Your Virtual Art House

Music Box StreamLocal was launched in response to COVID-19’s effect on independent art house cinemas around the country. Music Box recognizes that going to the movies is a communal experience, and one that is now more necessary than ever. Music Box StreamLocal lets you experience the latest in international art house films with online screenings and livestream Q&A discussions with filmmakers while also directly supporting your local cinema. StreamLocal is only available in the US.

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STARTING MAY 22

MYSTERIES OF LISBON: THE ORIGINAL MINISERIES

For participating theaters now showing Mysteries of Lisbon, click below!

Rent the film for $15.00, get 7 days to view the 6 episode series online. 50% of the proceeds will go to your local art house theater!

Raul Ruiz’s, Mysteries of Lisbon, a masterful adaptation of the eponymous nineteenth-century Portuguese novel (by Camilo Castelo Branco), evokes the complex intertwined narratives of Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens. The core story centers on Joao, the bastard child of an ill-fated romance between two members of the aristocracy who are forbidden to marry, and his quest to discover the truth of his parentage. But this is just the start of an engrossing tale that follows a multitude of characters whose fates conjoin, separate and then rejoin again over three decades in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy.

Now available for the first time in the US in the expanded, six-episode miniseries version that originally aired in 2011.

STARTING APRIL 29

AN ENGINEER IMAGINES

For participating theaters now showing An Engineer Imagines, click below!

Rent the film for $12.00, get 48 hours to view the film online. 50% of the proceeds will go to your local art house theater!

An Engineer Imagines is a cinematic homage to Peter Rice, the distinguished structural engineer behind some of the 20th century’s most iconic structures such as the Sydney Opera House, The Pompidou Centre, the Lloyd’s Building.

Directed by Marcus Robinson

“Beautiful, poetic, moving and unrestrained” – Brian Lloyd, Entertainment.ie

For more information on AN ENGINEER IMAGINES, visit the film’s page here.

STARTING ON EARTH DAY (4/22)

EATING UP EASTER

For participating theaters now showing Eating Up Easter, click below!

Rent the film for $12.00, get 48 hours to view the film online. 50% of the proceeds will go to your local art house theater!

In a cinematic letter to his son, native Rapanui (Easter Island) filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu explores the modern dilemma of their people, descendants of the ancient statue builders, as they face the consequences of their rapidly developing home.

Directed by Sergio Mata’u Rapu

“A lush achievement… ranks among the most effective and affective movies of its kind that I have seen in the past in several years.” – David Lipset, Oceania Journal

Submit a Question for EATING UP EASTER Director Sergio Mata’u Rapu’s Instagram Live Q&A on April 23rd at 8pm CT HERE. Tune in on the Music Box Films Instagram: @MusicBoxFilms.

For more information on EATING UP EASTER, visit the film’s page here.


Playing at select theaters on StreamLocal…

AND THEN WE DANCED

Rent the film for $12.00, get 48 hours to view the film online. 50% of the proceeds will go to your local art house theater!

A passionate coming-of age tale set amidst the conservative confines of modern Tbilisi, AND THEN WE DANCED follows Merab, a competitive dancer who is thrown off balance by the arrival of Irakli, a fellow male dancer with a rebellious streak. AND THEN WE DANCED was Sweden’s official selection to the 2020 Oscars. 

Directed by Levan Akin

“One of the most intimate, devastating and euphoric love stories ever told on screen.” – Iana Murray, GQ

For more information on AND THEN WE DANCED, visit the film’s page here.

For participating theaters now showing And Then We Danced, click below!

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Watch SIBYL on Virtual Cinema!

Lacking inspiration for her new novel, psychotherapist Sibyl (Virginie Efira) borrows source material from her newest patient Margot (Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color), blurring fiction and reality in this sly, sultry character study from Justine Triet. Find SIBYL playing in select theaters and virtually with a local arthouse under “Theatrical Engagements” in the link below.

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