CHICAGO – When faced with adversity, the best way around it is to somehow break into song. That is the feeling behind the Brown Paper Box Co.’s “Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret,” running April 7th and 8th at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The event features company member Kristi Szczepanek as host, and presents song stylings by other company members, including Anna Schutz, plus some special guests. For details and ticket information, click here.
HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of 6-Packs to 2014 Chicago Critics Film Festival at Music Box Theatre
CHICAGO – Exclusive! Free festival 6-packs! In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 pairs of festival 6-packs up for grabs to the second-annual Chicago Critics Film Festival (CCFF) at the Music Box Theatre from the Chicago Film Critics Association!
The festival runs from Friday, May 9 to Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the historic Music Box Theatre. More than 30 feature films and shorts will make their Chicago premieres including favorites from Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Slamdance, Toronto International Film Festival and Cannes.
The festival lineup includes the latest films starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Brit Marling, Hugo Weaving, Rupert Friend, Brendan Gleeson, Robin Wright, Jenny Slate and many more. In this exclusive Hookup, each HollywoodChicago.com winner will win a festival 6-pack of GUARANTEED tickets to experience these Chicago premieres at these times and dates:
- ”Calvary” (Saturday, May 10, 7:45 p.m.)
- ”The Overnighters” (Sunday, May 11, 5 p.m.)
- Shorts Program #2 (Monday, May 12, 5 p.m.)
- ”Starred Up” (Tuesday, May 13, 9:35 p.m.)
- ”Mystery Road” (Wednesday, May 14, 5 p.m.)
- ”I Put a Hit on You” (Thursday, May 15, 4:45 p.m.)
The Chicago Critics Film Festival is the only film festival curated by critics. HollywoodChicago.com is written by Chicago Film Critics Association-accredited critics Adam Fendelman, Patrick McDonald, Nick Allen, David Canfield,
Brian Tallerico, Spike Walters and David Fowlie.
Some of the directors who will conduct Q&As after their films include David Wain (“Role Models” and current film “They Came Together”), Bobcat Goldthwait (“Willow Creek”) and Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer” and current film “Nick Offerman: American Ham”). There will also be special appearances and Q&As with cast members from some of the other featured films including Silicon Valley’s Martin Starr (“Dead Snow 2”) and legendary character actor Dick Miller (“That Guy Dick Miller”/”Bucket of Blood” double feature).
On closing night, DePaul University alum and screenwriter/actor David Dastmalchian and Columbia College alum and director Collin Schiffli will be at the theater to introduce and take questions on their new film: the Chicago-based “Animals”. The full 2014 CCFF schedule can be found here.
To win your free CCFF festival 6-pack courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! These festival premieres take place one a day from Saturday, May 10, 2014 through Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Music Box Theatre at 3733 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!
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Descriptions of the six showings offered in this giveaway are below:
Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Though he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral – and often comic – problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal calvary.
2) “The Overnighters”
Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. And a local pastor risks everything to help them.
3) Shorts Program #2
In “Peepers,” a New York couple’s perfect lives are disrupted when they discover they are being watched through their apartment window. “I’m a Mitzvah” features a fish out of water in Mexico who must bring his deceased friend back to America. “Crime Stories: The Series” is an animated documentary of real-life accounts of street life and crime.
“The Cut” tells the story of a father and a daughter whose relationship fluctuates between proximity and detachment at the moment of a haircut. “Notes on Blindness” is a cinematic documentary excavating the interior world of blindness. Finally, “Londoners” documents modern-day London as you have never seen before.
4) “Starred Up”
Arrogant and ultra-violent, 19-year-old Eric (Jack O’Connell, upcoming “Unbroken”) is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison as his estranged father (Ben Mendelsohn, “The Dark Knight Rises”). As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies with prison authorities and inmates, his already volatile relationship with his father is pushed past the breaking point. Eric is then approached by a volunteer psychotherapist (Rupert Friend, “Homeland”) who runs an anger management group for prisoners.
5) “Mystery Road”
An Australian-based mystery with western overtones, this is the story of an aborigine detective (Aaron Pedersen) who returns to his remote hometown after a decade in the city. Investigating the murder of a local girl, he’s at odds with the local white-dominated police (including Hugo Weaving) and his former friends and family.
6) “I Put a Hit on You”
After her marriage proposal to Ray (Aaron Ashmore) is awkwardly rejected, Harper (Sara Canning) gets really drunk. In an attempt to blow off some steam, Harper posts an online ad offering to trade her engagement ring for Ray’s death. The thing is, someone replies, and they sound serious. Fearful of what she might have done, Harper runs to Ray’s apartment in the middle of the night to warn him.
Image credit: Chicago Film Critics Association
This HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple! Just get interactive in our unique Hookup technology above. We will award 50 pairs of festival 6-packs based on social entry numbers and/or randomly via e-mail for our 2014 Chicago Critics Film Festival Hookup. Good luck! HollywoodChicago.com winners must print out their e-mail award from us and bring it to the Music Box Theatre to redeem free tickets each day for the movies listed above.
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