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About Cherry! Well-Digger’s Daughter! The Story of Film!
 
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Happy Thursday Music Boxers!

On Friday, the Music Box and Newcity welcome acclaimed author/director Stephen Elliott (The Adderall Diaries, Happy Baby) for a special presentation of his debut film About Cherry. Elliott, a Chicago-native, and Newcity film editor Ray Pride will host a Q&A following a screening of the star-studded film. Purchase a VIP ticket to get in to an exclusive afterparty at Deleece. Regular admission and VIP tickets are on sale now. Can’t make it Friday? Don’t worry, we have additional screenings all week!

The Well-Digger’s Daughter is an exquisitely crafted, sun-drenched melodrama, based on the work of Marcel Pagnol. Acclaimed French actor Daniel Auteuil (Jean de Florette) makes his directorial debut, playing a father who is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his saintly daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper. The Hollywood Reporter calls it “a polished, finely acted tale of love and class in the south of France”.

This weekend, we begin matinee screenings The Story of Film: An Odyssey, an epic journey through the history of world cinema. This landmark documentary begins with the invention of motion pictures at the end of the 19th century and concludes with the multi-billion dollar globalized digital industry of the 21st. The series will be presented in 7 parts, one part each weekend, from October 6th through November 18th. For all you movie lovers, we’re offering a pass that gets you into all screenings for just $35! Passes on sale now, all other tickets available at the box office.

On Monday, we’re celebrating the 45th anniversary of The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour! For the first time ever, the film will be shown on the big screen, in a brand new restored version, and include some never before seen footage and interviews. Watch John, Paul, George and Ringo climb aboard a colorful bus with a slew of eccentric characters and take a whimsical tour through the English countryside on their way to a beachside resort. Tickets on sale now.

And don’t forget, next weekend is full of special events! On Friday the 12th, we welcome special guest Sybil Danning for a presentation of the best women-in-prison movie in the history of the world, Chained Heat. We’re also screening the original vampire film, the silent classic Nosferatu, complete with live organ accompaniment! This all leads up to 24 hours of movie madness with the Music Box of Horrors, beginning Saturday the 13th at noon! Tickets for all events are on sale now.

See you at the movies

Wednesday, October 3rd – Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

 
 

The Well Diggers Daughter

A film by Daniel Auteuil starring Daniel Auteuil, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, and Nicolas Duvauchelle

 

An exquisitely crafted, sun-drenched melodrama, the film captures all the warmth and humanist spirit of Pagnol’s original work.


“A perfectly packaged kickoff to actor-turned-director Daniel Auteuil’s reboot of four works by Marcel Pagnol, The Well-Digger’s Daughter is a polished, finely acted tale of love and class in the south of France. Auteuil does a terrific job in channeling Amoretti’s mix of straight-talking humor, workers’ pride and fatherly love.”
The Hollywood Reporter

Twenty-five years after rising to international acclaim in Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring, Daniel Auteuil returns to the world of Marcel Pagnol for his directorial debut, a celebrated remake of the 1940s classic. Auteuil stars as the eponymous well-digger Pascal, a widower living with his six daughters in the Provence countryside at the start of World War I. His eldest, Patricia (the luminous Astrid Bergès-Frisbey), has returned home from Paris to help raise her sisters, and Pascal dreams of marrying her off to his loyal friend Felipe (Kad Merad). But when she’s impregnated by a wealthy young pilot (Nicolas Duvauchelle) who promptly abandons her for the frontlines, Pascale is left to contend with the consequences.

 


Fri, Oct 5 2:15pm · 4:40pm · 7:00pm
Sat, Oct 6 2:15pm · 4:40pm · 7:00pm
Sun, Oct 7 2:15pm · 4:40pm · 7:00pm
Mon, Oct 8 4:40pm · 7:00pm
Tue, Oct 9 4:40pm · 7:00pm
Wed, Oct 10 4:40pm · 7:00pm
Thu, Oct 11 4:40pm · 7:00pm
 
 
 

Director Stephen Elliott and Newcity Magazine present About Cherry

Purchase advance tickets online

Writer/Director of the film Stephen Elliott joins us for a special presentation of the film on opening night.

At 8:30 is a book signing in the lobby of the Music Box brought to you by The Book Cellar.

At 9:20 is a screening of the new film About Cherry followed by a Q&A with Stephen Elliott conducted by Newcity film editor Ray Pride.

