Tag Archives: Chicago

3 things about Christopher Nolan’s THE DARK KNIGHT

The Dark Knight [2008] 1. Gordon is still living in the same apartment. 2. What happens at the fundraiser after Batman jumps off the balcony? 3. Lower 5th. 3 other things.

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3 things about Michael Glover Smith’s RELATIVE

Relative [2022] 1. She calmly explains e-books to a library patron. 2. In this alternate Chicago universe, Hopleaf is a pizza parlor. 3. “I need you. I don’t need you. I need you. We need you.” Bonus: the ugly couch … Continue reading

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Snapshots from the Chicago premiere of ROY’S WORLD: BARRY GIFFORD’S CHICAGO

Check out some photos from the afternoon of November 13 at the Music Box!

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One week from today: our Chicago Premiere at the Music Box Theatre!

I do hope you’ll join me. Buy tix now—it’s going to be a fantastic afternoon. We’ll have a special, limited edition movie poster for sale, as well as copies of some of Barry’s books, all of which you can get … Continue reading

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3 things about Steve James’ and Alex Kotlowitz’s THE INTERRUPTERS

The Interrupters [2011] 1. “Violence is a learned behavior.”2. In the casket wearing his cap.3. She can’t participate in the pageant but knows all the words to the song. 3 other things.

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3 things about Ted Bogosian’s LIVE AT MISTER KELLY’S

Live at Mister Kelly’s [2021] 1. David Mamet as the world’s worst busboy. 2. “Make A Date With A Steak Tonight!” 3. Ella Fitzgerald’s necklace.

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One week from today.

“Winters never looked this cold, newspapers never looked this culpable, and Mayor Daley’s cronies never felt so real.” —Michael J. Casey, Boulder Weekly My film Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago screens at the 2021 Mimesis Documentary Festival on Tuesday, August … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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ROY’S WORLD wins Best Illinois Feature!

In a virtual ceremony (coincidentally, held exactly one year to the day after the film had its World Premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival) my documentary Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago was awarded Best Illinois Feature at the 2021 Beloit … Continue reading

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