The Music Box Theatre and The CFCA have selected THE THIRD MAN for the next MBT film in the talk series. The post-film discussion will take place on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015.
Hosted by The CFCA (Chicago Film Critics Association) and The Music Box Theatre, MBT Talks are led by various CFCA representing members to further support the theatrical releases of art-house, independent, foreign and classical cinema in the theatre’s fun and creative atmosphere.
CFCA members Keith Phipps and Scott Tobias will co-lead the post film discussion following the THE THIRD MAN’s showtime on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 in The Music Box Theatre lounge. Phipps is currently the editorial director of The Dissolve, a Pitchfork Media film site that can be found online at thedissolve.com. Tobias is the editor of The Dissolve. Before helping to found The Dissolve two years ago, he was a senior staff member of The A.V. Club, where he worked for 14 years, the last seven as film editor. His work has also appeared on NPR, The Village Voice, The Nashville Scene, The Hollywood Reporter, and other publications.
Director, Carol Reed, directed THE THIRD MAN in 1949 and The Music Box is proud to present the film in a new restoration! Joseph Cotton stars as unemployed pulp novelist Holly Martins. When he arrives in post-WWII Vienna on the promise of a job from his old friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles in a signature performance), he finds that Lime has recently died in a dubious car accident. Restored in 4K by Deluxe, England, on behalf of Studiocancal, from a fine grain master positive struck from the original negative. The film begins its run on July 3rd, 2015 at The Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport and was a 2015 Cannes Classics Selection.
“One great scene after another! One great shot after another! I’ve seen it 50 times and it’s still magic!”