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17 Blocks

In 1999, nine-year-old EMMANUEL SANFORD-DURANT and his Washington, D.C. family began to film their daily lives in America's most dangerous neighborhood — just 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol buildin... READ MORE

Directed by: Davy Rothbart

Runtime: 126 mins

Format: DCP

76 Days

*** WINNER - AFI FEST Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature ***On January 23rd, 2020, China locked down Wuhan, a city of 11 million, to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. Set deep inside the fr... READ MORE

Directed by: Hao Wu

Runtime: 93 mins

Format: Digital

Another Round

Official Academy Award Submission - Denmark - Best International FilmThere's a theory that we should be born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood, and that modest inebriation opens our minds to... READ MORE

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg

Runtime: 116 mins

Format: Digital


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Blizzard of Souls

Official Academy Award Submission - Latvia - Best International FilmBased on true events and the novel by Aleksandrs Grins, which was forbidden in the USSR, the film follows a coming-of-age story of a... READ MORE

Directed by: Dzintars Dreibergs

Runtime: 123 mins

Format: Digital

Dear Comrades!

Official Academy Award Submission - Russia - Best International FilmWhen the communist government raises food prices in 1962, the rebellious workers from the small industrial town of Novocherkass... READ MORE

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky

Runtime: 120 mins

Format: Digital

A Glitch in the Matrix

What if we are living in a simulation, and the world as we know it is not real? To tackle this mind-bending idea, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE) uses a noted speech from P... READ MORE

Directed by: Rodney Ascher

Runtime: 108 mins

Format: Digital

Identifying Features

Middle-aged Magdalena (Mercedes Hernandez) has lost contact with her son after he took off with a friend from their town of Guanajuato to cross the border into the U.S., hopeful to find work. Desperat... READ MORE

Directed by: Fernanda Valadez

Runtime: 94 mins

Format: Digital


New York, an alternate present: the quantum computing revolution has begun and investors are lining their pockets in the quantum trading market. Building the network, though, requires miles of infrast... READ MORE

Directed by: Noah Hutton

Runtime: 108 mins

Format: Digital

M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity

M.C. Escher: Journey To Infinity is the story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye-opening... READ MORE

Directed by: Robin Lutz

Runtime: 81 mins

Format: Digital


New 4k Restoration! This second feature by Ousmane Sembène was the first movie ever made in the Wolof language—a major step toward the realization of the trailblazing Senegalese filmmaker’s dream... READ MORE

Directed by: Ousmane Sembene

Runtime: 91 mins

Format: Digital


New 4K Restoration!A senses-ravishing odyssey through the halls of time and memory, Andrei Tarkovsky’s sublime reflection on 20th century Russian history is as much a film as it is a poem composed in... READ MORE

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Runtime: 106 mins

Format: Digital

Music Box To-Go

Introducing Music Box To-Go, our curbside concessions pickup service! The perfect choice for when you want to bring the Music Box Theatre experience to your home movie nights, every Friday & Satur... READ MORE

My Little Sister

Official Academy Award Submission - Switzerland - Best International FilmLisa, once a brilliant playwright, no longer writes. She lives with her family in Switzerland, but her heart remains in Berlin,... READ MORE

Directed by: Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond

Runtime: 99 mins

Format: Digital

Night of the Kings

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MUSIC BOX'S POLICIES & PROCEDURES IN REGARDS TO COVID-19Opens Friday, February 26th - Tickets Must Be Purchased In AdvanceA young man is sent to “La Maca,” a prison in th... READ MORE

Directed by: Philippe Lacôte

Runtime: 93 mins

Format: DCP


Official Academy Award Submission - Italy - Best International FilmFilmed over three years on the borders between Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon, Notturno captures the everyday life that lies... READ MORE

Directed by: Gianfranco Rosi

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: Digital

Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period

Official Academy Award Submission - Hungary - Best International FilmAfter 20 years in the United States, a Hungarian neurosurgeon returns to Budapest for a romantic rendezvous with a fellow doctor sh... READ MORE

Runtime: 95 mins

Format: Digital

Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words

Near the beginning of Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock’s intimate profile of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Justice becomes visibly moved when a group of high school students present... READ MORE

Directed by: Freida Lee Mock

Runtime: 89 mins

Format: Digital


Florence, early XVI century. Although widely considered a genius by his contemporaries, Michelangelo Buonarroti (Alberto Testone) is reduced to poverty and depleted by his struggle to finish the ceili... READ MORE

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky

Runtime: 134 mins

Format: Digital

Test Pattern

Part psychological horror, part realist drama, this exhilarating debut feature from Shatara Michelle Ford is set against the backdrop of national discussions around inequitable health care and policin... READ MORE

Directed by: Shatara Michelle Ford

Runtime: 82 mins

Format: Digital

True Mothers

Official Academy Award Submission - Japan - Best International FilmAfter a long and unsuccessful struggle to get pregnant, Satoko and her husband decide to adopt a child. Over the next six years, the... READ MORE

Directed by: Naomi Kawase

Runtime: 140 mins

Format: Digital

Two of Us

Two retired women, Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine (Martine Chevallier), have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbors... READ MORE

Directed by: Filippo Meneghetti

Runtime: 95 mins

Format: Digital

The Vigil

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE MUSIC BOX'S POLICIES & PROCEDURES IN REGARDS TO COVID-19Opens Friday, February 26th - Tickets Must Be Purchased In AdvanceSteeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology, T... READ MORE

Directed by: Keith Thomas

Runtime: 90 mins

Format: DCP

You Will Die at Twenty

Official Academy Award Submission - Sudan - Best International FilmWinner of the Lion of the Future Award for best Debut Feature at the Venice Film Festival, YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY is visually sumptuo... READ MORE

Directed by: Amjad Abu Alala

Runtime: 102 mins

Format: Digital

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