The Chicago Film Society Presents

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.

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.

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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 THE FLORIDA PROJECT

Movies & Showtimes for
The Chicago Film Society Presents

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

Music Box Theatre

3733 N Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60613 773 871 6604