WBEZ | The Music Box Theatre http://www.wbez.org/venues/music-box-theatre Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Filmspotting #500 Live at the Music Box http://www.wbez.org/filmspotting-500-live-music-box-110428 <p><p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 15px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 16.200000762939453px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;">The podcast that director<strong> Rian Johnson (<em>Looper</em>) </strong>called &quot;a force for good in the universe&quot; and the A.V. Club dubbed a &quot;podcast institution&quot; is commemorating its 500th episode with a live taping at Chicago&#39;s historic <strong>Music Box Theatre</strong>! Join hosts <strong>Adam Kempenaar</strong> and <strong>Josh Larsen</strong> for a celebration of all things film and Filmspotting. </span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 15px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 16.200000762939453px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times, serif; font-size: 16px;">With scheduled guests </span><strong style="font-family: 'times new roman', times, serif; font-size: 16px;">Michael Phillips</strong><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times, serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;of the Chicago Tribune and Slate&#39;s </span><strong style="font-family: 'times new roman', times, serif; font-size: 16px;">Dana Stevens</strong><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times, serif; font-size: 16px;">, plus all of the segments you&rsquo;ve come to love, including Massacre Theatre, the Filmspotting Top 5 and more!</span></p><p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 15px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 16.200000762939453px; text-align: center; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><img alt="" src="http://ebmedia.eventbrite.com/s3-build/images/6217759/101573791019/1/logo.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 200px;" /></span></p><p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 15px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 16.200000762939453px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>Adam Kempenaar</strong>&nbsp;co-founded Filmspotting in March 2005 and is the show&#39;s host and executive producer. He has a B.A. in film studies and M.A. in journalism from the University of Iowa, plus a B.A. in English from Grinnell College. Adam is a regular film instructor at the<a href="http://filmspotting.net/about-us/teaching.html" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(51, 85, 119);" target="_self"><strong><img align="right" alt="adam josh 200" height="152" hspace="4" src="http://filmspotting.net/images/images/adam_josh_200.jpg" style="border: 0px;" vspace="4" width="200" /></strong>University of Chicago&#39;s Graham School</a>, where he has taught or co-taught five classes, including Hawks vs. Curtiz: The Auteur and the Hack, Movies About Movies and Cinema Verite and the Problem of Truth. In April 2008, Adam wrote the foreword for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0810995220" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(51, 85, 119);" target="_blank">Jon J Muth&#39;s graphic novel adaptation</a>&nbsp;of Fritz Lang&#39;s classic film &quot;M.&quot; Read the foreword<a href="http://filmspotting.net/images/M_p8_9.pdf" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(51, 85, 119);" target="_blank">here.</a>&nbsp;Follow Adam on&nbsp;<a href="http://letterboxd.com/filmspotting/" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(51, 85, 119);" target="_blank">Letterboxd here</a>.</span></span></p><p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 15px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, FreeSans, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 16.200000762939453px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif;"><strong>Josh Larsen</strong>&nbsp;joined Filmspotting as co-host in January 2012. Prior to that, he spent 11 years as a film critic for Chicago-based Sun-Times Media. Josh writes about movies at&nbsp;<a href="http://larsenonfilm.com/" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(51, 85, 119);" target="_blank">LarsenOnFilm</a>&nbsp;and is editor of the faith and culture magazine<a href="http://thinkchristian.net/" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(51, 85, 119);" target="_blank">Think Christian</a>. You can follow him on Twitter&nbsp;<a href="http://www.twitter.com/LarsenOnFilm" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(51, 85, 119);" target="_blank">@LarsenOnFilm</a>. To learn more about Josh, check out his conversation with Adam in&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/cinecast/fs382_bonus.mp3" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(51, 85, 119);" target="_blank">#382&#39;s Bonus Content</a>.</span></span></p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:27:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/filmspotting-500-live-music-box-110428 Sound Opinions presents Wattstax http://www.wbez.org/sound-opinions-presents-wattstax-106322 <p><p><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px;">The&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px;"><em>Sound Opinions at the Movies</em></strong><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px;">&nbsp;series continues with&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px;"><em>Wattstax</em></strong><em style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px;">,</em><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px;">&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px;">Mel Stuart&#39;s</strong><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px;"> 1973 documentary chronicling the legendary Stax Records-sponsored Watts Summer Music Festival.&nbsp;</span><em style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px;">Wattstax</em><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px;">&nbsp;gives you a front-row seat to history-making performances by Stax Records stars including&nbsp;The Staples Singers, The Bar-Kays, Luther Ingram, Rufus Thomas, and Isaac Hayes.</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;">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;"><strong><em>Wattstax&nbsp;</em></strong>&nbsp;at the Music Box Theatre.</span><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&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;">Tickets are $9 in advance and remaining tickets will be sold for $10 cash at the door.&nbsp;All p</span><span style="text-align: center;">roceeds go to benefit Sound Opinions and Chicago Public Media.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Please note: This movie is&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Rated R</strong><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">.</span></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce/408196335?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&amp;product_id=16401&amp;store_id=5821"><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 STAX for $1 discount.&nbsp;</span></span></span></strong></a></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);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Advance tickets will be available beginning at 6:30 P.M. at the door under the purchaser&#39;s name.&nbsp;</span></span></span><strong><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 51);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Tickets will not be mailed.</span></span></span></strong><span style="font-weight: bold;"> </span><a href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce/1896542671?JServSessionIda004=kwekstivs1.app214c&amp;VIEW_PRODUCT=true&amp;product_id=16401&amp;store_id=0"><strong><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 51);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Purchase tickets here.</span></span></span></strong></a></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;">Questions:&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:interact@soundopinions.org" style="color: rgb(153, 0, 0); text-decoration: none; font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">interact@soundopinions.org</a><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;or 312.948.4600.</span></p></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:16:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/sound-opinions-presents-wattstax-106322 Sound Opinions presents The Blues Brothers http://www.wbez.org/sound-opinions-presents-blues-brothers-102829 <p><p>&nbsp;</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); ">In this Chicago classic, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd run amok with&nbsp;Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and John Lee Hooker as their musical&nbsp;tour guides.&nbsp;</span></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 51); font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; ">This is slap-stick comedy with soul.</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); ">Join Sound Opinions hosts&nbsp;<strong>Jim DeRogatis</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Greg Kot</strong>&nbsp;for a special screening of&nbsp;the best movie ever made about R&amp;B:&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 51); "><strong><em>The Blues Brothers</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); "><span style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; "><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 51); ">Please note: This movie is Rated PG-13.&nbsp;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: none; 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 <a href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce/143870978?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&amp;product_id=15521&amp;store_id=5821">here</a>.&nbsp;</span></p></p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/sound-opinions-presents-blues-brothers-102829