The Films of Edgar Wright

Fri, Jun 9th, 2017 to Wed, Jun 14th, 2017

The Music Box celebrates the distinctive directional career of Edgar Wright with a week of his films on 35MM!

Join us for screenings of his collaborations with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, including horror-comedy SHAUN OF THE DEAD, action-comedy HOT FUZZ, and sci-fi comedy THE WORLD'S END, plus his rock-and-roll comic adaptation of SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD and his first ever film, A FISTFUL OF FINGERS. See the work of one of today's most exciting directors the way it was meant to be experienced, on the big screen!

Movies & Showtimes for
The Films of Edgar Wright

Fri, Jun 9th
Shaun of the Dead

7:00PM
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Fri, Jun 9th
Hot Fuzz

9:15PM
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Sat, Jun 10th
Hot Fuzz

4:15PM
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Sat, Jun 10th
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

7:00PM
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Sat, Jun 10th
The World's End

9:30PM
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Sun, Jun 11th
The World's End

5:20PM
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Sun, Jun 11th
Shaun of the Dead

7:30PM
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Sun, Jun 11th
Hot Fuzz

9:45PM
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Mon, Jun 12th
Hot Fuzz

4:30PM
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Mon, Jun 12th
The World's End

9:45PM
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Tue, Jun 13th
Shaun of the Dead

4:30PM
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Tue, Jun 13th
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

9:45PM
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Wed, Jun 14th
Hot Fuzz

4:30PM
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Wed, Jun 14th
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

7:00PM
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Wed, Jun 14th
A Fistful of Fingers

9:30PM
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A Fistful of Fingers

A FILM BY: Edgar Wright
WRITTEN BY: Emma Llwellyn (script supervisor), Edgar Wright
STARRING: Graham Low, Martin Curtis, Oli van der Vijver

A wildly funny, stupefyingly silly Spaghetti Western spoof, A FISTFUL OF FINGERS is a jaw-dropping gag-a-minute mashup of Sergio Leone, Monty Python and the Zucker Brothers, hilariously fueled by its young cast & crew’s can’t miss enthusiasm and teen spirit attitude. It’s a one-of-a-kind parody packed wall-to-wall with irreverent humor, dusty charm and pop culture obsession, every frame filled with Wright’s unmistakable & completely contagious love for movie-making.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1995
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English
Run Time: 78 mins
Format: DCP

Hot Fuzz

A FILM BY: Edgar Wright
WRITTEN BY: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg
STARRING: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Timothy Dalton, Jim Broadbent

Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is the finest cop London has to offer, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He’s so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel’s superiors send him to a place where his talents won’t be quite so embarrassing -- the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford.

Once there, he is partnered with the well-meaning but overeager police officer Danny Butterman (Nick Frost). The son of amiable police chief Frank Butterman (Jim Broadbent), Danny is a huge action movie fan and believes his new big-city partner might just be a real-life "bad boy," and his chance to experience the life of gunfights and car chases he so longs for. Angel is quick to dismiss this as childish fantasy and Danny’s puppy-like enthusiasm only adds to Angel’s growing frustration.

However, as a series of grisly accidents rocks the village, Angel is convinced that Sandford is not what it seems and as the intrigue deepens, Danny’s dreams of explosive, high-octane, car-chasing, gunfighting, all-out action seem more and more like a reality.

It's time for these small-town cops to break out some big-city justice.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2007
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English
Run Time: 121 mins
Format: 35mm

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

A FILM BY: Edgar Wright
WRITTEN BY: Michael Bacall (screenplay), Edgar Wright (screenplay)
STARRING: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Jason Schwartzman

Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams...literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass—and now is back in town—to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor. 

As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues’ gallery from her past—from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2010
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 112 mins
Format: 35mm

Shaun of the Dead

A FILM BY: Edgar Wright
WRITTEN BY: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
STARRING: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Bill Nighy

Get ready for a gut-busting, bone-mashing good time in the hilarious horror comedy, SHAUN OF THE DEAD.

There comes a day in every man's life when he has to get off the couch... and kill some zombies. When flesh-eating zombies are on the hunt for a bite to eat, it's up to slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best pal (Nick Frost) to save their friends and family from becoming the next entree. Satisfy your bloodthirsty appetite with the movie that masters of horror and film critics alike are hailing as the funniest and scariest movie of the year. Novelist Stephen King gushes "it's a 10 on the fun meter and destined to be a cult classic" and Newsweek calls SHAUN OF THE DEAD "a bloody hoot!" It's a screamingly hilarious zomedy that will have you dying with laughter.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2004
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English
Run Time: 109 mins
Format: 35mm

The World's End

A FILM BY: Edgar Wright
WRITTEN BY: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
STARRING: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike

The World’s End is the third installment of Edgar Wright’s trilogy of comedies, following the successes SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004) and HOT FUZZ (2007). Mr. Wright co-wrote the script with Simon Pegg, who will once again star alongside Nick Frost. Joining the team are actors Martin Freeman (THE HOBBIT), Paddy Considine (THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM), Eddie Marsan (SHERLOCK HOLMES), and Rosamund Pike (GONE GIRL). 

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2013
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English
Run Time: 109 mins
Format: 35mm

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