Venue Details

13 Star Starred
Music Box Theatre
3733 North Southport Avenue Chicago, IL 60613
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Yelp didn't list it as a restaurant but we went to Julius Meinl for a light supper before the play. It is a block south of the theater.
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Piquet
Parking is awful. See review above.The City did a good job of discouraging me as a suburban person from spending my dollars in Chicago.
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6 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 10 2011

Terrific event--can't wait for next year.

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Website

http://www.theunitedfest.com/chicago

Quotes & Highlights

Learn more about the films and watch trailers here.

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Friday, September 9, 2011 at 7:00pm

__Superheroes

__Director: Michael Barnett

A journey inside the world of real life caped crusaders. From all over America, these self-proclaimed crime fighters don masks and homemade costumes and elaborate utility belts in an attempt to bring justice to evildoers everywhere.

Playing with: Greenboy, __Banana Bread

__Friday, September 9, 2011 at 9:30pm

__Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade __

Director: Lincoln Ruchti

1982’s Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life.

Friday, September 9, 2011 at Midnight

The Blues Brothers (1980)

Director: John Landis

Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.

Playing with: __40 Years

__Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Noon

__Bhopali

__Director: Van Maximilian Carlson

Bhopali documents the survivors of the world’s worst industrial disaster, the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India. Today the suffering continues, prompting victims to fight for justice against Union Carbide, the American corporation responsible for the disaster.

Playing with: __3 Hours

__Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 2:00pm

Lesson Plan

Director: David Jeffery, Philip Neel

Lesson Plan is a documentary featuring interviews of the original students and teacher of the 1967 Third Wave experiment. This exercise in fascism took place in Palo Alto, California. Within one week, 30 students grew to 200 as the Third Wave took on a life of its own, and the students unwittingly re-enacted the roots of the Third Reich.

Playing with: When I Was Young, Micky Bader

Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 7:00pm

Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians

Director: Bryan Storkel

Follows the rise of arguably the largest and most well-funded blackjack team in America-made up entirely of churchgoing Christians. While they succeed in taking millions from casinos, how will they manage to find a place for faith and God in the arena of high stakes gambling?

Playing with: Escape of the Gingerbread Man!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 9:30pm

__Eagles in the Chicken Coop

__Director: Brent Florence

A team of investigative documentarians set out to follow the making of a late night, made-for-television Mature Movie, to capture an inside look at mainstream American movie practices and sensibilities at their lowest. As the production spins out of control, the team of friends sidesteps the studios contractual demands of sex and nuance, risking their jobs, in a game of cat-and-mouse, scraping to protect the ‘important’ love story they believe The Lone Rancher can provide.

Playing with: The Sandwich Movie, BAM! Burger Jam

Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Midnight

Child’s Play (1988)

Director: Tom Holland

Young Andy Barclay gets the doll he wanted. However, he did not know it was alive!

Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 1:00pm

__Beware of Christians

__Director: Will Bakke

Four college students travel to Europe to escape their routine faith and gain a radically new perspective on following Jesus.

Playing with: Eleven, __Stay With Me Jesus

__Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 3:30pm

__Stepping Into the Fire

__Director: Ross Evison, Roberto Velez

What if the life you lived, the wealth you earned, the possessions you attained, were a deception? What if the answers to all of life’s questions were planted deep within the Amazons of Peru? This story takes you on a journey towards the discovery of life’s purpose. Step into the fire and you may just find what you’ve been searching for all along.

Playing with: The Philosopher

Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 6:00pm

__Heaven’s Rain

__Director: Paul Brown

Based on true events, Heaven’s Rain recounts the story of the Douglass family, whose lives were irrevocably changed one evening 30 years ago. The son, after becoming an Oklahoma State Senator and authoring groundbreaking victims’ rights legislation, is forced to move forward from his past.

Playing with: The Lucky One, __Bottle

__Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 8:30pm

__Cleanflix

__Director: Andrew James, Joshua Ligairi

This insightful documentary follows the sanitized movie industry from inception to collapse. Starting with Kate Winslet’s nudity in Titanic and the Mormon culture that didn’t want to see it, the film launches into the numerous legal and theoretical debates that led to a DGA lawsuit involving industry titans.

Playing with: __Fu(nd) This!

__Monday, September 12, 2011 at 9:30pm

__White Irish Drinkers

__Director: John Gray

Brooklyn, 1975: two brothers looking for a way out of their working-class neighborhood make a pact to rob a local theater on the night of a Rolling Stones concert.

Playing with: The Interview

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 7:00pm

__The Drummond Will

__Director: Alan Butterworth

The Drummond Will follows estranged brothers Marcus and Danny Drummond as they find themselves on a surprisingly dangerous undertaking to unravel the mystery surrounding their father’s very unlikely wealth.

Playing with: Weirdo, __Write of Passage

__Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 9:30pm

The Dead Inside

Director: Travis Betz

The Dead Inside is a haunting musical about two artists, Wes and Fi, who have misplaced their muse. When Fi begins to show signs of schizophrenia, Wes finds inspiration in her deterioration. When it turns out she is actually possessed, he must choose between the woman he loves and the evil intruder that inspires him.

Playing with: Home

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 7:00pm

__Falling Overnight

__Director: Conrad Jackson

The story of Elliot Carson on the day before he has surgery to remove a brain tumor. Facing what could be his last night, Elliot’s path intersects with Chloe Webb who invites him to her art show. Elliot welcomes the distraction and as the night descends, Chloe takes him on an intimate and exhilarating journey through the city. But as morning approaches, and Chloe learns of Elliot’s condition, the magic of the evening unravels, and they must together face the uncertainty of Elliot’s future.

Playing with: Kiss, A Shining Light

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 9:30pm

__Colin Hearts Kay

__Director: Sebastian Conley

When Brooklyn-based cartoonist Colin Jensen breaks up with longtime girlfriend Kay Ho, he pulls out all stops to win her back including dragging her into the illustrated world of his cartoons.

Playing with: Post-Nup: CSI, Dinner Party, __My Friend Peter

__Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 7:00pm

Sixteen Candles (1984)

Director: John Hughes

A young girl’s “sweet sixteenth” birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 9:30pm

Weird Science (1985)

Director: John Hughes

Two nerdish boys attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.