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Sacrifice! French Film Festival! Summer Music Film Festival!

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This week, we’re pleased to open Sacrifice, from Chen Kaige, director of Farewell My Concubine. The Hollywood Reporter calls it, “A classical historical drama of grand passions and humanity…”

We’ve also got not one, but two film festivals! Beginning July 27th, the Music Box Theatre presents the best in contemporary French cinema with The Second Annual Chicago French Film Festival. Highlights include the Opening Night Presentation of A Better Life and Saturday night’s Festival Centerpiece Beloved, starring Catherine Deneuve. Check out the full schedule and purchase advance tickets.

Then, starting Monday July 30th, the Music Box Theatre and Sound Opinions present the Music Box Summer Music Film Festival 2. The festival includes screenings of Paul Simon’s Under African Skies, LCD Soundsystem’s Shut Up and Play the Hits, and Andrew Bird: Fever Year. You can find the full schedule and purchase advance tickets.

Also, this weekend is your last chance to catch screenings of Neil Young Journeys and Elena, and tonight is your last chance to see National Theatre Live presents Frankenstein, and this will be your ONLY chance to catch many of the films in the French Film Festival and Summer Music Festival. It’s a week of last chances here, so don’t miss out!

See you at the movies!

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