Happy Thursday Music Boxers,
The Chicago Critics Film Festival is here! A grand week of Chicago premieres, curated by the Chicago Film Critics Association. The festival offers a selection of films comprised of recent festival favorites and as-yet-undistributed works from a wide variety of filmmakers, and is the only current example of a major film critics group hosting its own festival.
The festival kicks off on Friday with Digging For Fire, with Chicago director Joe Swanberg in attendance. Other great screenings include Kris Swanberg’s Unexpected with Cobie Smulders, the touching documentary Batkid Begins, the behind-the-scenes look Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon, and Patrick Brice’s revealing comedy The Overnight. The festival wraps up on Thursday with Sundance Grand Jury and Audience Award winner Me And Earl And The Dying Girl.
Tickets to all these premiere screenings and much more are on sale now!
Also this week, additional screenings of hit fashion documentary Dior And I, the Nick Kroll comedy Adult Beginners, and late night screenings of horror sensation It Follows.
If you enjoyed our presentation of Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning Sense and Sensibility, be sure to catch The Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s acclaimed new musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel. Music Box fans receive a special discount on tickets, read below to find out how!
And don’t forget to get your tickets for our upcoming films and events, including opening night of Welcome To Me, our Mother’s Day celebration with Mamma Mia, and midnight screenings of the outrageous animal adventure Roar!
See you at the movies