Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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.
Download the entire Music Box Theatre Summer Calendar here: http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/assets/calendars/MusicBox_Summer2012.pdf
Friday, August 10, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
I've volunteered at Facets every month since September of 1990 and have seen some incredible indie films, classics, and multicultural offerings over the last 20+ years. Check out their nightly features, midnight cult classics on Saturdays, Children's International Film Fest, and one of the most comprehensive video rental libraries in the nation. Check out their main site right here for more info, upcoming film, and membership details.
Starting Friday, July 6th :
Dark Horse has a surprising roster of actors which prove a perfect match for the skewed sensibility of filmmaker Todd Solondz, adding vitality to his signature style and tone, as indicated by such films as Welcome to the Dollhouse and Happiness. Solondz has established himself as American cinema's crown prince of comic discomfort and once again, he has made another provocative film which finds humor and insight in our deepest neuroses, pains, and misdeeds.
Facets Film School
FACETS FILM SCHOOL
Summer Session: July 12 - August 22, 2012
Facets Film School provides a forum for discussion among film lovers, emerging mediamakers, and film veterans, encouraging an appreciation for movies as an art form and means of communication, and allowing for an exploration of various film genres, techniques, filmmakers, actors, and more.
Led by local professors and other film experts, Film School courses run one evening per week for six weeks. Each three-hour class session includes a film screening in our intimate small theater, along with time for lecture and discussion. Film School courses are designed to be accessible to students of all levels, with or without any prior background in film studies.
Facets Film School Reel Talk
REEL TALK: FILM SCHOLARS ON TAP
Monday, July 9, 2012
Join fellow film fanatics for an evening of movie clips, cinematic insights, mingling, and munchies. A panel of film scholars will kick off the night in Facets' Cinémathèque theater with scintillating observations illustrated by scenes from various films. Reception to follow the event. Informal but lively discussion is encouraged. More Info
Facets Film Portal
FREE FILMS ONLINE @ FACETS FILM PORTAL
Facets Multi-Media's mission is to preserve, to present, and to distribute independent, world, and classic film, and to educate adults and children in the art and legacy of film.
Facets Film Portal extends that mission by scouring the web for streaming films that have fallen through the cracks, and presenting our discoveries daily. Feel free to search, to watch, to discuss, and to suggest what would make your experience better. More Info
Facets in the Community
SUNDOWN IN K TOWN:
NORTH LAWNDALE DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
Tuesdays and Thursdays at sundown July 10-24, 2012
Special program on Friday, July 27, 2012
Better Boys Foundation and Facets Multi-Media announce a film festival comprised of a series of social documentaries screened outdoors at the Better Boys Foundation, 1512 S. Pulaski Rd. These groundbreaking documentaries such as The Murder of Fred Hampton, And This is Free, Been Rich All My Life and others exemplify the role of independent, particularly documentary, filmmaking in reporting about and shaping Chicago.
Discussion panels of film professionals, journalists, and individuals relevant to the films will follow the screenings.
Admission is free and parking is available at 1512 S. Pulaski Rd. For further information, please contact Mary Visconti at the Better Boys Foundation (773) 542-7300.