WBEZ | Music Box Theatre http://www.wbez.org/content/music-box-theatre-0 Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Sound Opinions at the Movies: Trainspotting with special guest Irvine Welsh http://www.wbez.org/sound-opinions-movies-trainspotting-special-guest-irvine-welsh-114375 <p><p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/soundopsblack_2.jpeg" title="" /></div><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-e2bdfe82-12a9-7c22-ad91-3ed82640903c">The latest installment in the popular Sound Opinions at the Movies series will be the 1996 British black comedy </span>Trainspotting, to be screened at the <a href="http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/">Music Box Theatre</a>, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Wednesday evening, February 17 at 7:15 p.m. in celebration of the film&rsquo;s 20th anniversary. <a href="http://www.irvinewelsh.net/">Irvine Welsh</a>, author of the novel Trainspotting, will appear live alongside Sound Opinions hosts and acclaimed music critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis to introduce the film.</p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-e2bdfe82-12a9-7c22-ad91-3ed82640903c">Set in Edinburgh, Scotland, </span>Trainspotting follows the hilarious yet tragic lives of a group of friends struggling with heroin addiction in the late 1980s. Featuring wonderfully droll performances by Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, and others, the film manages to be stylish and exuberant while simultaneously exposing the devastation of drug abuse. Trainspotting was helmed by Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later) and its screenplay, adapted from Irvine Welsh&rsquo;s novel, was nominated for an Oscar. The film features an acclaimed soundtrack perfectly reflecting both the rush of heroin and its inevitable comedown, including songs by Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, New Order, and more.</p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-e2bdfe82-12a9-7c22-ad91-3ed82640903c">Advance tickets for the Sound Opinions at the Movies screening of </span>Trainspotting can be<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sound-opinions-at-the-movies-trainspotting-with-special-guest-irvine-welsh-tickets-20474223955"> <strong>purchased online here</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br />Tickets will also be available at the door for $15.</p><hr /><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-e2bdfe82-12a9-7c22-ad91-3ed82640903c">Sound Opinions is co-hosted by noted music writers Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune and Jim DeRogatis of WBEZ and reaches more than 400,000 tastemakers each week through national radio broadcasts and a popular podcast. Chicago Public Media creates award-winning content for people curious about the issues and ideas that affect our community, our nation, and our world. Chicago Public Media is also the home of This American Life, Serial, Wait, Wait...Don&rsquo;t Tell Me! (a co-production with NPR), The Morning Shift, and Worldview. In addition to WBEZ 91.5 FM, Chicago Public Media also operates Vocalo 91.1 FM, a next generation service that seeks to expand the reach of public media. For more information, visit www.soundopinions.org.</span></p><hr /><p dir="ltr">Irvine Welsh was born in the great city of Edinburgh, Scotland. He can&#39;t quite recall if it was Simpson&#39;s or Elsie Inglis maternity pavilions. In fact he remembers little of the birth, though his mother assured him later that it was fairly routine. This selective memory at key points in his life would continue. What he seems quite certain of is that his family moved from their tenement home in Leith, to the prefabs in West Pilton, and then onto Muirhouse&#39;s maisonette flats.</p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-e2bdfe82-12a9-7c22-ad91-3ed82640903c">Welsh left Ainslie Park Secondary School when he was sixteen and had various jobs, but didn&#39;t really like work any more than he did school. However, he was very fortunate to meet some exceptionally decent people at both, most of whom tolerated him. London called in the late seventies and he tried to catch up on some of education he&#39;d missed on while daydreaming about more interesting things, as enjoyed the London punk scene. The jobs got better and he got on the property ladder and made some money, but in the good Scots tradition, he managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Cleaning up his act, and, in keeping with another great tradition, &#39;finding a nice lassie and settling doon&#39;, Welsh eventually returned to Edinburgh where he worked for the city council in the housing department. He went on to study for an MBA at Heriot Watt University.</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-e2bdfe82-12a9-7c22-ad91-3ed82640903c">Welsh regards himself as very fortunate to be back in his home town when Kevin Williamson, Duncan McLean, Barry Graham, Alan Warner, Paul Reekie and Rodney Relax were all doing their thing. Energised by the rave scene, he started to write and his paths crossed with the above. Digging out some old diaries, Welsh did a draft of what would become Trainspotting. Welsh published parts this from 1991 onwards in DOG, the West Coast Magazine, and New Writing Scotland. Duncan McLean published parts of the novel in two Clocktower pamphlets, A Parcel of Rogues and Past Tense: Four Stories from a Novel. Meanwhile Kevin Williamson, a member of Duncan McLean&rsquo;s Muirhouse writers&rsquo; group, published sections of Trainspotting in the literary magazine Rebel Inc. Duncan McLean recommended Welsh to Robin Robertson, then editorial director of Secker &amp; Warburg, who decided to publish Trainspotting, despite believing that it was unlikely to sell.