Happy Wednesday, Music Boxers
Opening on Friday, the controversial documentary Tickled begins with journalist David Farrier investigating a mysterious tickling competition online. However, what starts out as a lighthearted curiosity soon gives way to something much more dark and sinister. Rated 91% Fresh on RottenTomatoes, the Village Voice calls Tickled “A deeply felt crime thriller you have to see to believe.”
Our Brian De Palma Retrospective concludes with a pair of acclaimed crime stories. Tonight, a rare screening of The Untouchables on 70MM, at 7:30pm. Shot in Chicago, with an Oscar-winning performance from Sean Connery, a David Mamet script, an Ennio Morricone score, and a truly scary Robert De Niro, De Palma has never had better support. The retrospective ends on Thursday with Carlito’s Way, De Palma & Al Pacino’s only collaboration after Scarface.
Before the series returns to TV, check out the prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, this Friday & Saturday at 11:30pm. Our 35mm screenings will be introduced by local musician and Music Box projectionist Daniel Knox, presenting clips, interviews, and rare footage before the David Lynch’s film starts at Midnight. The first 70 patrons for each show will receive an official Twin Peaks trading card. Whoever gets the Laura card each night wins a special Twin Peaks-related prize.
Also opening Friday, the tense supernatural South Korean thriller The Wailing. An officer investigates a mysterious disappearance that has caused a small village to descend into violence & hysteria, in a 100% Fresh rated-film that Examiner calls “Riveting, brilliantly written, impeccably acted, and masterfully filmed…. Without a doubt one of the year’s best films.”
Our matinees this weekend include an encore presentation of National Theatre Live’s One Man, Two Guvnors on Saturday at 11:30am, starring a pre-Carpool Karaoke James Corden in a Tony Award-winning performance. On Saturday & Sunday at 11:30am, Fritz Lang’s M, a harrowing masterwork starring Peter Lorre, concludes our Foreign Masterpieces matinee series.
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.
Also this week, more screenings of the hilarious & compelling political documentary Weiner, and our new Trivia Night on Mondays in the Music Box Lounge. Finally, you only have a few more chances to see the cinefile-approved documentaries De Palma and Raiders!: The Story of The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, the last day for both movies is Thursday, June 23rd.