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The Third Man! Yankee Doodle Dandy! A Midsummer Night’s Dream!
 
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Happy Thursday Music Boxers,

Opening tomorrow is a brand new restoration of Carol Reed’s The Third Man. One of the finest film noirs of all time, featuring Orson Welles in an iconic supporting performance. The Vienna scenery, the zither score, the “cuckoo clock” monologue, the greatest foot chase in cinema history. . . See it all on the big screen!

Before you catch the fireworks this weekend, celebrate the 4th of July with Yankee Doodle Dandy, the Oscar-winning musical starring James Cagney! Featuring a patriotic pre-show sing-a-long! Join in the chorus on Saturday at 11:30am. Only $5 for kids 12 & under!

What do you get when you pair William Shakespeare with visionary director Julie Taymor? Magic. We’re hosting two special presentations of Taymor’s breathtaking and lush A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the highly acclaimed stage production turned into an immersive cinematic experience. See it on Sunday morning & Tuesday evening.

We also have daily screenings of the enthralling documentary The Wolfpack and weekend matinees of the hit musical Eden.

In our patriotic midnight film, Chuck Norris is a one-man-army taking on a team of terrorists in Invasion USA. 30th Anniversary!

On Wednesday, Robin Williams stars in one of his final roles in the touching and powerful Boulevard. Presented by the New York Film Critics Series, the screening will be followed by a pre-taped Q&A with director Dito Montiel.

Finally, Second Saturday Silent Cinema returns on July 11th with Way Down East, D.W. Griffith’s thrilling romance starring Lillian Gish. Featuring live accompaniment from the Music Box organ! Get your tickets today.

See you at the movies!

Thursday, July 2nd – Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

 

Best Cinematography, Academy Awards Academy Awards
1949

Nominated: Carol Reed, Best Director, Academy Awards Academy Awards
1949
 

The Third Man

A film by Carol Reed starring Joseph Cotten, Aida Valli, Orson Welles

 

New Restoration!


“One great scene after another! One great shot after another! I’ve seen it 50 times and it’s still magic!”
–Roger Ebert

Joseph Cotten stars as unemployed pulp novelist Holly Martins. When he arrives in post-WWII Vienna on the promise of a job from his old friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles in a signature performance), he finds that Lime has recently died in a dubious car accident. Restored in 4K by Deluxe, England, on behalf on Studiocanal, from a fine grain master positive struck from the original negative. A 2015 Cannes Classics Selection.

 


Fri, Jul 3 2:30pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Sat, Jul 4 2:30pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm · midnight
Sun, Jul 5 2:30pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Mon, Jul 6 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Tue, Jul 7 5:00pm · 7:20pm
Wed, Jul 8 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Thu, Jul 9 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
 
 
Academy Awards

Yankee Doodle Dandy
James Cagney, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Academy Awards (1942)

 

Celebrate Independence Day with Yankee Doodle Dandy

Purchase advance tickets online

Celebrate the 4th with us and join in the chorus!

We welcome you on the 4th of July to join us for a classic American film, Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Featuring songs such as “It’s a Grand Old Flag” and “Over There.”

Starring James Cagney in the lead role as a song and dance man (for which he won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role) and the music of George M. Cohan (who saw the film shortly before he died and approved of Cagney’s performance), Yankee Doodle Dandy is the perfect film to start off your Independence Day celebrations right.

Yankee Doodle Dandy

A film by Michael Curtiz starring James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston

 

Celebrate Independence Day with a classic!

This biopic about renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan, memorably played by James Cagney, is perhaps the most patriotic movie around!

The tale of Cohan, the Broadway great born on the 4th of July who inspired a nation during The Great War with such songs as “It’s a Grand Old Flag” and “Over There,” was exactly what a WWII nation needed upon its summer of 1942 release. The film earned Cagney, an actor known primarily for his tough-guy roles, his only Oscar statuette. See it on the 4th and join in the chorus!

 


Sat, Jul 4 11:30am
 
 
 

The Wolfpack

A film by Crystal Moselle starring Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Narayana Angulo

 

Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize: Documentary!


