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Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th St.
Chicago, IL 60655

Event Listing
Oct 29 7:30 PM Boyhood
Nov 02 8:00 PM Danny Bhoy
Nov 05 7:30 PM Magic in the Moonlight
Nov 07 -- Nov 08 Knight at Dawn A Magic Tree House Adventure
Nov 12 7:30 PM Rocks in My Pocket
Nov 14 -- Nov 15 The Hobbit
Nov 19 7:30 PM Jersey Boys
Nov 21 -- Dec 07 Plaid Tidings A Forever Plaid Christmas
Nov 29 8:00 PM The Buckinghams "Joy of Christmas" 2014
Dec 03 7:30 PM The Hundred Foot Journey
Dec 10 7:30 PM Calvary
Dec 17 7:30 PM Land Ho
BACinema - TOP

: A Weekly Presentation of Independent, Foreign and Classic Films. Screenings are every Wednesday at 7:30 pm

Tickets are $7.50/$5.50 members unless noted.

Boyhood - top
Wednesday - October 29
7:30 PM

Oct 29, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50 / $5.50 BAC members

Rated: R RT 165 minutes

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Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. (c) Sundance Film Fest  "Linklater has crafted what may be the most ingenious film of the century here and given it a tone like no other ..." Tom Long, Detroit New

Magic in the Moonlight - top
Wednesday - November 05
7:30 PM

Nov 5, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50 / $5.50 BAC members

Rated PG13 RT: 1:37

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Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth), a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists' claims. Persuaded by his friend, Howard Burkan, Stanley goes on a mission to the Côte d'Azur mansion of the Catledge family: mother Grace (Jacki Weaver), son Brice, and daughter Caroline (Erica Leerhsen). He presents himself as a businessman named Stanley Taplinger in order to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant Sophie Baker (Emma Stone) who is staying there with her mother. What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling. Directed by Woody Allen. (C) Sony Pictures Classics  "Woody Allen revisits some of his favourite themes: magic; metaphysics; the romantic pairing of an older actor with a younger actress." -Jason Best, Movie Talk

Rocks in My Pocket - top
Wednesday - November 12
7:30 PM

Nov 12, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50 / $5.50 BAC members

Rated : Not Rated RT: 1:28

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In the new animated gem Rocks in My Pockets, Latvian-born artist and filmmaker Signe Baumane tells five fantastical tales based on the courageous women in her family and their battles with madness. With boundless imagination and a twisted sense of humor, she has created daring stories of art, romance, marriage, nature, business, and Eastern European upheaval-all in the fight for her own sanity. Employing a unique, beautifully textured combination of papier-mâché stop-motion and classic hand-drawn animation, Baumane has produced a poignant and often hilarious tale of mystery, mental health, redemption and survival. (c) Zeitgeist  "Bold, darkly comic, refreshingly honest and self-deprecating." -Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

Jersey Boys - top
Wednesday - November 19
7:30 PM

Nov 19, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50 / $5.50 BAC members

Rated: R - RT 134 minutes

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Clint Eastwood's big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic `60s rock group The Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation, and are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical.(c) Warner Bros.  "Jersey Boys is a solid watch that seeks to deepen the emotion of the jukebox musical." -Jamie Graham, Total Film

The Hundred Foot Journey - top
Wednesday - December 03
7:30 PM

Dec 3, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50 / $5.50 BAC members

Rated: PG:, RT 2:02

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Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa, settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant - the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award (R)-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments - until Hassan's passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory's enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. (c) Disney  "Mirren's Madame Mallory unctuously oozes her dedication to perfection from every pore -- and it's truly delicious to watch her work her magic up on the screen." -Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun Times


Calvary - top
Wednesday - December 10
7:30 PM

Dec 10, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50 / $5.50

Rated: R {Adult language, adult situations} RT:1:40

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Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral - and often comic - problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary. (c) FoxSearchlight  "To say Gleeson "stars" in Calvary seems inadequate. He dominates it ..." -Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail

Land Ho - top
Wednesday - December 17
7:30 PM

Dec 17, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50 /  $5.50 BAC members

