Happy Thursday, Music Boxers,
‘“Four Stars” – Roger Ebert
“The film is a singular achievement.” – Michael Phillips
“Captures the drama and suspense of real life as urgently as any picture released this year.” – Bob Mondello
“A quiet reminder of how good it’s possible for movies to be.” – Dana Stevens
This what our favorite critics are saying about Best Foreign Language Film Nominee A SEPARATION. It’s a virtual lock for the Oscar (or is it?) and the Music Box has the exclusive engagement in Chicago! Check it out this weekend and let us know what you think!
Also, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’re planning lots of fun events. Check out the schedule here!
Sundance USA returns to the Music Box Theatre!
For the third year in a row, Music Box Theatre is honored to partner with Sundance Film Festival U.S.A. and its nationwide tour. This year, we have been selected to host the World Premiere of actor/director Julie Delpy’s new film 2 Days In New York, a follow-up to her 2007 film, 2 Days In Paris.
“Rivietingly told. Grips you like a great thriller.” –Vogue
Lies may lead to truth.
Set in contemporary Iran, A SEPARATION is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and their daughter but when he refuses to leave his ailing father she sues for divorce. Her request denied, Simin returns to her parents’ home and Nader hires a young woman to assist with his father’s care. However, when he discovers that the new maid has been lying to him, he realizes that there is more on the line than just his marriage.
Presented in Persian with English subtitles
Fri, Jan 27 2:00pm · 4:30pm · 7:00pm · 9:30pm
Sat, Jan 28 2:00pm · 4:30pm · 7:00pm · 9:30pm
Sun, Jan 29 2:00pm · 4:30pm · 7:00pm · 9:30pm
Mon, Jan 30 4:30pm · 7:00pm · 9:30pm
Tue, Jan 31 4:30pm · 7:00pm · 9:30pm
Wed, Feb 1 4:30pm · 7:00pm · 9:30pm
Thu, Feb 2 4:30pm · 7:00pm · 9:30pm
“Critic’s Pick! A sharply observed, beautifully acted coming-of-age tale.” –New York Magazine
“****! The year’s best film.” –Slant
There’s a new kid in town.
In “Tomboy,” filmmaker Céline Sciamma’s (“Water Lilies”) second feature, a family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure (Zoé Heran) and 6-year-old Jeanne (Malonn Lévana), moves to a new suburban neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her Jean Seberg haircut and tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids, and decides to pass herself off as “Mikael,” a boy different enough to catch the attention of the leader of the pack, Lisa (Jeanne Disson), who becomes smitten.
At home with her parents (Mathieu Demy and Sophie Cattani) and girlie younger sister, she is Laure: hanging out with her new pals and girlfriend, she is Mikael. Finding resourceful ways to hide her true self, Laure takes advantage of her new identity, as if the end of the summer would never reveal her unsettling secret. Sciamma brings a light and charming touch to this contemporary coming-of-age story, which is also about relationships between children, children and parents, and the even more complicated one between one’s heart and body.
Fri, Jan 27 2:20pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Sat, Jan 28 2:20pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Sun, Jan 29 2:20pm · 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Mon, Jan 30 5:00pm · 7:19pm · 9:40pm
Tue, Jan 31 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Wed, Feb 1 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Thu, Feb 2 5:00pm · 7:20pm · 9:40pm
Police chief Marge Gunderson — a serious sleuth who’s sharper than her folksy accent suggests — is hot on the trail of a Minneapolis car dealer conspiring with two kidnappers to snatch his wife so he can pocket part of the hefty ransom.
Fri, Jan 27 midnight
Sat, Jan 28 midnight
Alien: The Director’s Cut
New 35mm print! DTS sound!
“Don’t miss the chance to see it on the big screen!” —New York Magazine
Ridley Scott’s breakthough film, an immensely successful blend of horror and science fiction, is a classic in both genres and spawned a host of sequels and imitators. Starring Sigourney Weaver as warrant officer Ellen Ripley, Alien focuses on the crew of the space cargo ship Nostromo, which lands on a moribund planet in response to a faint SOS. Inside a crashed ship, the crew members come upon strange pods, one of which spews forth a fleshy insectile creature that locks on to the face of the unlucky Kane (John Hurt).
Fri, Jan 27 midnight
Sat, Jan 28 midnight
Song of the Thin Man
In the sixth and final installment, our high-class sleuths are called upon to investigate the murder of bandleader Tommy Drake. While the cops zero in on a gaming-ship owner (Bruce Cowling), Nick and Nora pursue other suspects, including curvaceous chanteuse Fran Page (Gloria Grahame). Dean Stockwell plays the detective duo’s 5-year-old son.
Sat, Jan 28 11:30am
Sun, Jan 29 11:30am
“A swoon of pleasure” –The Guardian
“”In the realm of greatness” -Time Out New York
Based on the novel by Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami’s bestselling novel is brought to the screen by Oscar nominee Tran Anh Hung (THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA). Tokyo, the late 1960s… Students around the world are uniting to overthrow the establishment and Toru Watanabe’s personal life is similarly in tumult. At heart, he is deeply devoted to his first love, Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman. But their complex bond has been forged by the tragic death of their best friend years before. Watanabe lives with the influence of death everywhere. That is, until Midori, a girl who is everything that Naoko is not – outgoing, vivacious, supremely self-confident – marches into his life and Watanabe must choose between his past and his future.
Thu, Jan 26 8:15pm
Sat, Jan 28 12:00pm
Sun, Jan 29 12:00pm