“Intoxicating. The whole movie feels dreamed.”
Grantland

“The most wild and unbelievable story you’ll see in theaters.”
Hitfix

Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on welfare, they feed their curiosity, creativity, and imagination with film, which allows them to escape from their feelings of isolation and loneliness. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are forever transformed.

 


Thu, Jul 2 4:30pm · 9:45pm
Fri, Jul 3 2:15pm · 5:00pm · 7:30pm · 9:45pm · midnight
Sat, Jul 4 2:15pm · 5:00pm · 7:30pm · 9:45pm
Sun, Jul 5 2:15pm · 5:00pm · 7:30pm · 9:45pm
Mon, Jul 6 5:00pm · 7:30pm · 9:45pm
Tue, Jul 7 5:00pm · 9:45pm
Wed, Jul 8 5:00pm · 9:45pm
Thu, Jul 9 5:00pm · 7:30pm · 9:45pm
 
 
 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A film by Julie Taymor

 

Of all Shakespeare’s plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the most phantasmagorical, with fairies, spells and hallucinatory lovers. Julie Taymor turns out a production that’s visually breathtaking, funny, sexy and darkly poetic. With cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Frida) and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, this immersive, inventive cinematic experience was filmed last autumn during Taymor’s highly acclaimed inaugural stage production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the centre of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of this beloved tale.


“A vibrant, visually stunning journey into William Shakespeare’s beloved fairy-land. In the end, there is no mistaking that the star of this production is Taymor herself.”
Entertainment Weekly

“A deliriously beautiful, deeply magical staging that’s as human as it is wildly inventive.”
–Newsday

 


Sun, Jul 5 11:30am
Tue, Jul 7 7:00pm
 
 
 

Invasion USA

A film by Joseph Zito starring Chuck Norris

 

One of the most jingoistic action films ever committed to celluloid, screening for you on the most patriotic of holidays! A band of rebel terrorists invade America with deadly assaults and well-planned assassinations. Only one man can stop the slaughter: Chuck Norris, an ex-CIA agent who knows the mastermind behind these attacks. Norris stalks the rebels, one by one, until he corners the crazed terrorist leader in a final bloody confrontation with both guns blazing! 30th Anniversary!

 


Fri, Jul 3 midnight
Sat, Jul 4 midnight
 
 
 

Boulevard

A film by Dito Montiel starring Robin Williams, Bob Odenkirk, Kathy Baker

 

Featuring a pre-taped Q&A with Kathy Baker, Director Dito Montiel, Writer Doug Soesbe, & Roberto Aguire
A devoted husband in a marriage of convenience is forced to confront his secret life.

 


Wed, Jul 8 7:00pm
 
 
 

Eden

A film by Mia Hansen-Løve starring Félix de Givry, Pauline Etienne, Gretta Gerwig

 

The life of a French DJ who’s credited with inventing “French house” or the “French touch,” a type of French electronic music that became popular in the 1990s.


“Days later and I can’t get this movie out of my head. Takes on a profundity that other movies could only dream of.”
Vanity Fair

“A veritable history lesson in the genre at its center.”
indieWIRE

Eden is an affecting trip into the electronic dance movement in Paris in the era of Daft Punk. Paul (Félix de Givry), a teenager in the underground scene of the early-nineties, is drawn to the soulful rhythms of Chicago’s garage house music rather than the rave parties currently dominating the scene. He forms a DJ collective named Cheers, and together he and his friends plunge into the ephemeral nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music. Hansen-Løve’s film is a shimmering swirl of color, light and baselines – an intoxicating cocktail of euphoria and melancholy as alive as any nightclub.

 


Thu, Jul 2 4:20pm · 7:00pm · 9:40pm
Sat, Jul 4 11:30am
Sun, Jul 5 11:30am
 
 
 

Way Down East

A film by D. W. Griffith

 

Deceived by bounder Lowell Sherman, Lillian Gish finds haven with a puritanical Maine farm family and their son Richard Barthelmess; but when her secret comes out, it’s time for one of Griffith’s greatest sequences, the race across the floating ice floes.

 


Sat, Jul 11 12:00pm
 

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