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