Music Box Theatre

CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL

Friday, 09 May 2014

A small business owner is about to lose her shop to a major corporate development.

Friday, 06 June 2014

In 1991, music manager Shep Gordon held Mike Myers over a barrel a few weeks before shooting "Wayne"s World" regarding an Alice Cooper song Myers wanted to use in the film. They have been close friends ever since. Twenty-two years later, the story of Gordon"s legendary life in the uber fast lane is now told in Myers" directorial debut. And this time it"s Myers who has Gordon over a barrel. Capitalist, protector, hedonist, pioneer, showman, shaman . . . SUPERMENSCH. Shep Gordon is the consummate Hollywood insider. Though he isn"t a household name, Gordon has become a beacon in the industry, beloved by the countless stars he has encountered throughout his storied career. Shep is known for managing the careers of Alice Cooper as well as stints with Blondie, Luther Vandross and Raquel Welch, among others -- a career that began with a chance encounter in 1968 with Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. He even found time to invent the "Celebrity Chef." Though the chef as star is part of

Friday, 09 May 2014

Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she's inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who's less than happy about the new living arrangement.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

When the girl of your dreams is half your age, it's time to grow up.

Friday, 15 August 2014

On the brink of separation, Ethan and Sophie escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future.

Friday, 09 May 2014

CALVARY"s Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral- and often- comic problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary

Saturday, 10 May 2014

If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you'd have to assume that things couldn't get much worse. In Martin's case, that was only the beginning.

Friday, 29 August 2014

An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn"t consider.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Alexandra and Sergi make love in their tiny Barcelona apartment. They’ve decided to have a baby, but find their plans dashed when Alex receives an offer for an artistic residency in Los Angeles. Understanding this may be Alex’s last chance to re-launch her photography career, the couple decides to put their plans on hold for a year. Separated by 10,000 kilometers, Alex and Sergi must rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. But with their realities no longer shared and the touch of one another gone, the technology that has supposedly brought the world closer together may just tear them apart.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Dick Miller is the last of the great American character actors. Whether sharing the screen with Nicholson, DeNiro, Schwarzenegger or The Ramones, Dick has been stealing scenes since his screen debut in 1955. He has worked with some of the great directors: Scorsese, Corman, Fuller, Dante, Cameron, Demme and more. Every moviegoer knows his face, but few know his name and even fewer know his story; an aspiring writer turned accidental actor. For the first time, Dick Miller has allowed filmmakers incredible access to his life and home for this funny and unexpected story. Joining him are the directors, producers, co-stars and friends who have helped make him Hollywood's leading "that guy".

Friday, 18 July 2014

Eminently inventive auteur Michel Gondry finds inspiration from french novelist Boris Vian"s cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris. Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, Duris plays wealthy bachelor Colin, whose hobbies include developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas (Omar Sy, The Untouchables). When Colin learns that his best friend Chick (Gad Elmaleh, The Valet), a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, has a new American girlfriend, our lonely hero attends a friend"s party in hopes of falling in love himself. He soon meets Chloe (Tautou) and, before they know it, they"re dancing to Duke Ellington and plunging headfirst into a romance that Gondry rapturously depicts as only he can. Their whirlwind courtship is tested when an unusual illness plagues Chloe; a flower begins to grow in her lungs. To sav

Friday, 09 May 2014

The Chicago Film Critics Association, a group of more than 50 Chicago-area print, online and broadcast critics who have been celebrating and promoting the art of cinema for 24 years, will hold the second Chicago Critics Film Festival from May 9-15, 2014.

Friday, 09 May 2014

The Chicago Film Critics Association, a group of more than 50 Chicago-area print, online and broadcast critics who have been celebrating and promoting the art of cinema for 24 years, will hold the second Chicago Critics Film Festival from May 9-15, 2014.

Monday, 12 May 2014

The Chicago Film Critics Association, a group of more than 50 Chicago-area print, online and broadcast critics who have been celebrating and promoting the art of cinema for 24 years, will hold the second Chicago Critics Film Festival from May 9-15, 2014.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Frequencies is being billed as the world's first Scientific-Philosophical romance. Boy meets girl in a not-quite-here, not-quite-now world where one simple discovery has forever changed all human interaction. The film could perhaps best be described as a combination of 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', '(500) Days of Summer' and 'Primer'.

Friday, 06 June 2014

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine"s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy, and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn"t facing it all on her own. It"s allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. And be truly vulnerable. Never failing to find the comedy and humanity in each awkward situation she encounters, Donna finds out along the way what it means to be as brave in life as she is on stage. Anchored by a breakout performance from Jenny Slate, OBVIOUS CHILD is a win

Friday, 18 July 2014

A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Shorts Program 1

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Shorts Program 2

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Oklahoma Cop Deanna was kidnapped by Robbie, her estranged husband, and beaten in the cab of his truck over a harrowing four-day journey. They were pulled over by police and she was taken to the hospital. In spite of Deanna's devastating injuries, Robbie was not arrested. Private Violence, a feature-length documentary, follows Deanna's journey as she rebuilds her life and fights to place Robbie behind bars. Accompanying Deanna is Kit Gruelle, a domestic violence victim turned advocate who navigates the complex world of domestic violence courts, shelters, and law enforcement.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

A live taping of Nick Offerman's one-man show at New York's historic Town Hall theater, featuring a collection of anecdotes, songs and woodworking/oral-sex techniques.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

An independent found footage film about a couple interested in Bigfoot lore, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

An indigenous detective returns to the Outback to investigate the murder of a young girl.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Tellez is a strict and prestigious film critic, totally weary of Hollywood romantic comedies and certain that the best of the seventh art died long time ago. Maybe because of its work, suffers from what he calls the 'maladie du cinema': He sees the world like if it was a big movie that, in addition, he cannot keep from criticizing. While searching for his new apartment, he unexpectedly meets Sofia, a young and attractive woman that has very little to do with his good taste. 'Elemental, constructed on a basis of cliches' he would describe her. Movements of random bring them together over and over again, in strangely idyllic situations. Tellez attempts to escape from a staging that he loathes, but suspects that the movie genre that he hates the most is taking its revenge.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

A brokenhearted woman teams up with her ex-boyfriend to try and stop the hitman she accidentally hired to kill him.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

"Animals" tells the story of Bobbie and Jude, a young couple living in their broken-down car parked alongside Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. Their days are a continuous ritual of theft and scoring until they must confront the difficult truth of their relationship after one of them is hospitalized.

Friday, 07 November 2014

Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.