Phillip Seymour Hoffman at premiere of his movie

OSCAR-WINNING ACTOR Phillip Seymour Hoffman will appear Jan. 28 at the Music Box for a special screening of his directorial debut, “Jack Goes Boating.” It’s a story about two working-class New Yorkers, Hoffman and Amy Ryan, who are brought together on the brink of divorce.

Tickets are $15 and available at the Music Box or through

“Jack” will have its world premiere at Sundance, Jan. 21-31. Chicago was chosen as one of eight cities across the country to play the film simultaneously with its Sundance world premiere at Sundance.