Film News: Chicago’s Music Box Theatre and Gene Siskel Film Center Offer At-Home Screenings

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CHICAGO – While the days tick away during this shut-in period, both the Music Box Theatre and the Gene Siskel Film Center recently announced that they will offer online at-home screenings of current and past art films to enjoy.

StarMusic Box Theatre Presents BACURAU

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The Music Box Theatre will get 50% of the proceeds from any download in this partnership with KinoMarquee, powered by KINONOW.

Scheduled: Now until the theater re-opens or changes the film.

Description: The winner of the Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, “Bacurau” is from Portugal, and is set in the title village in Brazil. They mourn the loss of their matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead.

There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community.

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StarGene Siskel Film Center Presents FILM CENTER FROM YOUR SOFA

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The FILM CENTER FROM YOUR SOFA is a partnership between the Gene Siskel Film Center and their regular distributors to provide screenings of the films that were scheduled before the closings. Prices vary, but “none of the prices are more than what you would pay for a single movie ticket.”

Scheduled: Through April 30th, 2020

Description: In this partnership, the Siskel Center will be offering 2019’s CORPUS CHRISTI (Now-April 2nd), 2018’s FANTASTIC FUNGI (March 26th ONLY), 1976’s L’INNOCENTE (April 3rd-9th), 2019’s THE WILD GOOSE LAKE (April 10th-16th), 1976’s DONA FLOR AND HER TWO HUSBANDS (April 17th-23rd) and 2019’s VITALINA VARELA (April 24th-30th). Click the link below for descriptions and details.

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The Music Box Theatre is located at 3733 North Southport Avenue, Chicago Click here for more information. The Gene Siskel Film Center is located at 164 North State Street, Chicago. Click here for more information. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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