</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-e2bdfe82-12a9-7c22-ad91-3ed82640903c">When Trainspotting was published in 1993 Irvine Welsh shot to fame. According to Lord Gowrie, the chairman of the panel, the novel was rejected for the Booker Prize shortlist after offending the sensibilities of two female judges. Despite this unease from the critical establishment, Welsh&rsquo;s novel received as many good reviews as ones swathed in disgust and outrage - establishing a tradition that continues to this day. Harry Gibson&rsquo;s stage adaptation of the novel was premiered at the Glasgow Mayfest in April 1994 and went on to be staged at the Edinburgh Festival and in London before touring the UK. In August 1995, Irvine Welsh gave up his day job.</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-e2bdfe82-12a9-7c22-ad91-3ed82640903c">Since Danny Boyle&rsquo;s film adaptation of Trainspotting was released in February 1996 Irvine Welsh has remained a controversial figure, whose novels, stage and screen plays, novellas and short stories have proved difficult for literary critics to assimilate, a difficulty made only more noticeable by Welsh&rsquo;s continued commercial success. More books have followed, Ecstasy becoming the first paperback original to go straight in at No1 on the Sunday Times best-sellers list, a feat emulated by Filth, which became Welsh&#39;s highest selling book after Trainspotting. His first novel has now sold almost 1 million copies in the UK alone and is a worldwide phenomenon. Books such as Glue, Porno and recent The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs have seen him increase his profile in America and Canada.</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-e2bdfe82-12a9-7c22-ad91-3ed82640903c">He has recently branched into film and is a partner in two film production companies. He joined Four Ways films, which was founded by Antonia Bird, Robert Carlyle and Mark Cousins, and has recently set up Jawbone films with his screenwriting partner Dean Cavanagh, and Phil John and Jon Lewis Owen.</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-e2bdfe82-12a9-7c22-ad91-3ed82640903c">In 2005 Welsh married for the second time. He promises that he&#39;s never doing it again. He lives mainly in Dublin but retreats to Miami Beach for a large part of the winter. He visits his home city of Edinburgh regularly, usually to visit friends, family and Hibernian FC at Easter Road.</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-e2bdfe82-12a9-7c22-ad91-3ed82640903c">As Welsh says: &#39;the jobs are a wee bit too boring to recount and the books and other stuff you can get from other parts of the site.&#39;</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><hr /><p>Sponsored in part by</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/header-logo_7.png" title="" /></div></p> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:38:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/sound-opinions-movies-trainspotting-special-guest-irvine-welsh-114375 Sound Opinions at the Movies - Nashville http://www.wbez.org/sound-opinions-movies-nashville-113523 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/soundopsblack_0.jpeg" title="" /></div><p>Robert Altman&#39;s satirical masterpiece&nbsp;Nashville&nbsp;is celebrating its 40th anniversary. So we&#39;re packing our bags to seek our fortune in Music City.</p><p>On&nbsp;Wednesday, November 11, join&nbsp;<em>Sound Opinions</em>&nbsp;hosts&nbsp;Jim DeRogatis&nbsp;and&nbsp;Greg Kot&nbsp;at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/%E2%80%8E" rel="nofollow">Music Box Theatre</a>&nbsp;as they host a 40th anniversary screening of&nbsp;<em>Nashville</em>, the 1975 film that critic Pauline Kael called &quot;the funniest epic vision of America ever to reach the screen.&quot;</p><p>Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the chat &amp; screening will start at 7:30. Tickets are $12 in advance. Remaining tickets will be sold for $15 cash at the door. WBEZ members get $1 off. All proceeds go to benefit Sound Opinions and Chicago Public Media. Please note this movie is Rated R.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/nashvillestill2.jpg" style="height: 149px; width: 350px;" title="" /></div><p>Advance tickets will be available at the door under the purchaser&#39;s name.&nbsp;Tickets will not be mailed.</p><p><a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sound-opinions-at-the-movies-nashville-tickets-18637279605?ref=ebtn" target="_blank"><img alt="Eventbrite - Sound Opinions at the Movies - Nashville" src="https://www.eventbrite.com/custombutton?eid=18637279605" /></a></p><p>Questions? Email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:interact@soundopinions.org" rel="nofollow">interact@soundopinions.org</a></p><p>Sponsored in part by</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/header-logo_6.png" style="height: 200px; width: 200px;" title="" /></div></p> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/sound-opinions-movies-nashville-113523 High Fidelity Film Series: Wall-E http://www.wbez.org/high-fidelity-film-series-wall-e-112186 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/movie_poster___wall_e_by_trinitytrigger-d3cdk7h.jpg" style="height: 400px; width: 300px;" title="" /></div></div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/WBEZ915_LOGO_0.jpg" style="height: 95px; width: 300px;" title="" /><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/nerdette_logo_high%20res.jpg" style="height: 157px; width: 200px;" title="" /><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/CIFF-Logo_generic%202015.jpg" style="text-align: center; height: 107px; width: 300px;" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div></div><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><strong>WBEZ</strong>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<strong>Chicago International Film Festival</strong>&nbsp;are proud to screen&nbsp;<strong><em>Wall-E</em></strong>&nbsp;as the final film in our High Fidelity Film Series exploring science and film!