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Music Box teams up with Sundance, DePaul & Goethe-Institut for unique screenings

Chicago’s Music Box Theatre and the DePaul Humanities Center host the return of Crispin Hellion Glover. The actor, director, screenwriter, recording artist, author and artist will appear in his Big Slide Show with his film It Is Fine! Everything is Fine at at 8 p.m. next Friday, January 31. Tickets ($20-$25) are available online.

For the fifth consecutive year, Music Box collaborates with the Sundance Film Festival USA Initiative on its seven-city US tour. On Thursday, January 31, Joe Swanberg will be on hand with a Sundance representative to introduce the Chicago premiere of his new film Happy Christmas starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, and Lena Dunham. Another of Swanberg's films, 24 Exposures, opens at Music Box on Friday, February 7.

Starting tonight, Music Box is screening the miniseries Generation War, Parts 1 & 2. And tomorrow, it teams up with the Goethe-Institut Chicago to present a special panel discussion at 2:30 p.m. with Sara Hall, Associate Professor of Germanic Studies at UIC; Neal Pease, Professor of History, and current department chair, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and Patricia Brett Erens, Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute.

Also opening today is Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium’s Oscar submission for this year’s best foreign language film. For classic film buffs, there will be an 11:30 a.m. screening of The Good Humor Man starring Jack Carson on Sunday, January 26.

Admission for main features and midnight films is $9.25 (different prices apply to special presentations). The first show of the day on Mondays through Thursdays is $8.25. Admission for the 11:30 a.m. matinee films is $7.25. For showtimes, call 773-871-6604.

The historic Music Box Theatre is located at 3733 N. Southport Avenue. For more information, visit www.musicboxtheatre.com.