This May Just Between Frames is having a "double feature"! August Rush on the first Monday in May: May 4th @ 6:00 p.m. & The Blues Brothers on Monday, May 18th @ 6:00 p.m.
Our showing of "August Rush" has been re-scheduled and will be the last part of the "Recalling Robin Williams" theme we started in February -- and didn't want anyone to miss!
A musically gifted orphan, Evan (Freddie Highmore), runs away from his orphanage and searches New York City for his birth parents. On his journey, he's taken under the wing of the Wizard (Robin Williams), a homeless man who lives in an abandoned theater. After discovering his talent, the Wizard gives Evan the name "August Rush" and devises a plan to profit from his talent. Little does Evan know that his parents, Lyla (Keri Russell) and Louis (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), are searching for him too.
Come join us for this contemporary interpretation of "Oliver Twist" -- and enjoy once again the talents of Robin Williams.
Join us again on Monday May 18th!
Our "Shot in Chicagoland" theme continues with cult favorite The Blues Brothers starring John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd as lead vocalist "Joliet Jake" Blues (named after Joliet Prison) and harmonica player/backing vocalist Elwood Blues. It is the first Saturday Night Live sketch to get its own movie, and 2015 is its 35th anniversary!
Jake and Elwood Blues, are two white boys with black soul. Sporting cool shades and look-alike suits, Jake and Elwood are dispatched on a "mission from God" by their former teacher, Sister Mary Stigmata (Kathleen Freeman). Said mission is to raise $5000 to save an orphanage. In the course of their zany adventures, the Blues Brothers run afoul of neo-Nazi Henry Gibson, perform the theme from Rawhide before the most unruly bar crowd in written history, and lay waste to hundreds of cars on the streets and freeways of Chicago.
In case you aren't swept up in the infectuous nuttiness of the brothers Blue, you might have fun spotting film's legion of guest stars, including James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Steve Lawrence, Twiggy, Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman), Frank Oz, and Steven Spielberg. ~ courtesy of Hal Erickson, Rovi
Come join us May 18th @ 6:00 p.m. in Mtg. Rm. B, as we visit Belushi and Ackroyd in their prime as characters that could only have come from Chicago.