</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">The doors of the Music Box Theatre will open at 6:30pm for general seating. At 7pm, we will screen this wonderful family film about robots, love &amp; robot love. Following the film,&nbsp;<strong>Tricia Bobeda &amp; Greta Johnsen of the Nerdette Podcast</strong>&nbsp;will moderate a conversation inspired by robotics with<strong>&nbsp;Kathleen McCarthy (<em>Head Curator Museum of Science &amp; Industry</em>)</strong> and&nbsp;<strong>Kevin Lynch (</strong></span></span><strong style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><em>Professor and Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Northwestern University</em>)</strong><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);"><strong>NOTE: This event is free to High Fidelity and Cinema/Chicago members but does require an advanced RSVP.&nbsp; Seating will be first come, first served, and it is not guaranteed.&nbsp; This event may be overbooked to ensure a full house. Please arrive 20-30 minutes before the screening starts.</strong></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/high-fidelity-film-series-wall-e-tickets-17372332113?ref=ebtn" target="_blank"><img alt="Eventbrite - High Fidelity Film Series: Wall-E" src="https://www.eventbrite.com/custombutton?eid=17372332113" /></a></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><u><strong>ABOUT THE FILM</strong></u></span></span></p><blockquote><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">In the year 2700, years after mankind left the planet, Earth is a deserted, barren wasteland. Amongst the abandoned buildings and relics of the past lives WALL-E, a robot still spends each day doing what he was programmed to do: clean up garbage. Forgotten and alone, WALL-E collects our discarded history in solitude until he is visited by a sleek new robot named EVE, setting off an intergalactic adventure for love that includes a pet cockroach and an heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><strong>TRAILER:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pixar.com/features_films/WALLE#Film-Trailers/node/3997">http://www.pixar.com/features_films/WALLE#Film-Trailers/node/3997</a></strong></span></span></p></blockquote><p><u style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><strong>ABOUT THE POST-SHOW CONVERSATION</strong></u></p><blockquote><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><b>Nerdette&nbsp;</b>is a podcast hosted by Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda. It&#39;s a safe space for nerding out about all the things you&#39;re watching, reading, listening to and encountering IRL (&quot;in real life&quot;). They use &quot;nerd&quot; as a verb for the things you really, really, really love.&nbsp;</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><strong>PODCAST:</strong>&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://nerdettepodcast.com/">http://nerdettepodcast.com</a></strong></span></span></p><b style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Kevin Lynch&nbsp;</b><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">is Professor and Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Northwestern University.&nbsp; He is a member of the Neuroscience and Robotics Lab (nxr.northwestern.edu) and former codirector of the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (nico.northwestern.edu).&nbsp; Dr. Lynch publishes and lectures widely on his research in swarm robotics (designing and programming simple mobile robots to cooperate to perform complex tasks), robot manipulation (getting robots to manipulate the world more like humans and animals do), and human-augmentation robotics such as neuroprosthetics.</span><p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Before coming to Northwestern, Dr. Lynch received his BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, and he spent a year in Japan as a postdoctoral fellow.&nbsp; He is co-author of two books on robotics and the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the top teaching awards given by Northwestern and its McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><strong>Kathleen McCarthy</strong> is the director of collections and head curator at the Museum of Science and Industry. McCarthy is responsible for the care of MSI&rsquo;s 35,000 artifacts and those on loan for display, as well as the research and development of content for exhibits. Since joining MSI in 2000, McCarthy has overseen the development and installation of multiple exhibits and added high-profile artifacts to the collection. During the development of Robot Revolution, McCarthy spent several weeks in Japan visiting the top robotics companies. A key to the success of Robot Revolution are the relationships and knowledge she has built, and throughout the four-year run of the traveling