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 7-Packs to 2016 Chicago Critics Film Festival at Music Box Theatre
CHICAGO – Exclusive! Free festival 7-packs! In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 pairs of guaranteed festival 7-packs up for grabs to the fourth-annual 2016 Chicago Critics Film Festival at the Music Box Theatre from the Chicago Film Critics Association! Michael Peña and other stars will be in attendance at Q&As!
The festival runs from Friday, May 20, 2016 to Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre. Created by the Chicago Film Critics Association in 2013, the CCFF offers a selection of films comprised of recent festival favorites. It also features as-yet-undistributed works from a wide variety of filmmakers ranging from award winners to talented newcomers chosen by members of the organization. The CCFF is the only current example of a major film critics group hosting its own festival. It brings together an eclectic array of films ranging from raucous comedies and foreign-made dramas to thought-provoking documentaries, midnight genre films and shorts programs. The full 2016 Chicago Critics Film Festival schedule can be found here.
Each HollywoodChicago.com winner will win a pair of festival 7-packs of guaranteed tickets to experience the following Chicago premieres at the times and dates below – one each day for the duration of the festival!
- ”Morris From America” (Friday, May 20, 7 p.m.)
(with Craig Robinson and director Chad Hartigan in attendance for Q&A)
- ”War on Everyone” (Saturday, May 21, 7:15 p.m.)
(with Michael Peña in attendance for Q&A)
- ”Little Men” (Sunday, May 22, 8 p.m.)
(with director Ira Sachs in attendance for Q&A)
- Shorts Program 2 (Monday, May 23, 5:30 p.m.)
- ”Contemporary Color” (Tuesday, May 24, 5:30 p.m.)
- ”In a Valley of Violence” (Wednesday, May 25, 7:30 p.m.)
(with director Ti West in attendance for Q&A)
- ”First Girl I Loved” (Thursday, May 26, 6 p.m.)
(with Dylan Gelula from “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” in attendance for Q&A)
The Chicago Critics Film Festival is curated entirely by professional Chicago film critics. HollywoodChicago.com is written by Chicago Film Critics Association-accredited critics.
To win your free Chicago Critics Film Festival 7-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 Friday, May 20, 2016 through Thursday, May 26, 2016 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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Deadline: Entries can continue being submitted through Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 5 p.m. CST. These Hookup winners will be awarded via e-mail that night.
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Descriptions of the seven showings offered in this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup are below:
1) “Morris From America”
Directed by Chad Hartigan (whose previous feature, “This is Martin Bonner,” was part of the first Chicago Critics Film Festival), this crowd-pleasing comedy follows the adolescent misadventures of a 13-year-old American boy (Markees Christmas) growing up in Germany while living with his father (Craig Robinson). This film was a hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and a Special Jury Award for Individual Performance for Robinson.
2) “War on Everyone”
Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he?
3) “Little Men”
A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents’ battle over a dress shop lease.
4) Shorts Program 2
“The Send-Off,” “Pombo Loves You,” “Killer,” “Figure,” “Heila Ormur” and “Love Bite”.
5) “Contemporary Color”
In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to celebrate the art of color guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles and sabers. Recruiting performers that include the likes of St. Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock and Ira Glass to collaborate on original pieces with 10 color guard teams from across the U.S. and Canada, “Contemporary Color” is a beautifully filmed snapshot of a one-of-a-kind live event.
6) “In a Valley of Violence”
A mysterious stranger and a random act of violence drags a town of misfits and nitwits into the bloody crosshairs of revenge.
7) “First Girl I Loved”
Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her Los Angeles public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton – who has always harbored a secret crush – he does his best to get in the way.
This HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple! Just get interactive in our social media widget above. We will award 50 pairs of festival 7-packs based on social entry numbers and/or randomly via e-mail for our 2016 Chicago Critics Film Festival Hookup. Good luck! Our winners must print our e-mail award and bring it to the Music Box Theatre. The e-mail award authorizes our winners to redeem free will-call tickets for the showings listed above.
If you don’t win free tickets in this giveaway and would like to purchase passes, you can buy tickets here.
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