3 things about Arthur Penn’s NIGHT MOVES

Night Moves [1975]

1. “Oh, I just think good, clean thoughts. Like Thanksgiving, George Washington’s teeth.”
2. Patting her on the back like a heartbeat.
3. Eating a pint of ice cream alone in his half-dismantled office.

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3 things about Errol Morris’s THE UNKNOWN KNOWN

The Unknown Known [2013]

1. Safely far away in Brussels while the scandal erupted.
2. He claims he never read the memos. Yet he knows the exact number that were written.
3. “That’s a vicious question.”

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3 things about Claudia Weill’s GIRLFRIENDS

Girlfriends [1978]

1. “What’s a wrench?”
2. Rather than unpack the boxes, she balances various things on top of them.
3. Fuzzy duck.

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3 things about Robert Wise’s ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW

Odds Against Tomorrow [1959]

1. Thick smoky haze behind the musicians.
2. “Just this once.”
3. The balloon connected to his finger with a string, he dials the number.

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Colorado + Michigan

Tickets for my film Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago at the 2021 Mimesis Documentary Festival are now on sale! I Hope you’ll join me (and some surprise special guests) on Tuesday, August 10 at 7:00pm.

And I’m also excited to announce that Roy’s World is an Official Selection of the 2021 Soo Film Festival, unfurling September 15-19 in beautiful Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. More details soon!

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3 things about Ted Post’s ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES

Escape from the Planet of the Apes [1971]

1. Sal Mineo’s thankless role.
2. Discussion of an ape abortion, plus a baby chimpanzee being shot to death: and this film is rated G!
3. “Only when she lets me.”

3 other things.

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3 things about Jasmila Zbanic’s QUO VADIS, AIDA?

Quo vadis, Aida? [2020]

1. A toy helicopter lies abandoned on the steps.
2. Soldiers toss loaves of bread into the crowd.
3. A couple sitting on a balcony idly watch the condemned being herded into the building.

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3 things about Jean-Paul Salomé’s MAMA WEED

Mama Weed [2020]

1. “How to wear a hijab” video tutorials.
2. Gun as a wedding gift.
3. An entire cabinet full of cookies.

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3 things about Errol Morris’s TABLOID

Tabloid [2010]

1. Spread eagle.
2. “He’s a doo-doo dipper.”
3. She lives with her five Booger clones.

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The Opening Night feature!

What an honor! My film Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago is the Closing Night feature at this year’s Mimesis Documentary Festival in Boulder, Colorado!

Join me plus a few surprise guests for our theatrical North American premiere: Tuesday, August 10 at the spectacular Boedecker Theater, Boulder’s only art house cinema. Tix for the festival go on sale soon. I’ll keep you posted!

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