exhibition, McCarthy will ensure the robots are updated to showcase the latest breakthroughs in robotic technologies. Prior to joining MSI, McCarthy was the registrar for the Haifa Faisal Collection of Saudi Arabian Artifacts. She has also worked for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Krannert Art Museum, and taught glassblowing at the Toledo Museum of Art. McCarthy earned her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Illinois, during which she studied art history in Cairo. The recipient of a fellowship award from the Illinois Arts Council, her sculptures have been exhibited across the US and Japan</span><br />&nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div></blockquote></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:58:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/high-fidelity-film-series-wall-e-112186 High Fidelity Film Series: Sepideh, Reaching for the Stars (2013) http://www.wbez.org/high-fidelity-film-series-sepideh-reaching-stars-2013-112045 <p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Sepideh%20photo.jpg" style="height: 387px; width: 300px;" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/WBEZ915_LOGO_0.jpg" style="height: 127px; width: 400px;" title="" /><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/cover170x170_0.jpeg" style="text-align: center;" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div></div><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>WBEZ</strong> and the <strong>Chicago International Film Festival</strong> are proud to screen <strong><em>Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars</em></strong> as the third film in our High Fidelity Film Series exploring science and film!</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">The doors of the Music Box Theatre will open at 7pm for general seating. At 7:30pm, we will screen this documentary directed by Berit Madsen. Following the film, <strong>Jerome McDonnell from Worldview</strong> will moderate a conversation inspired by the film&#39;s topics with <strong>scientist/researcher Sara Rastegar and anthropologist Elham Mireshghi.</strong></span></span></p><p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">NOTE: This event is free to High Fidelity and Cinema/Chicago members but does require an advanced RSVP.&nbsp; Seating will be first come, first served, and it is not guaranteed.&nbsp; This event may be overbooked to ensure a full house. Please arrive 20-30 minutes before the screening starts.</span></span></strong></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="background-color:#ffff00;">RSVP HERE:&nbsp;</span><a href="http://sepideh.eventbrite.com" target="_blank"><span style="background-color:#ffff00;">http://sepideh.eventbrite.com</span></a><span style="background-color:#ffff00;">!</span></span></span></span></strong></p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><u><strong>ABOUT THE FILM</strong></u></span></span></p><blockquote><p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground. The expectations placed on a young Iranian woman don&rsquo;t match up with Sepideh&rsquo;s ambitions, and her plans to go to university are in jeopardy. But Sepideh won&rsquo;t give up her dream so easily. She strives onward, receiving unexpected help from heroes near and far. Farsi with subtitles.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">MORE INFORMATION &amp; TRAIL</span>ER:&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.levelk.dk/films/sepideh/507">http://www.levelk.dk/films/sepideh/507</a></strong></p></blockquote><p><u><strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">ABOUT THE POST-SHOW CONVERSATION</span></span></strong></u></p><blockquote><p><strong>Jerome McDonnell</strong> provides global affairs coverage of world issues with in-depth conversations on international issues and their local impact.</p><p>Jerome joined the staff of WBEZ in 1984 as an intern, later becoming a producer for the former programs Inside Business, and Midday with Sondra Gair&ndash;an international news analysis show. He has been a producer of Weekend Edition Saturday and also served as executive director of talk programming.</p><p>Jerome has a Peter Lisagor award and has been awarded by the Illinois Broadcasters&#39; Association for &ldquo;Best Public Affairs Program in a Series.&rdquo; Jerome has an B.A. in Communications from Northern Illinois University. A native of Chicago, Jerome resides in Arlington Heights with his wife, Janet. They have two sons, Sam and Owen.</p><p><strong>Sara Rastesgar</strong> is a PhD candidate in earth and planetary sciences at Northwestern University. She is also a researcher at the Cosmo Chemistry Lab at the Field Museum. She earned her BA in electrical engineering from Shiraz University in Iran and a masters in physics and astronomy from Northwestern University. She was born and raised in Shiraz, Iran.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Elham Mireshghi </strong>has a Bsc. in electrical engineering and computer science from UC Berkeley and an MA in anthropology from UC Irvine. She&#39;s currently completing her PhD dissertation in anthropology on Iran&#39;s unique, legalized and&nbsp;religiously&nbsp;sanctioned program on kidney sales . She has also spent a significant portion of her adolescents and early childhood in Iran where she was born.