For $16, a VIP package is available. The VIP package gets you priority seating in the theatre and invited to the VIP afterparty at Deleece with Stephen Elliott and Ray Pride where the discussion will continue. At Deleece is free coffee and dessert and a cash bar.

Stephen Elliott is the author of seven books including The Adderall Diaries which has been described as “genius” by both the San Francisco Chronicle and Vanity Fair. The Adderall Diaries was the best book of the year in Time Out New York, a best of 2009 in Kirkus Reviews, and one of 50 notable books in the San Francisco Chronicle.

His novel, Happy Baby, was a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lion Award as well as a best book of the year in Salon.com, Newsday, Chicago New City, the Journal News, and the Village Voice.

Elliott’s writing has been featured in Esquire, The New York Times, The Believer, GQ, Best American Non-Required Reading 2005 and 2007, Best American Erotica, and Best Sex Writing 2006. He is the editor of The Rumpus.

About Cherry

A film by Stephen Elliott starring James Franco, Heather Graham, Dev Patel, and Ashley Hinshaw

 

About Cherry challenges assumptions about sexuality and pornography, while addressing the common struggle of finding one’s role in life.

Angelina (Ashley Hinshaw) is an 18-year-old on the verge of finishing high school, rushing to escape her broken family life. After reluctantly taking nude photos at her boyfriend’s (Jonny Weston) behest, she takes the cash to skip town with her best friend (Dev Patel). Angelina gets a job cocktailing in a San Francisco strip club where she meets Frances (James Franco), an affluent lawyer who introduces her to a high-class world beyond her wildest dreams.

At the same time, Angelina begins exploring San Francisco’s porn industry, using the moniker Cherry, under the wing of a former performer turned adult film director (Heather Graham). But Angelina’s newfound ideal lifestyle soon comes apart at the seams.

 


Fri, Oct 5 9:19pm
 
 
 

About Cherry

A film by Stephen Elliott starring James Franco, Heather Graham, Dev Patel, and Ashley Hinshaw

 

About Cherry challenges assumptions about sexuality and pornography, while addressing the common struggle of finding one’s role in life.

Angelina (Ashley Hinshaw) is an 18-year-old on the verge of finishing high school, rushing to escape her broken family life. After reluctantly taking nude photos at her boyfriend’s (Jonny Weston) behest, she takes the cash to skip town with her best friend (Dev Patel). Angelina gets a job cocktailing in a San Francisco strip club where she meets Frances (James Franco), an affluent lawyer who introduces her to a high-class world beyond her wildest dreams.

At the same time, Angelina begins exploring San Francisco’s porn industry, using the moniker Cherry, under the wing of a former performer turned adult film director (Heather Graham). But Angelina’s newfound ideal lifestyle soon comes apart at the seams.

 


Fri, Oct 5 9:19pm
Sat, Oct 6 9:20pm
Sun, Oct 7 9:20pm
Mon, Oct 8 9:20pm
Tue, Oct 9 9:20pm
Wed, Oct 10 9:20pm
Thu, Oct 11 9:20pm
 
 
 

Blonde Venus

A film by Josef von Sternberg starring Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, and Herbert Marshall

 

While her impoverished and sickly husband can’t even sell his body to medical science for radium treatment, Marlene Dietrich has to beat back those who’d gladly purchase hers. Hitting the streets to pay for her hubby’s medicine, Dietrich climbs up and down the socioeconomic ladder, including a lucrative affair with Cary Grant. Featuring Dietrich’s gorilla-suited number “Hot Voodoo”!

 


Sat, Oct 6 11:30am
Sun, Oct 7 11:30am
 
 
 

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

A film by Lisa Immordino Vreeland starring Diana Vreeland

 

An intimate portrait and a vibrant celebration of one of the most influential women of the 20th century.


“When discussing tastemakers of the 20th century, few names conjure "style" with the zest of Diana Vreeland, and docu The Eye Has to Travel gets the zing just right.”
Variety

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel is about an enduring icon whose influence changed the faces of fashion, beauty, art, publishing — and culture itself — forever.

Vreeland’s story illustrates the entry of women into roles of power and prominence during the 20th century, travelling through some of its greatest historical and cultural eras, including Paris’s Belle Epoque, New York in the Roaring 20s, and London in the Swinging 60s.

