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White Noise

  Noah Baumbach

  United States     136 minutes

Synopsis

At once hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic, White Noise dramatizes a contemporary American family’s attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.

Based on the landmark book by Don DeLillo, and written and directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story, The Squid and the Whale), White Noise careens across the screen, subversively mixing genres, from domestic drama to family adventure to revenge story, as it follows Adam Driver’s college professor Jack Gladney struggling to survive the “Airborne Toxic Event” and his marriage with his dutiful wife Babette, played to 1980s perfection by Greta Gerwig. Although set decades ago, Baumbach’s inspired vision of DeLillo’s novel brilliantly connects the material to our uneasy present, with all of its fears, humor, and pathos.

Screenings & Events

Screening

Sun, Oct 23 @ 6:00pm CDT

at Music Box Theatre

Media

Film Credits

  •   Noah Baumbach, p.g.a., David Heyman, p.g.a., Uri Singer
  •   Noah Baumbach
  •   Matthew Hannam
  •   Lol Crawley, BSC
  •   Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle
  •   Danny Elfman
  •   Brian Bell, Leslie Converse
  •   NBGG Pictures, Heyday Films

Sponsors

Closing Night Patron

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Women Talking

  Sarah Polley

  United States     104 minutes

Synopsis

Based on the best-selling novel by Miriam Toews, Women Talking follows a group of women in an isolated religious colony as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a series of sexual assaults committed by the colony’s men.

Screenings & Events

Screening

Thu, Oct 20 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Music Box Theatre

Special Guests*: Director Sarah Polley and cinematographer Luc Montpellier, receiving a Visionary Award
*Subject to change

Film Credits

  •   Dede Gardner, p.g.a, Jeremy Kleiner, p.g.a., Frances McDormand, p.g.a.
  •   Sarah Polley
  •   Christopher Donaldson, Rosyln Kalloo
  •   Luc Montpellier
  •   Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Ben Whishaw, Frances McDormand
  •   David McCallum, Jane Tattersall
  •   Hildur Guðnadóttir
  •   Brad Pitt, Lyn Lucibello Brancatella, Emily Jade Foley
  •   Plan B Entertainment, hear/say Productions, Orion Pictures

Sponsors

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The Wonder

  Sebastián Lelio

  United Kingdom, Ireland     108 minutes

Synopsis

The Irish Midlands, 1862—a young girl stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright (Florence Pugh, in a riveting performance) is brought to a tiny village to observe 11-year old Anna O’Donnell. Pilgrims gather to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months. Is the village harboring a saint, surviving through divine intervention, or are there more ominous motives at work? As Anna’s health rapidly deteriorates, the science-minded Lib is determined to unearth the truth, challenging the faith of the entire community. A psychological thriller inspired by the 19th-century phenomenon of the “fasting girls” and adapted from the acclaimed novel by Emma Donoghue, The Wonder is an innovative and haunting drama from the director of Gloria and A Fantastic Woman about feminine fortitude and the power of belief.

Screenings & Events

Screening

Fri, Oct 21 @ 7:00pm CDT

at Music Box Theatre

Media

Film Credits

  •   Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Tessa Ross, Juliette Howell
  •   Emma Donoghue, Sebastián Lelio, Alice Birch
  •   Kristina Hetherington
  •   Ari Wegner
  •   Florence Pugh, Tom Burke, Niamh Algar, Kíla Lord Cassidy, Elaine Cassidy
  •   Ben Baird
  •   Matthew Herbert
  •   Emma Donoghue, Len Blavatnik, Danny Cohen
  •   House Productions, Element Pictures

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Sick

  John Hyams

  United States     83 minutes

Synopsis

In the early days of the pandemic, college students Parker and Miri head out to quarantine in style at a remote lake house in the forest. With their masks off, the young women can finally breathe easier—until a mysterious man shows up outside their door. Co-written by Kevin Williamson (Scream) and Katelyn Crabb and directed by John Hyams (Alone), Sick is a classic bare-knuckled slasher thrill ride with a timely sardonic edge. At a time when any stranger invading your space—let alone one wielding a knife—might shred one’s nerves, Sick feels next-level, filled to the brim with excruciating moments of suspense and horror while giving the word “asymptomatic” a whole new level of dread.

Co-presented by Music Box of Horrors

Content Warning

This film contains scenes of graphic violence.

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Screenings & Events

Opening Night Screening

Wed, Oct 12 @ 9:45pm CDT

at Music Box Theatre

Film Credits

  •   Kevin Williamson, Bill Block, Ben Fast
  •   Kevin Williamson, Katelyn Crabb
  •   Yaron Levy
  •   Gideon Adlon, Beth Million, Dylan Sprayberry, Joel Courtney, Marc Menchaca, Jane Adams
  •   Nima Fakhrara
  •   Andrew Golov, Michael J. Zampino, Thom Zadra, Munika Lay
  •   Miramax, Outerbanks Entertainment, Electric Knife Productions

Sponsors

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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

  Rian Johnson

  United States     139 minutes

Synopsis

In this rousing, enormously entertaining follow-up to Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a murder mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects. Starring Edward Norton as an eccentric billionaire, and featuring inspired performances from Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, and Festival honoree Katheryn Hahn, Glass Onion ingeniously updates the tropes of the classic Agatha Christie mystery to our contemporary celebrity-obsessed, social-media-infused, class-divided era. Every bit as hilarious, fun, and clever as its predecessor, Glass Onion delightfully unfolds in a series of incredible twists and turns and builds to a satisfying climax that you’ll never see coming.

Headshot: Kathryn HahnTribute to Kathryn Hahn
This screening includes an in-person tribute and presentation of a Career Achievement Award to Emmy-nominated actress Kathryn Hahn. Learn more…

Screenings & Events

Screening

Tue, Oct 18 @ 6:00pm CDT

at Music Box Theatre

Special Guests*: Actress Kathryn Hahn, receiving a Career Achievement Award
*Subject to change

Media

Film Credits

  •   Ram Bergman, Rian Johnson
  •   Rian Johnson
  •   Bob Ducsay
  •   Steve Yedlin
  •   Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista
  •   Matthew Wood
  •   Nathan Johnson
  •   Tom Karnowski
  •   T-Street

Sponsors

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