</p></blockquote></p> Mon, 18 May 2015 11:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/high-fidelity-film-series-sepideh-reaching-stars-2013-112045 Sound Opinions at the Movies: Almost Famous http://www.wbez.org/sound-opinions-movies-almost-famous-109866 <p><div>An epic love letter to rock n roll set to the sounds of greats like David Bowie, Elton John, The Beach Boys and The Who,<em> Almost Famous</em> tells the coming of age story of an ambitious 15-year-old (Patrick Fugit) who wheedles an assignment from <em>Rolling Stone</em> and goes on the road with an ascending rock band in the 1970s.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Staring Billy Crudup as the leader of the touring band, Kate Hudson as a groupie and the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman as legendary Creem editor Lester Bangs, Cameron Crowe draws on his real-life experience as a teenager on the road with such icons as Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Who, The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd to tell the story of a young journalist touring with fictional band Stillwater.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Join Sound Opinions&rsquo; Greg Kot &amp; Jim DeRogatis as they celebrate the memory of the late great Lester Bangs and Phillip Seymour Hoffman with a special screening of Almost Famous. Please note this movie is Rated R.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><a href="http://sndo.ps/almostfamousmovie"><strong>Get tickets here!</strong></a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/basecamp_logo.jpg" title="" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Goose_4C_white_type_sm_R_0.png" style="height: 199px; width: 200px;" title="" /></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 15:32:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/sound-opinions-movies-almost-famous-109866 Sound Opinions at the Movies: Diner http://www.wbez.org/sound-opinions-movies-diner-109497 <p><div>Join Sound Opinions hosts <strong>Jim DeRogatis</strong> and <strong>Greg Kot</strong> for a special screening of <strong>Barry Levinson</strong>&#39;s <em>Diner</em> on Wednesday January 22nd at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago. For these friends in Baltimore in the &#39;60s, it&#39;s the soundtrack of the time that binds them.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Jim and Greg will talk about the use of music in the film and invite <strong>Louisa Chu</strong>, co-host of WBEZ&#39;s <em>Chewing the Fat</em>, to talk about Chicago&#39;s best diners. And members of the audience can enter to win diner gift certificates and enjoy beer from Goose Island.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Please note this movie is Rated R.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Purchase tickets nowat&nbsp;<a href="http://sodiner.eventbrite.com">sodiner.eventbrite.com</a></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Advance tickets will be available at the door under the purchaser&#39;s name. Please note tickets will not be mailed.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Questions? Email interact@soundopinions.org</div></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:51:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/sound-opinions-movies-diner-109497 Sound Opinions at the Movies - High Fidelity http://www.wbez.org/sound-opinions-movies-high-fidelity-108901 <p><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Anybody who has been inspired by a mix tape, walked into a record store on a whim and walked out with a life-changing record, or associates music with milestones -- this is the movie for you!&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">On&nbsp;<strong>Thursday October 24th</strong>, join&nbsp;<strong>Jim DeRogatis</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Greg Kot</strong>&nbsp;for a special screening of&nbsp;<strong><em>High Fidelity</em></strong>&nbsp;at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/%E2%80%8E" style="color: rgb(15, 144, 186); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">Music Box Theatre</a>. Jim and Greg will talk about the Chicago-set film and the local music scene that inspired it.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Music Box lobby, listeners are invited to have their own record store experience with a listening station provided by&nbsp;<a href="http://sohifi.eventbrite.com/grainaudio.com/" style="color: rgb(15, 144, 186); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank" title="Grain Audio">Grain Audio</a>&nbsp;and album selections hand-picked by&nbsp;<a href="http://sohifi.eventbrite.com/lauriesplanetofsound.blogspot.com/%E2%80%8E" style="color: rgb(15, 144, 186); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">Laurie&#39;s Planet of Sound</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.davesrecordschicago.com/%E2%80%8E" style="color: rgb(15, 144, 186); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">Dave&#39;s Records</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dustygroove.com/%E2%80%8E" style="color: rgb(15, 144, 186); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">Dusty Groove</a>. The movie starts at&nbsp;<strong>7:30</strong>.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Tickets are $10 in advance. Remaining tickets will be sold for $12 cash at the door. WBEZ members get $1 off</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">. All proceeds go to benefit Sound Opinions and Chicago Public Media. Please note this movie is Rated R.</span></p><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Advance tickets will be available at the door under the purchaser&#39;s name.&nbsp;<strong>Please note tickets will not be mailed</strong>.