Happy Wednesday, Music Boxers
Coming up, another week of Tickled, the new documentary that must be seen to be believed. What begins as a lighthearted look into the online world of “competitive endurance tickling” videos soon gives way to something more sinister, in one of the most intriguing thrillers to hit the big screen in years.
Opening Friday, Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words is an intimate encounter with the iconoclastic composer and musician. Rated 91% Fresh on RottenTomatoes, Slash Film calls this documentary “Fiercely intelligent. Brutally honest.”
Also opening Friday, the first-ever U.S. Theatrical release of Belladonna of Sadness, in a new 4K Restoration! One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, Belladonna of Sadness is a mad, swirling, psychedelic light-show of medieval tarot-card imagery. Only four screenings!
Our Marilyn Monroe Matinee Series begins this weekend with the raucous comedy Some Like It Hot on 35MM. Ranked the Funniest Movie of All Time by the American Film Institute, Jack Lemmon & Tony Curtis are on the run from the mob and resort to desperate measures to save their skin—dressing in drag and joining Marilyn’s all-girl jazz band! “Nobody’s Perfect”, but this movie might be! See it Saturday & Sunday at 11:30am.
This Friday & Saturday at Midnight, Meryl Streep & Goldie Hawn star in Robert Zemeckis’ dark camp comedy Death Becomes Her. Featuring ground-breaking, Oscar-winning special effects, used for the most malicious purposes.
It’s summertime, have you been by to grab a drink in the Music Box Lounge And Garden? Did you know that the Lounge & Garden are available for private events, and we’d love to host your party/reception/summertime get-together/box social/etc? If you’re interested & would like more information, please e-mail Drake@MusicBoxTheatre.com.
Next Wednesday at 7:30pm, join 93XRT & Goose Island Brewing celebrate LCD Soundsystem’s first Chicago show performance in 5 years by showing their pulse-pounding concert film Shut Up and Play the Hits!
Coming up in the next few weeks, check out the schedule for The 2016 Chicago French Film Festival (July 22nd-28th) and our Coen Brothers Retrospective (July 8th-14th), coinciding the new digital restoration of their debut film Blood Simple. And don’t forget to check out our complete July/August 2016 Film Calendar, for more films & events coming to Chicago this summer!
See you at the movies