Happy Thursday, Music Boxers
In one day, Noir City returns to the Music Box! For the seventh great year, the Film Noir Foundation presents underseen classics from America’s most revered genre, many of which will be screened on 35mm. The 2015 program includes tributes to heavyweights like Robert Ryan & Barbara Stanwyck & Dan Duryea, a special Saturday night of Argentinian Noir, introductions from Film Noir Foundation experts, and much more. Check out our full schedule and get your tickets today!
Summer in Chicago is coming to a close, and there’s no better time to catch up on fantastic independent film. We have another week of screenings for Digging For Fire, the star-studded comedy from Chicago director Joe Swanberg, and the critically acclaimed Phoenix, hailed by Variety as one of the best films of 2015!
A moving tale of one of Brazil’s most celebrated authors, Paulo Coehlo’s Best Story opens on Friday. The newest release from Music Box Films traces the journey of literary guru Paulo Coehlo from humble roots to eventual emergence as the prolific author of 30 books that have sold over 165 million copies.
Royal Shakespeare Company presents their gripping new production of The Merchant of Venice on Wednesday, Sept 2nd at 7:00pm. Filmed in London, Shakespeare’s uncompromising tale of strife and revenge is being called “The RSC at the very top of its game” (Evening Standard).
Also, playing this weekend, catch our midnight showings of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, the quintessential cinematic love story between a man and his bike, and the innovative indie hit Tangerine. Our James Mason matinee series kicks off on Saturday & Sunday morning with Pandora and The Flying Dutchman.
Heading into September, come out next Friday for opening night of Meru, a thrilling expedition up the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru, through nature’s harshest elements and one’s complicated inner demons. Filmmakers Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi will host a special Q&A after the screening. Saturday, Sept 5th at Midnight, drag superstar Lucy Stoole hosts John Waters’ Female Trouble There will be drinks, costumes, prizes and a cocktail party hosted in the Music Box Lounge & Garden.