Pitchfork Music Film Series

Mon, Sep 6th, 2021 to Wed, Sep 8th, 2021

Tickets on Sale Now | Please Read Our COVID Policy Below*

Pitchfork and the Music Box showcase some of our most beloved music films, presented with extraordinary guests in conversation with Pitchfork editors. The Pitchfork Music Film Series is presented in partnership with White Claw. 

All attendees aged 12 and older attending the Pitchfork Music Film Series will need to be fully inoculated against COVID-19, or have proof of a negative PCR test within the past 24 hours of the screening they are attending. Masks are recommended.


FILMS INCLUDED IN THIS SERIES:

20 FEET FROM STARDOM with Special Guests Jamila Woods | Monday, September 6th at 7pm - $15

Meet the unsung heroes behind the greatest songs of our time. Award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. 

20 FEET FROM STARDOM was selected by singer, poet and songwriter Jamila Woods as one of her favorite films. Ahead of the screening Jamila will be in conversation with celebrated journalist and Pitchfork contributor Adrienne Samuel Gibbs to discuss the film, Jamila’s career and the intersection of the muses featured in the film and how it informs Jamila’s art.

I AM TRYING TO BREAK YOUR HEART with Special Guest Glenn KotcheTuesday, September 7th at 7pm - $15

Sam Jones' insightful documentary chronicles the tumultuous recording and release of Wilco's 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, which became an instant classic despite being rejected by its initial label.

After the screening of I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, longtime Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche will be joined by Pitchfork Features Editor Jillian Mapes for a conversation about the film, Glenn’s vantage on the band during that era, and where his and Wilco’s paths have continued.

JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS with Special Guests Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont | Wednesday, September 8th at 7pm - $20

Josie, Melody and Val are three small-town musicians determined to take their rock band out of their garage and straight to the top. Fate gives them the chance to do so, but can they remain true to their look, style and sound?

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of “Josie and the Pussycats” co-director and writers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont will be in conversation with Pitchfork Staff Writer Quinn Moreland to discuss the film’s music, legacy and impact on today’s culture.  


*Attendees aged 12 and older attending the Pitchfork Music Film Series will need to be fully inoculated against COVID-19, or have proof of a negative PCR test within the past 24 hours of the screening they are attending.  In accordance with CDC and CDPH guidelines we strongly recommend and encourage attendees to wear a mask except when actively eating or drinking. These guidelines are subject to change based on city and public health guidance.*

The Pitchfork Music Film Series is presented in partnership with White Claw.

Movies & Showtimes for
Pitchfork Music Film Series

Mon, Sep 6th
20 Feet from Stardom

7:00PM
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Tue, Sep 7th
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

7:00PM
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Wed, Sep 8th
Josie and the Pussycats

7:00PM
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20 Feet from Stardom

A FILM BY: Morgan Neville
STARRING: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer

Featuring a Post-Film Q&A with Jamila Woods | Please Read Our COVID Policy Below*

Meet the unsung heroes behind the greatest songs of our time. Award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. 

“20 Feet from Stardom” was selected by singer, poet and songwriter Jamila Woods as one of her favorite films. Ahead of the screening Jamila will be in conversation with celebrated journalist and Pitchfork contributor Adrienne Samuel Gibbs to discuss the film, Jamila’s career and the intersection of the muses featured in the film and how it informs Jamila’s art.

*Attendees aged 12 and older attending the Pitchfork Music Film Series will need to be fully inoculated against COVID-19, or have proof of a negative PCR test within the past 24 hours of the screening they are attending.  In accordance with CDC and CDPH guidelines we strongly recommend and encourage attendees to wear a mask except when actively eating or drinking. These guidelines are subject to change based on city and public health guidance.* 

The Pitchfork Music Film Series is presented in partnership with White Claw.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2013
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 91 mins
Format: DCP

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

A FILM BY: Sam Jones
STARRING: Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Leroy Bach

Featuring a Post-Film Q&A with Glenn Kotche | Please Read Our COVID Policy Below* 

Sam Jones' insightful documentary chronicles the tumultuous recording and release of Wilco's 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, which became an instant classic despite being rejected by its initial label.

After the screening of I AM TRYING TO BREAK YOUR HEART, longtime Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche will be joined by Pitchfork Features Editor Jillian Mapes for a conversation about the film, Glenn’s vantage on the band during that era, and where his and Wilco’s paths have continued.

*Attendees aged 12 and older attending the Pitchfork Music Film Series will need to be fully inoculated against COVID-19, or have proof of a negative PCR test within the past 24 hours of the screening they are attending.  In accordance with CDC and CDPH guidelines we strongly recommend and encourage attendees to wear a mask except when actively eating or drinking. These guidelines are subject to change based on city and public health guidance.*  

The Pitchfork Music Film Series is presented in partnership with White Claw.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2002
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 92 mins
Format: DCP

Josie and the Pussycats

A FILM BY: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan
WRITTEN BY: Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan, Richard Goldwater (characters)
STARRING: Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson, Parker Posey, Alan Cumming, DuJour

20th Anniversary | Featuring a Post-Film Q&A with Directors Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont | Please Read Our COVID Policy Below* 

Josie, Melody and Val are three small-town musicians determined to take their rock band out of their garage and straight to the top. Fate gives them the chance to do so, but can they remain true to their look, style and sound?

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of “Josie and the Pussycats” co-director and writers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont will be in conversation with Pitchfork Staff Writer Quinn Moreland to discuss the film’s music, legacy and impact on today’s culture. 

*Attendees aged 12 and older attending the Pitchfork Music Film Series will need to be fully inoculated against COVID-19, or have proof of a negative PCR test within the past 24 hours of the screening they are attending.  In accordance with CDC and CDPH guidelines we strongly recommend and encourage attendees to wear a mask except when actively eating or drinking. These guidelines are subject to change based on city and public health guidance.* 

The Pitchfork Music Film Series is presented in partnership with White Claw.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2001
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 98 mins
Format: 35mm

Music Box Theatre

3733 N Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60613 773 871 6604