Cannes: Music Box Takes U.S. On German Comedy ‘Oh Boy’

Music Box has acquired German hit tragicomedy Oh Boy from Beta Cinema. The movie won six Lolas earlier this year including Best Film, Best Script, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. Jan Ole Gerster’s … Read More »

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Music Box Acquires Sundance Pic ‘Keep The Lights On’

By | Monday March 12, 2012 @ 9:41am PDT
Mike Fleming

New York, NY (March 12, 2012) – Music Box Films announced today that the company is acquiring all North American rights to KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, the latest film from Ira Sachs. The film premiered to critical acclaim at

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Conquest’

By | Wednesday October 19, 2011 @ 8:27pm PDT

This French film chronicling the rise of French president Nicolas Sarkozy was directed and co-written by Xavier Durringer and screened out of competition this year at Cannes. Chicago-based Music Box — the U.S. distributor of Tell No One and Sweden’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy, among others — … Read More »

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Music Box Takes U.S. Rights To Canada’s Oscar Entry ‘Monsieur Lazhar’

By | Thursday September 22, 2011 @ 5:15pm PDT

Chicago (Sept. 22, 2011) Music Box Films has acquired all US rights to the French-Canadian film MONSIEUR LAZHAR, Canada’s official submission to the 2012 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. The film won the Audience Award at this summer’s Locarno Film Festival and was named Best Canadian Feature last week at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Written and directed by Philippe Falardeau, MONSIEUR LAZHAR tells the story of an immigrant substitute teacher (played by Monhamed Fellag) who brings emotional stability to a middle school class shaken by the suicide of their well-liked teacher. The film is the latest production of Microscope, the same Montreal-based production company that produced the Academy Award-nominee “Incendies.” The deal was negotiated by Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, a partner in international sales agency Films Distribution and Music Box Films’ managing director Edward Arentz.

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TORONTO: ‘Potiche’ Headed For Music Box

Mike Fleming

Toronto has just gotten underway, but the deals are falling from the sky already. I’m hearing that Wild Bunch is close to making a deal for Music Box to distribute Potiche in the U.S. The Francois Ozon-directed French farce stars Catherine Deneuve … Read More »

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Box Office Report On Limited Releases…

SUNDAY AM: Since my weekend box office report puts all its emphasis on the big moneymakers, I want to give smaller movies some love (or hate). Beginning today, I’ll post a separate wrapup for limited releases:

The-Kids-Are-All-Right-PosterFocus Features released its Julianne Moore/Annette Bening/Mark … Read More »

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