Wednesday, September 5, 2012
CHI, IL FILMS ON OUR RADAR: BONE with director Larry Cohen--The Music Box--Midnight
The Music Box Theatre presents special midnight screenings of BONE on Friday, September 7th &
Saturday, September 8th. Director Larry Cohen will be speaking before each screening of his controversial debut film.
Advertised as a Black Man Out For White Women movie, audiences were probably more shocked to find out Larry Cohen’s directorial debut was more of a Black Comedy. After taking a Beverly Hills family hostage, Bone discovers that under their seemingly nice life, lies many dark secrets. Whether you’re a “Housewife” (alternate title) or just a movie lover, you won’t want to miss this! With writer/director Larry Cohen on hand to discuss his 1972 film!
WHAT: BONE with special guest, director Larry Cohen
WHERE: The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60607
WHEN: Friday, September 7th and Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at 11:59pm (Midnight)
TICKETS: $9.25 http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/events/bone-2012-09-07-1159-pm
Seating is limited.
This brilliant, edgy and dark comedy by cult director Larry Cohen serves as an interesting time capsule look into early 1970's race relations. Yaphet Kotto stars as a mysterious African-American man who invades the home of a wealthy Beverly Hills couple. At first he demands money and sex, but an array of Polynesian cocktails finds him embroiled the in the couple's rocky and complicated relationship. Not a thriller, however, the film cleverly uses a juxtaposition of stereotypes to expose issues of racism and consumerism. Strong dialogue and acting and an eclectic musical score with some heavy funk and jazz overtones by Gil Melle gives the film a distinctly offbeat, unmistakably 1970s feel.
Director: Larry Cohen
Writer: Larry Cohen
Stars: Yaphet Kotto, Andrew Duggan, Joyce Van Patten
About the Music Box Theatre:
For nearly 30 years the Music Box Theatre has been the premiere venue in Chicago for independent and foreign films, festivals and some of the greatest cinematic events in Chicago. It currently has the largest theater space operated full time in the city. The Music Box Theatre is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation. SMBC, through its Music Box Films division, also distributes foreign and independent films in the theatrical, DVD and television markets throughout the United States. www.musicboxtheatre.com.
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