Rated: R [adult situations], RT: 1:35

A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law set off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picaresque adventures, from trendy Reykjavík to rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship.(c) Sony Classics  "The scenery is gorgeous, the mood is upbeat and your traveling companions are interesting fellows." -Edward Johnson-Ott, NUVO Newsweekly

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Danny Bhoy - top
Sunday - November 02
8:00 PM

Nov 2, 8pm
Doors open at 7pm

One of the most popular comedians on the planet is finally here! Having amassed huge audiences around the world, this hilarious young Scot finally brings his unique brand of storytelling and razor sharp wit to a US audience. Fresh from sell-out tours in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, Danny Bhoy will bring his critically acclaimed show ‘Dear Epson…’ to selected theaters this Autumn. Don’t miss this rare chance to see one of the most celebrated comedians around the globe, in a relatively intimate space, on his debut US tour.

Knight at Dawn A Magic Tree House Adventure - top
Friday - November 07 -- Saturday - November 08

Fri Nov 7, Sat Nov 8 at 7pm
Tickets $9  / $7 BAC members

Siblings, Jack and Annie, visit the Magic Tree House, filled with a magnificent collection of books that can transport the reader to the wonderful faraway settings featured in their pages. As they read a book about the Middle Ages, Annie is intrigued by the Black Knight and the mysterious quest one must complete before becoming a knight. When she wishes to
visit the castle in the book, the siblings are whisked away to medieval times and set off to learn more about the Black Knight and his quest.

The Hobbit - top
Friday - November 14 -- Saturday - November 15

Fri Nov 14 and Sat No 15  at 7pm
Tickets $13 / $11 BAC members

Based off the book by J.R.R.. Tolkien Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit of The Shire, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very safe home in order to set off as the burglar in the company of dwarves and wizards in an attempt to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and all its treasure. From caves and goblins, to forests and elves, to mountains and dragons, Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is a captivating story for everyone to enjoy.

Monday - November 17
7:30 PM

BAC Professional Theatre Series presents
Interviewed by David Alan Grier
Special musical performance by Felicia Fields
Mon, Nov 17, 2014
7:30 pm
$25/$23 BAC members

Join us at the Beverly Arts Center as acclaimed stage and screen actor and  Emmy Award-winning In Living Color principal David Alan Grier interviews Jeff Award-winning actor and director Ron OJ Parson. Parson has many TV and film credits to his name and
is currently a Resident Artist at the Court Theatre in Chicago. They will be discussing Parson’s show East Texas Hot Links coming to the BAC next spring! The evening promises to be full of insights, laughs and an insider’s perspective of the world of theatre and film from two of its most successful professionals.

Special musical performance by Tony-nominated Chicago blues vocalist, Felicia Fields.

East Texas Hot Links
by Eugene Lee
A kinetic, ruthless portrayal of self-interest and betrayal set in pre-integration Texas. “Links” follows eight poor, black, rural Texans to their favorite haunt, a dusty, backwoods bar, where a combustible situation simmers to its inevitable explosion.
Coming to the BAC in April 2015!

Plaid Tidings A Forever Plaid Christmas - top
Friday - November 21 -- Sunday - December 07

Fri  Nov 21 and  Sat Nov 22 at 7:30pm and Sun Nov 23 at 3:30pm
Fri Dec 5 and Sat Dec 6 at 7:30pm and Sun Dec 7 at 3:30pm
Tickets $22 / $ 20 BAC members

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings offers the best of Forever Plaid tied-up in a nifty package with a big holiday bow on top!

At first, the legendary Plaids aren't sure why they’ve been returned to Earth from the great beyond, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world.

Sprinkled among classic holiday standards are audience favorites such as a riotous three minute version of “The Ed Sullivan Show” featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, and a Plaid Caribbean Christmas which puts the “Day-O” in Excelsis! This is one holiday treat that is truly “heaven-sent!

The Buckinghams "Joy of Christmas" 2014 - top
Saturday - November 29
8:00 PM

Nov 29, 8pm
Tickets $35 / $31 BAC Members

The Buckinghams, headlined by founding members Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna, will perform their Billboard Top 40 hits “Kind of a Drag,” “Don’t You Care,” “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” plus holiday favorites for their home town fans. This show features classic Buckingham hits and selections from their Christmas CD. As Carl said, “Playing at the Beverly Arts Center really puts you in a Christmas mood!”

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