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Werner Herzog’s New Documentary, Redford & Newman in The Sting, Neon Demon, and more!
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Happy Wednesday, Music Boxers

Opening this Friday, legendary master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) examines the past, present and constantly evolving future of the Internet in Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World. Informative, wry, and presented in a way that only Herzog is capable of, The Playlist calls Lo And Behold, “A masterful inquiry into technological evolution.”

Also playing, Mike Birbiglia takes a heartfelt & hilarious look at the lives of improvisors in Don’t Think Twice. The hit indie comedy of the summer, Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune calls it “Genuinely sharp, funny and bracingly honest”. Screenings have been selling out, so get your tickets now.

At midnight this Friday & Saturday, beauty comes with a price in Los Angeles in The Neon Demon, the new horror thriller from Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive). On Friday night, Consequence of Sound presents gnarly ’90s flick Airborne, a coming-of-age tale about how rollerblading helps you be yourself (With a little help from Seth Green).

Our next weekend matinee series celebrates the rare Best Picture-Winning Comedies from the Oscars’ history. This Saturday & Sunday, Paul Newman and Robert Redford are in top form as a pair of 1930s Chicago conmen in the charming The Sting. And with its unforgettable score, we guarantee you’ll be humming as you leave the theater!

In anticipation of their upcoming production of The Love Potion (Le Vin Herbe) at the Music Box, beginning September 30th, the Chicago Opera Theater presents a special screening of François Truffaut’s forbidden romance The Woman Next Door. Starring Gérard Depardieu as a man embroiled in an illicit affair, The Woman Next Door screens Tuesday, August 30th at 7:30pm. Get tickets today.

You can also stop by the Music Box Lounge for some staged readings! On Sunday, Interrobang Theatre Project kicks off their 7th season with a staged reading of Diablo Cody’s Oscar-winning script for Juno. Next Tuesday, [REDACTED] gives a certain Michael J. Fox monster comedy a much needed rewrite.

Finally, have you seen our next Film Calendar? Packed with great Films & Special Events, including The Music Box of Horrors, Ron Howard’s new documentary on The Beatles, The Room with Tommy Wiseau in person, Begotten with director E. Elias Merhige in person, Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Dekalog, The 48 Hour Film Project, David Bowie Is, and events with The A.V. Club, The Field Museum, Unabridged Bookstore & much more! Not to mention the Dog Film Festival AND CatVideoFest!

CLICK HERE to check out the Full Calendar.

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Tuesday, August 23rd – Monday, August 29th, 2016

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Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

A film by Werner Herzog


Legendary master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) examines the past, present and constantly evolving future of the Internet in Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World.

“FOUR STARS. Herzog weaves a fantastical tale.”
The Guardian

“A masterful inquiry into technological evolution.”
The Playlist

“A MUST-SEE for anyone on social networks.”
–The Verge

Working with NETSCOUT, a world leader in-real time service assurance and cybersecurity, which came aboard as a producer and led him into a new world, Herzog conducted original interviews with cyberspace pioneers and prophets such as PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, Internet protocol inventor Bob Kahn, and famed hacker Kevin Mitnick.

These provocative conversations reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works, from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships. In the words of executive producer Jim McNiel, “It’s a journey even Werner, with his immense imagination and inquisitive mind, didn’t expect. Unless you have lived in the technology space, you don’t yet fully appreciate what dwells there.” Herzog adds: “It is one of the biggest revolutions we as humans are experiencing.”


Fri, Aug 26 3:00pm · 5:10pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Sat, Aug 27 11:00am · 3:00pm · 5:10pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Sun, Aug 28 11:00am · 3:00pm · 5:10pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Mon, Aug 29 3:00pm · 5:10pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Tue, Aug 30 3:00pm · 5:10pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Wed, Aug 31 3:00pm · 5:10pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Thu, Sep 1 3:00pm · 5:10pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm

Don’t Think Twice

A film by Mike Birbiglia starring Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard


“Genuinely sharp, funny, and bracingly honest.”
–Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“A funny, moving, compassionate comedy. Mike Birbiglia has made his ??Annie Hall??.”
–Leonard Maltin

When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets cast on a hit TV show, the rest of the group – all best friends – start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. From the director of Sleepwalk With Me and the creator of This American Life comes Don’t Think Twice, a critically acclaimed comedy packed with comic stars Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher that presents a hilarious and honest look at the lives of professional funny people.


