Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago

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Barry Gifford is one of America’s greatest storytellers. His work includes the novel
Wild at Heart, which was adapted by David Lynch into a Palme d’Or-winning film, and dozens of other screenplays, novels and books of poetry and essays. In a series of autobiographical stories spanning more than forty years he has chronicled the adventures of Roy, a boy coming of age largely on the gritty streets of 1950s Chicago.

In Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago, excerpts from the Roy stories performed by Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon, and Lili Taylor are interwoven with Gifford’s recollections of his childhood. Fusing vintage footage and photographs of Chicago with animated segments and an evocative jazz score, Roy’s World presents an impressionistic portrait of a vanished world.

For more information, email roysworldfilm[at]gmail[dot]com.


4 Responses to Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago

  1. Norman Levy says:

    “text deductible donation”
    “For more information, email Roysworldfilm[at]gmail[dot]com”
    Beware of auto edit (edict was recommended)
    We’re contemporaries. I was a Jentry, but part of the Senn crowd. Hung with Jack, Harvey and Steve however. Knew of your writing career, just not how notable. Good luck with the project.

    Norm Levy


  2. Ron Rubin says:

    I have class as well as some after school photos of Clinton grammar schoo students
    taken 1953-1954.


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