 


Thu, Oct 4 5:10pm · 7:30pm · 9:40pm
Fri, Oct 5 2:00pm · 5:10pm · 7:30pm · 9:40pm
Sat, Oct 6 2:00pm · 5:10pm · 7:30pm · 9:40pm
Sun, Oct 7 2:00pm · 5:10pm · 7:30pm · 9:40pm
Mon, Oct 8 5:10pm · 9:40pm
Tue, Oct 9 5:10pm · 7:30pm · 9:40pm
Wed, Oct 10 5:10pm · 7:30pm · 9:40pm
Thu, Oct 11 5:10pm · 7:30pm · 9:40pm
Fri, Oct 12 2:00pm · 5:10pm · 7:30pm
Sat, Oct 13 2:00pm · 5:10pm · 7:30pm
Sun, Oct 14 2:00pm · 5:10pm · 7:30pm
Mon, Oct 15 5:10pm · 7:30pm
Tue, Oct 16 5:10pm · 7:30pm
Wed, Oct 17 5:10pm · 7:30pm
Thu, Oct 18 5:10pm · 7:30pm
Fri, Oct 19 5:00pm
Sat, Oct 20 5:00pm
Sun, Oct 21 2:30pm
Mon, Oct 22 5:00pm
Tue, Oct 23 7:20pm
Wed, Oct 24 9:40pm
Thu, Oct 25 5:00pm
 
 
 

The American Scream

A film by Michael Paul Stephenson starring Matthew Brodeur, Victor Bariteau and Manny Souza

 


“Clearly a labor of love from all involved, The American Scream is a warm and touching look at three families doing what they love with what they have.”
–Luke Mullen, Film School Rejects

“I consistently alternated beaming and welling up tears throughout the entirety of Michael Paul Stephenson’s THE AMERICAN SCREAM. And you’re likely to, as well”
–Samuel Zimmerman, Fangoria

From the director of Best Worst Movie, The American Scream follows Halloween in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, where every year, the most ambitiously creative spookery in the world is revealed. The Bariteau, Souza, and Brodeur families are known as “haunters” and spend hours upon hours turning their homes into elaborate haunted houses every Halloween. This documentary follows them through their hardships and triumphs, and paints a compelling and sometimes heartbreaking portrait of American blue-collar life.

 


Fri, Oct 5 midnight
Sat, Oct 6 midnight
Fri, Oct 19 midnight
Fri, Oct 26 midnight
Sat, Oct 27 midnight
Fri, Nov 2 midnight
Sat, Nov 3 midnight
 
 
 

Magical Mystery Tour

A film by Bernard Knowles, The Beatles starring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

 

Songs you’ll never forget, the film you’ve never seen and a story that’s never been heard.

In September 1967, in the wake of the extraordinary impact of Sgt. Pepper, The Beatles made a film — this time conceived and directed by them. Based on a loose unscripted narrative and in the spirit of the experimental mood of the time, the film became the vehicle to present 6 new songs: “Magical Mystery Tour”, “The Fool On The Hill”, “Flying”, “I Am The Walrus”, “Blue Jay Way” and “Your Mother Should Know”.

Magical Mystery Tour is a surreal take on the British tradition of a coach trip to the seaside, featuring John, Paul, George and Ringo as themselves along with an eccentric cast of characters.

 


Mon, Oct 8 7:30pm
 
 
 

Sleepwalk With Me

A film by Mike Birbiglia and Seth Barrish starring Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose and Kevin Barnett

 


“An endearing indie feature about the day-to-day indecisions and nocturnal perambulations of a commitment-phobic New Yorker.”
Variety

“I’m going to tell you a story and it’s true… I always have to tell people that.” So asserts comedian-turned-playwright-turned-filmmaker Mike Birbiglia directly to the viewer at the outset of his autobiographically-inspired, fictional feature debut.

We are thrust into the tale of a burgeoning stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship threatening to race out of his control, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Based on the successful one-man show, Sleepwalk with Me engages in the kind of passionate and personal storytelling that transfigures intimate anguish into comic art.

 


Thu, Oct 4 5:45pm · 7:45pm
Fri, Oct 5 midnight
Sat, Oct 6 midnight
Fri, Oct 12 9:30pm
Sat, Oct 13 9:30pm
Sun, Oct 14 9:30pm
Mon, Oct 15 9:30pm
Tue, Oct 16 9:30pm
Wed, Oct 17 9:30pm
Thu, Oct 18 9:30pm
Fri, Oct 19 9:40pm
Sat, Oct 20 2:30pm
Sun, Oct 21 7:20pm
Mon, Oct 22 9:40pm
Tue, Oct 23 5:00pm
Wed, Oct 24 7:20pm
Thu, Oct 25 9:40pm
 

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