The Lost City of Z – Special Advance 35mm Screening with James Gray in Person – April 16 at the Music Box Theatre

Please join us for a free advance screening of James Gray’s latest film, The Lost City of Z, presented in a luscious 35mm print! Director James Gray will be appearing in person and participating in a Q&A after the screening.

Music Box Theatre – 3733 N. Southport Ave.
Sunday, April 16 @ 7:00 PM

Directed by James Gray • 2016
Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett — supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) — returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically scaled tale of courage and passion, told in writer/director James Gray’s classic filmmaking style, The Lost City of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession. Rated PG-13. (Description courtesy of Bleecker Street)
140 min • Bleecker Street Films/Amazon Studios • 35mm

Co-presented by Chicago Film Society, the Music Box Theatre, Bleecker Street Films, and Amazon Studio

THE LOST CITY OF Z opens in theatres nationwide on April 21st!

UPDATE: We have reached capacity for this event. If you already RSVPed, thank you! The theater has been overbooked, so please arrive early to assure a seat. If you were unable to RSVP, any unclaimed seats will open to the general public at 6:45pm.

And please join us WEDNESDAY for another rare screening:

The Auditorium at Northeastern Illinois University – Building E, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave
General Admission: $5 • NEIU Students: $2

NOTE NEW SCREENING DATE: Wednesday, April 19 @ 7:30 PM
Directed by Joseph Cates • 1965
When a nightclub DJ (Juliet Prowse) receives threatening phone calls in the middle of the night, she enlists the help of detective Dave Madden (stand-up comedian and game show host Jan Murray, whose small time television personality is perfect for the role), specialist in “the sadomasochists, the voyeur masochists, the exhibitionists, the necrophiliacs,” to find the culprit. Sal Mineo, unable to avoid typecasting, is the brooding, sex-obsessed busboy who makes the calls and lives alone with his sister. A snaggly, nightmarish answer to Rebel Without a Cause, Who Killed Teddy Bear? was ahead of its time in dealing with sexual frankness, more empathetic than exploitative. Beautifully shot on location in New York by the underrated Joseph Brun (Cinerama Holiday, Wind Across the Everglades), Teddy Bear keeps its characters at arm’s length, obscured in flickery shadows and crying out for help. With Elaine Stritch in a heartbreaking turn as the nightclub manager. (JA)
94 min • Magna Pictures Distribution Corp. • 35mm from the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
Preceded by: “Odyssey of a Dropout” (Coronet Films, 1966) – 16mm – 18 min

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