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!
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See you at the movies