The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Where The Wild Things Are? The Music Box

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 27, 2009 2:20PM

2009_08_27_wild.jpg We've mentioned the upcoming film adaptation of the famous childrens book Where The Wild Things Are before. Maybe it's because we're a little skeptical of how writer Dave Eggers and director Spike Jonze will transform a 40-something page book (that's not a whole lot of substance, though we love it dearly) into a 90-plus minute movie. Or maybe it's because we do love the book so much and we're also fans of both Eggers and Jonze and are anxious to see if they worked their magic on this.

Now some of us may get a chance to see it before its October 16 release and it's all for a good cause. Non-profit tutoring center 826CHI (the local chapter of 826 National, which Eggers had a hand in creating) is holding a special fundraiser featuring a screening of the film on September 29 at the excellent Music Box Theatre. After the screening, you'll be able to pick the brains of Eggers and Jonze as they'll hold a Q&A. There's also a VIP after party for those willing to shell out the extra money for the VIP tickets. But, hey, all the proceeds go to 826CHI, which provides free writing and tutoring programs for youth.

Grab those tickets now because we're sure they'll sell out pretty quick.

Where The Wild Things Are, 826CHI fundraiser screening, Tuesday, September 29, 7 p.m., The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave, $39.50 general admission, $125 VIP, buy here