Happy Thursday Music Boxers,
The Patience Stone is a mesmerizing chamber drama about a young wife left to care for her older husband, a former Mujahidin left comatose by bullet to the neck. Emboldened by his inability to speak, the woman embarks on a emotional journey of self discovery telling, revealing truths to him the she would have never dared to before. The LA Times says the film “Shines a startling, hugely affecting light on the desperate measures so many women must take to survive in the world’s most mercilessly patriarchal cultures”.
Late night all week, Brian De Palma returns to sleek, seductive territory with an erotic corporate thriller fueled by sex, ambition, envy and the murderous side of Passion. The film stars Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace as two rising female executives in a multinational corporation whose fierce competition to rise up the ranks is about to turn literally cut-throat.
On Sunday, Music Box Theatre presents the closing night of Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival. The screenings at the Music Box include Scott Stark’s mannequin-starring The Realist showing with Phil Solomon’s Grand Theft Auto-derived Empire, James Benning’s Nightfall and a sneak preview screening of Gabe Klinger’s Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater, fresh off its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Purchase advance tickets now.
Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant charm in the comedic thriller Charade, this weekend at 11:30am. The Music Box celebrates the 50th anniversary of this deliciously dark film from director Stanley Donen (Singin’ In The Rain).
Murderous mimes, robots, blood-thirsty sharks, free loving debauchery, and poignant anti-war monologues by raving mad hippies — all this and more is provided in writer-director-prophet Amos Sefer’s allegorical film, An American Hippie in Israel. Midnights this Friday and Saturday!
We also have additional daily screenings of the fearless drama The Attack, a special Saturday screening of the shocking killer whale documentary Blackfish (A movie Rolling Stone calls “May be the scariest movie around”), and matinee screenings of the startling documentary The Act Of Killing.
See you at the movies