérité scenes from their lives and inside their clinics, where they counsel and care for their anxious, vulnerable patients at an important crossroads in their lives. By sharing the moving stories of several of these patients, After Tiller illuminates the experiences of women who seek late abortions and the reasons why they do so.

 


Fri, Oct 18 7:00pm
 
 
 

Hey Bartender

A film by Douglas Tirola

 

Hey Bartender tells the story of how the renaissance of the bartender comes to be in the era of the craft cocktail.

This documentary focuses on two bartenders trying to achieve their dreams through the world of bartending. After being injured, a Marine turns his goals to becoming a rock star bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world. A former bank executive who bought the corner bar in his hometown struggles to keep it afloat in a community that no longer values a place where everyone knows your name. Features the most famous bartenders in the world along with unprecedented access to the most exclusive bars in New York City and commentary from Graydon Carter, Danny Meyer and Amy Sacco. Hey Bartender was produced by New York-based 4th Row Films (www.4throwfilms.com)), and this screening is also sponsored by William Grant & Sons, Ltd. an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the luxury spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distills some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch Whisky, including the world’s most awarded Single Malt Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts along with iconic premium spirits brands Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry® Rum, Reyka Vodka, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey and Milagro® Tequila.

 


Mon, Oct 21 2:00pm
 
 
 

Sound Opinions presents High Fidelity

Purchase advance tickets online

Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot bring their Sound Opinions knowledge to legendary music film High Fidelity.

Every week, “Sound Opinions” fires up smart and spirited discussions about a wide range of popular music, from indie rock to classic rock, hip hop to R&B, and every genre under the sun. Pop music critic Jim DeRogatis and Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot invite you to head to the Music Box Theatre to see High Fidelity directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Cusack.

High Fidelity

A film by Stephen Frears starring John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso

 

Adapted from the book by Nick Hornby (About A Boy), High Fidelity is a Chicago-set film about a 30-something record shop owner in a mid-life crisis.

When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend because he hasn’t changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. High Fidelity features music by The Kinks, The Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Stereolab and Stevie Wonder.

 


Thu, Oct 24 7:30pm
 

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