A very last minute and nearly secret screening of the yet unfinished film-- and your first and possibly only chance to see this film in Chicago on 70mm!
The Music Box Theatre is thrilled to announce a very special surprise screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film THE MASTER in glorious 70mm on Thursday, August 16th, at 10:00pm. Tickets will be sold as a special donation to The Film Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of film of which Mr. Anderson is a board member.
The film has garnered a lot of buzz as Anderson’s first film since 2007’s THERE WILL BE BLOOD and was filmed on 65mm in preparation for distribution in the 70mm format. Since the Digital Cinema Revolution took hold of most cinemas over the past few years there have been fewer and fewer auditoriums outfitted for 70mm. At this time the Music Box Theatre is the only known commercial space in the Chicagoland area capable of screening in 70mm.
Following a blog post by Time Out Chicago writer Ben Kenigsberg on July 30th (view the article here:http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/film/15552236/will-paul-thomas-andersons-the-master-show-in-70mm-in-chicago) the idea was born for this special surprise screening to benefit The Film Foundation.
WHAT: A Special Surprise Screening of THE MASTER in 70mm to Benefit The Film Foundation
WHERE: The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60607Seating is limited!
WHEN: Thursday, Aug 16th, 2012 10:00pm
TICKETS: $10 donation to The Film FoundationWHY: To help preserve film
About The Film Foundation:
The Film Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1990 by Martin Scorsese, dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history by providing annual support for preservation and restoration projects at the leading film archives. Since its inception, the foundation has been instrumental in raising awareness of the urgent need for film preservation and has helped to save over 560 motion pictures.
In addition, the foundation also creates innovative educational programs such as The Story of Movies, an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to teach students about the cultural, artistic, and historical significance of film.
About THE MASTER:
Set for wide release beginning September 21st, 2012 THE MASTER will screen in most venues on 35mm or Digital Cinema Packages. The film is a 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as "the Master" whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams
http://cigsandredvines.blogspot.com/ Cigarettes & Red Vines, the Definitive Paul Thomas Anderson Resource
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