3 things about Jordan Peele's US

Us [2019]

1. Two important coffee tables.
2. Putting on lip gloss.
3. Neck crunch.

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One week until the World Premiere of ROY'S WORLD!

That’s right, just seven days until the Glasgow Film Festival hosts the very first screening of Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago! I’ll be there in person along with producer Michael Glover Smith for both shows, February 28 and 29. To whet your appetite even more, here’s a newly released excerpt from the film:

ROY’S WORLD excerpt 2 from Rob Christopher on Vimeo.

This clip features Barry Gifford’s story “Chicago, Illinois, 1953,” stunningly animated by Lilli Carré and narrated by Lili Taylor. (When I started this project I had no idea I’d end up pairing Lilli with Lili, I swear–just a happy accident!)

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3 things about Pedro Costa's VITALINA VARELA

Vitalina Varela [2019]

1. Barefoot on the tarmac.
2. The sound of men on the roof.
3. Windowbars frame his face as a sun.

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The 2020 CFA Media Mixer!

In Roy’s World, I used a whole lot of images from various collections of the Chicago Film Archives. So when CFA asked me to be one of 2020’s “remixers” I was delighted to accept!

I’m already digging into some materials and thus far my aim is make something really funny. I believe coffee is going to be one of the themes. Guess we’ll see.

The 2020 CFA Media Mixer will take place at Constellation on Wednesday, May 6. More info here.

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s ROPE

Rope [1948]

1. Namedropping James Mason, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman.
2. Dropping the rope into the kitchen drawer.
3. “Cat and mouse, cat and mouse, who’s the cat and who’s the mouse!”

3 other things.

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3 things about Brian De Palma's SISTERS

Sisters [1972]

1. The African Club. A black waiter wearing a tuxedo jacket but no shirt.
2. Smashed cake.
3. A sofa in Quebec.

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3 things about George A. Romero's CREEPSHOW

Creepshow [1982]

1. “I can hold my breath for a long, long time!” Leslie Nielsen freeze frame.
2. She takes along her spiked milk for the drive.
3. Violin gesture.

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