Thursday, October 4, 2012

Well-Digger's Daughter! About Cherry! Story of Film!

Music Box Theatre

This Friday, the Music Box and Newcity welcome acclaimed author/director Stephen Elliott (The Adderall Diaries, Happy Baby) for a special presentation of his debut film About Cherry. Elliott, a Chicago-native, and Newcity film editor Ray Pride will host a Q&A following a screening of the star-studded film. Regular admission and VIP tickets are on sale now. Can’t make it Friday? Don’t worry, we have additional screenings all week!

The Well-Digger’s Daughter is an exquisitely crafted, sun-drenched melodrama, based on the work of Marcel Pagnol. Acclaimed French actor Daniel Auteuil (Jean de Florette) makes his directorial debut, playing a father who is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his saintly daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper. The Hollywood Reporter calls it “a polished, finely acted tale of love and class in the south of France”.

This weekend, we begin matinee screenings The Story of Film: An Odyssey, an epic journey through the history of world cinema. This landmark documentary begins with the invention of motion pictures at the end of the 19th century and concludes with the multi-billion dollar globalized digital industry of the 21st. The series will be presented in 7 parts, one part each weekend, from October 6th through November 18th. For all you movie lovers, we’re offering a pass that gets you into all screenings for just $35! Passes on sale now, all other tickets available at the box office.

On Monday, we’re celebrating the 45th anniversary of The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour! For the first time ever, the film will be shown on the big screen, in a brand new restored version, and includes some never before seen footage and interviews. Tickets on sale now.

And don’t forget, next weekend is full of special events! On Friday the 12th, we welcome special guest Sybil Danning for a presentation of the best women-in-prison movie in the history of the world, Chained Heat. We’re also screening the original vampire film, the silent classic Nosferatu, complete with live organ accompaniment! This all leads up to 24 hours of movie madness with the Music Box of Horrors, beginning Saturday the 13th at noon! Tickets for all events are on sale now.

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