The Chicago Film Society Presents

Mon, May 27th, 2019
Mon, Jun 10th, 2019
Mon, Jul 22nd, 2019

The Chicago Film Society comes to the Music Box for special presentations, all on glorious celluloid. The programs classic features, underseen rarities, cult films, short subjects, trailer reels and more.

ABOUT THE CHICAGO FILM SOCIETY
The Chicago Film Society makes rare and classic films available to local audiences in their original forms—on 35mm and 16mm motion picture film. Our screenings spotlight the restoration efforts of archives, studios, and private collectors, as well as the experience of seeing films projected in a theater with an audience. Through an array of program notes, extended blog entries, and introductory remarks before each screening, the Chicago Film Society endeavors to bring new notions of the cultural and material history of cinema to the public. The Chicago Film Society is a 501©(3) non-profit organization. It was established by Julian Antos, Becca Hall, and Kyle Westphal in 2011.

For more information on The Chicago Film Society, visit www.chicagofilmsociety.org

PRICING

Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the Music Box on the night of the presentation. Advance Tickets may be available for certain programs, check individual film links for details.

CLICK HERE to purchase Advance Tickets to MICKEY ONE

Movies & Showtimes for
The Chicago Film Society Presents

Mon, May 27th
Mickey One

7:00PM
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Mon, Jun 10th
Trust

7:00PM
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The Florida Project

A FILM BY: Sean Baker
WRITTEN BY: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
STARRING: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe

***Director Sean Baker in-person | CLICK HERE to purchase tickets | Presented by the Chicago Film Society***

An unvarnished work about people living on the margins and continually flirting with homelessness, incarceration, and Child Protective Services, THE FLORIDA PROJECT could fit snugly within a classic 'social problem film' framework, but luckily Sean Baker's celluloid north star is Hal Roach rather than Stanley Kramer. Six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) could hold her own with OUR GANG any day of the week, whether she's spitting on cars over a railing or accidentally setting abandoned buildings ablaze. This unassuming film is so rigorous in maintaining its child's-eye-view that the eventual rupture is heartbreaking beyond words. Gorgeously photographed in 35mm by Alexis Zabe, THE FLORIDA PROJECT was initially distributed digitally; we are proud to present the Chicago premiere of this unique print.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2017
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 112 mins
Format: 35mm

Mickey One

WRITTEN BY: Alan Surgal
STARRING: Warren Beatty, Alexandra Stewart, Hurd Hatfield

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Two years before the release of Bonnie and Clyde, Arthur Penn directed this underseen French New Wave-esque, film noir-inspired, and jazz-fueled head trip shot on location on the streets of Detroit and Chicago. Warren Beatty flexes his beautiful muscles in a classic Beatty-role of a fast-talking narcissistic stand-up comic on the run from the mob. His fears of faceless pursuers launches him into a frightening and seemingly endless game of hide and seek filled with dead ends, sinister soup kitchens, and a monstrous Rube Goldberg contraption in front of Marina City that will spin your head. Don't try too hard to solve the riddles of this wacked-out urban odyssey lest they come after YOU next. Featuring a brilliant jazz score by composer Eddie Sauter and saxophonist Stan Getz.

Presented with the Jazz Institute of Chicago as part of JIC's 50th Anniversary

***Preceded by the Short: "The Cry of Jazz" (Ed Bland, 1959) - 34 min - 35mm Restored by Anthology Film Archives***

Technical Information

Production Year: 1965
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 93 mins
Format: 35mm

Trust

A FILM BY: Hal Hartley
WRITTEN BY: Hal Hartley
STARRING: Adrienne Shelly, Martin Donovan, Rebecca Nelson

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If Frank Borzage had survived to see the end of the Reagan Era, hated television, and took the gruff-but-gentle romance of Spencer Tracy and Loretta Young in MAN'S CASTLE and set it in suburban, blue collar Long Island in 1990, he might have made a movie like TRUST. Adrienne Shelly stars as a high school senior whose mother accuses her of killing her father. When she meets Martin Donovan, an electronics whiz who can't hold down a job and lives alone with his abusive father, she's looking for a place to stay, and the two heroes quickly find they have something the other one needs. TRUST is as moving, subversive, and funny as it was in 1990, simply the kind of movie we have to show to you.

***New 35mm Print Commissioned by Chicago Film Society***

Technical Information

Production Year: 1990
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 107 mins
Format: 35mm

Music Box Theatre

3733 N Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60613 773 871 6604