</span></p><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong><a href="http://sohifi.eventbrite.com/"><span style="color:#0000cd;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center;">Purchase Your Tickete Here.&nbsp;</span></span></a></strong></p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/sound-opinions-movies-high-fidelity-108901 Music Box Theatre Summer Music Film Festival http://www.wbez.org/music-box-theatre-summer-music-film-festival-107591 <p><p>Sound Opinions&nbsp;is co-presenting the 3rd annual&nbsp;<strong><em>Music Box Theatre Summer Music Film Festival.&nbsp;</em></strong>It&#39;s five days and nights of great music movies, featuring everything from breakdancing (<em>Wild style</em>) to Detroit punk (<em>A Band Called Death</em>) to the most epic use of air guitar in cinematic history (<em>Bill &amp; Ted&#39;s Excellent Adventure</em>). Join hosts&nbsp;<strong>Jim DeRogatis</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Greg Kot</strong>&nbsp;for the opening night kick-off on&nbsp;Friday June 28th. Following a reception from&nbsp;6-7 p.m., Jim and Greg will introduce a screening of the highly-anticipated new documentary&nbsp;<em>Ain&#39;t In It For My Health</em>,&nbsp;an intimate portrait of the late rock legend Levon Helm. Then hop on a train in 1970 with Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and Buddy Guy in&nbsp;<em>Festival Express</em>.</p><p>To purchase tickets and get a full schedule of screenings and events visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.summermusicfilmfestival.com/" target="_blank">www.summermusicfilmfestival.com</a></p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/music-box-theatre-summer-music-film-festival-107591 Sound Opinions presents The Graduate http://www.wbez.org/sound-opinions-presents-graduate-104202 <p><p style=""><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 51); font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px;">In this coming-of-age classic, Simon &amp; Garfunkel perfectly capture the mood of youth in the &#39;60s. More than just background music, their score is as important an element as&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 51); font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px;">Dustin Hoffman&#39;s acting or Mike Nichols&#39; directon. There&#39;s no Mrs. Robinson without the song!</span></p><p style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 51);">Join Sound Opinions hosts&nbsp;<strong>Jim DeRogatis</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Greg Kot</strong>&nbsp;for a special screening of&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 51);"><strong><em>The Graduate.</em></strong></span></span></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 51);"><span style="color: rgb(183, 0, 0);">Tickets are $9 in advance.</span></span></span></strong></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 51);"><span style="color: rgb(183, 0, 0);">WBEZ members enter code PLASTIC for $1 discount.</span></span></span></strong></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 51);"><span style="color: rgb(183, 0, 0);">Remaining tickets will be sold for $10 cash at the door.</span></span></span></strong></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 66);">Proceeds go to benefit Sound Opinions and Chicago Public Media.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 51); font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Please note: This movie is Rated PG-13.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 51);">Advance tickets will be available beginning at 6:30 at the door under the purchaser&#39;s name.&nbsp;Tickets will not be mailed.</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 51);">Questions:&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:interact@soundopinions.org" style="color: rgb(153, 0, 0); text-decoration: initial; font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">interact@soundopinions.org</a><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 51);">&nbsp;or 312.948.4600.</span></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 51);">Purchase tickets </span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce/706555071?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&amp;product_id=15781&amp;store_id=5821">here.</a></span></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"> &nbsp;</span></span></p></p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:37:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/sound-opinions-presents-graduate-104202 Sound Opinions presents Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-04-19/sound-opinions-presents-ziggy-stardust-and-spiders-mars <p><p>Combine one of the best rock documentarians ever and the most intriguing of David Bowie's many alter egos, and you get an extraordinary film that does indeed capture the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust, as well as the great chameleon at the height of his musical powers.</p><p>Join <em>Sound Opinions</em> hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a special screening of D.A. Pennebaker's <strong>Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars</strong> in honor of the concept album's 40th anniversary.</p><p>Please note: This movie is Rated PG.</p><p><em>Advance tickets will be available beginning at 6:30 at the door under the purchaser's name. Tickets will not be mailed.</em></p></p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:33:32 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-04-19/sound-opinions-presents-ziggy-stardust-and-spiders-mars