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Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Happy Thursday Music Boxers,

Cultural icon Diana Vreeland gets the documentary treatment in Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel. Find out the story behind the woman who changed the face of fashion, beauty, art, publishing and culture itself forever. The New York Times calls it “ Dizzily enjoyable".

In the mood for some late night thrills? Check out Snowman’s Land, the latest release from Music Box Films. A professional killing job goes wrong in this darkly comic film from director Tomasz Thomson.

Several months ago, the Music Box played LCD Soundsystem’s Shut Up And Play The Hits to sold out crowds. Now, for one night only, we present LCD Soundsystem: The Final Concert. This is Chicago’s only chance to see the celebrated band’s farewell concert at Madison Square Garden, in its entirety, on the big screen. Tickets on sale now.

We also have more screenings of Sleepwalk With Me and How To Survive A Plague, and midnight screenings of Miami Connection (Which Chud.com calls ‘ The next greatest midnight movie').

Looking for more fun Lakeview activities? For all you dog lovers, the 9th Annual Mutt Strut is this Saturday, September 29th. Chicago Canine Rescue presents this dog and family friendly charity event, kicking off with a 1.5 mile walk through Lakeview, and finishing up with a fun filled block party! Click here for more information.
Also on Saturday, Low-Line Market presents their first Dessert Pot-Luck. Bring your favorite fall dessert to share with friends and neighbors. Mix, mingle and enjoy the afternoon at what will be the location of the new Low-Line Market coming in 2013. This event is sponsored by SSA 27 and the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.

See you at the movies. . .

Thursday, September 27th – Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012


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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.

 
 
 

LCD Soundsystem: The Final Concert

starring James Murphy

 

“If it’s a funeral, let’s have the best funeral ever.”

On April 2nd, 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with New York Magazine calling the event “a marvel of pure craft” and Time Magazine lamenting “we may never dance again.”

From when “Dance Yourself Clean” kicks things off, to the crowd singing along to “All My Friends,” to the final encore of “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down,” the film engulfs and moves, as the passion and emotion of the musicians and the crowd wash over. Someone great, indeed.

 


Tue, Oct 2 7:30pm
 
 
 

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!!!

 


Fri, Sep 28 midnight
 
 
 

Bike Smut: Turning TriXXX

 

The internationally touring film festival of erotic bicycle movies. Sexy and empowering!

 
 
 

Red-Headed Woman

A film by Jack Conway starring Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, and Lewis Stone

 

Jean Harlow plays Lil Andrews, the titular scheming vixen who targets her rich married boss, and any other dimwitted male, to siphon his funds and advance her financial and social standing. After wrecking one marriage, Lil can’t help but keep climbing the ladder ‘til there’s no more rungs to grab!

 
 
 

How to Survive a Plague

A film by David France starring Bill Bahlman, David Barr and Gregg Bordowitz

 

Faced with their own mortality, an improbable group of young people — many of them HIV-positive young men — broke the mold as radical warriors taking on Washington and the medical establishment.


“Words like “important” and “inspiring” tend too often to be meaninglessly attached to non-fiction filmmaking, but in the case of David France’s compelling snapshot of a revolutionary period in AIDS treatment, they are amply justified.”
The Hollywood Reporter

The activism and innovation of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time.

With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and ’90s, filmmaker David France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.

 

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