Update: Chicago’s Music Box Theatre & Gene Siskel Film Center Expand At-Home Screenings

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CHICAGO – Both the Music Box Theatre and the Gene Siskel Film Center have expanded their at-home screenings, due to the physical theaters having to close during the pandemic quarantine. Below are the updates to their current offerings.

StarMusic Box Theatre Presents SORRY WE MISSED YOU, THEN WE DANCED, BEST OF CATVIDEOFEST

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Sorry We Missed You
Photo credit: MusicBoxTheatre.com

The Music Box Theatre will get a percentage of the proceeds from any screening, and is offering a “pay what you want” on BEST OF CATVIDEOFEST. Click site link below for details.

Scheduled: Now until the theater re-opens.

Description: SORRY WE MISSED YOU is another exploration of the British working class by director Ken Loach (“I, Daniel Blake) … a wrenching and intimate family drama that exposes the dark side of the “gig economy.”

AND THEN WE DANCED is from the former Soviet satellite Georgia, written and directed by Levan Akin. A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society, following a devoted dancer who has been training for years with his partner for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble, and what happens when a rival emerges.

BEST OF CATVIDEOFEST: CREATURE COMFORTS EDITION has longtime CatVideoFest curator extraordinaire Will Braden crafting a 40-minute “treat” of a reel that includes the very best videos from CVF’s illustrious history.

Web Link: Click on MusicBoxTheatre.com.

StarGene Siskel Film Center Presents FILM CENTER FROM YOUR SOFA

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The Hottest August
Photo credit: SiskelFilmCenter.org

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: Now until the theater re-opens.

Description: The previously announced schedule continues … THE WILD GOOSE LAKE (to April 16th), DONA FLOR AND HER TWO HUSBANDS (April 17th-23rd) and VITALINA VARELA (April 24th-30th). Added to this (again through April 16th for all) is BEANPOLE, THE HOTTEST AUGUST, COLONEL REDL, as well as AND THEN WE DANCED and BEST OF CATVIDEOFEST.

 Local hero Michael Glover Smith’s sublime MERCURY IN RETROGRADE is now through April 23rd.

Upcoming films are EARTH (April 15-23rd), CONFIDENCE (Same), THE BOOKSELLERS (17th-23rd) and THE TIMES OF BILL CUNNINGHAM (Same).

Web Link: Click on SiskelFilmCenter.org/FilmCenterFromYourSofa.

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.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2020 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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