Tue, Aug 23 5:30pm · 7:30pm · 9:45pm
Wed, Aug 24 3:30pm · 5:30pm · 7:30pm · 9:45pm
Thu, Aug 25 3:30pm · 5:30pm · 7:30pm · 9:45pm
Fri, Aug 26 3:15pm · 5:15pm · 7:30pm · 9:50pm
Sat, Aug 27 1:10pm · 3:15pm · 5:15pm · 7:30pm · 9:50pm · 11:50pm
Sun, Aug 28 1:10pm · 3:15pm · 5:15pm · 7:30pm · 9:50pm
Mon, Aug 29 3:15pm · 5:15pm · 7:30pm · 9:50pm
Tue, Aug 30 3:15pm · 5:15pm · 9:50pm
Wed, Aug 31 3:15pm · 5:15pm · 7:30pm · 9:50pm
Thu, Sep 1 3:15pm · 5:15pm · 7:30pm · 9:50pm

The Sting

A film by George Roy Hill starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw


Chicago, September 1936
Following the murder of a mutual friend, aspiring con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) teams up with old pro Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) to take revenge on the ruthless crime boss responsible, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Hooker and Gondorff set about implementing an elaborate scheme, one so crafty that Lonnegan won’t even know he’s been swindled. As their big con unfolds, however, things don’t go according to plan, requiring some last-minute improvisation by the undaunted duo. Winner of 7 Academy Awards, including Director, Writing, Editing, and Original Score.


Sat, Aug 27 11:30am
Sun, Aug 28 11:30am

The Neon Demon

A film by Nicolas Winding Refn starring Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves


Beauty isn’t everything.
It’s the only thing.

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has in The Neon Demon, the new horror thriller from Nicolas Winding Refn. The Neon Demon stars Elle Fanning (Maleficent, Super 8), Jena Malone (Inherent Vice, The Hunger Games series), Keanu Reeves (John Wick, The Matrix series), and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, Drive).


Fri, Aug 26 midnight
Sat, Aug 27 midnight


A film by Rob Bowman starring Shane McDermott, Seth Green, Brittney Powell


When his parents go to Australia for six months to work on a zoology project, young Mitchell is sent to live with his relatives in Cincinnati. Initially dismayed by the cold climate, Mitchell’s unhappiness increases when he’s taunted by the high school’s popular kids. As he strikes up a relationship with Nikki, Mitchell begins to win over his bullies by using his Rollerblading skills in street hockey games.


Fri, Aug 26 midnight

The Woman Next Door, presented by The Chicago Opera Theater

In anticipation of their upcoming production of Le Vin Herbe Opera at the Music Box, starting 9/30, the Chicago Opera Theater presents a special screening of François Truffaut’s forbidden romance.

The Woman Next Door

A film by François Truffaut starring Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant


Bernard Coudray (Gérard Depardieu), a teacher, lives with his wife and small son in quiet, idyllic rural France. One day, though, a married couple moves into the house next door. Strangely enough, the woman — Mathilde Bauchard (Fanny Ardant) — happens to be Coudray’s ex-lover, with whom he had an intense affair years earlier. Coudray resumes his obsession with Bauchard, and their rekindled romance threatens to destroy both their marriages — if it doesn’t destroy each of them first.


Tue, Aug 30 7:30pm

Interrobang Theatre Project Season Seven Fundraiser: JUNO – A live staged reading

Purchase Advance Tickets

​Help ITP! kick off their “Flesh and Blood” season with a live reading of Diablo Cody’s Juno, a story about parenthood, growing up, and the complicated circus that is the modern American Family. Along with their programmed plays, Interrobang is proud to present Juno as a humor filled and poignant work by a fearless female author.

Juno was Cody’s debut script, winning both the BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay. She went on to write and produce Showtime’s United States of Tara television series, and the feature films, Jennifer’s Body (2009) and Young Adult (2011). Paradise, her directorial debut, was released in 2013.

All proceeds from this event will go to support Interrobang’s Seventh Season.




Sun, Aug 28 6:00pm
Tue, Aug 30 8:00pm
Tue, Sep 13 8:00pm
Wed, Sep 21 7:30pm
Sun, Oct 16 6:00pm
Sat, Oct 22 7:00pm

[REDACTED] in the Music Box Lounge

There’s no rule against a werewolf playing basketball…

Meet (REDACTED): a series where funny people decimate a movie that they (and you) love. They’ll make you laugh. They’ll make you cry. They’ll teach you to surf on top of a car.

This month: Our Hero, [NOT MARTY MCFLY] is busy with high school, the basketball championship, and getting the girl. Also, when the moon is full he’s a [TRANSFORMING MONSTER]. Can this teenager do it all? Or will life take him down like a pack of wolves? Find out as “writer” Rob Grabowski takes on Kevin Lambert’s favorite movie in [YOUNG ADULT DOG].




Sun, Aug 28 6:00pm
Tue, Aug 30 8:00pm
Tue, Sep 13 8:00pm
Wed, Sep 21 7:30pm
Sun, Oct 16 6:00pm
Sat, Oct 22 7:00pm

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