Tag Archives: Chicago

Hyde Park, here we come!

That’s right, Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago is coming to the South Side! I’ll be there in person for the Q & A. Hope you can make it: Friday, October 7, 2022 – 7:00pm The University of Chicago Film Studies … Continue reading

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A One Night Tribute to Barry Gifford in LA

American Cinematheque is throwing a One Night Tribute to Barry Gifford on September 3! The lineup features the LA premiere of ROY’S WORLD: BARRY GIFFORD’S CHICAGO + WILD AT HEART + LOST HIGHWAY. It’s a triple feature for the ages … Continue reading

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ROY’S WORLD to Make Streaming Debut on Fandor and Other Video Platforms October 18

Here’s the official press release! I’m so excited! ### Cinedigm Acquires ROY’S WORLD: BARRY GIFFORD’S CHICAGO, Acclaimed Chicago-produced Documentary featuring Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon and Lili Taylor Based on the work of Chicago-born author Barry Gifford, the film premieres October … Continue reading

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3 things about John Coney’s SPACE IS THE PLACE

Space Is the Place [1974] 1. Good time cigarette gals. 2. Stealing some sweet shoes. 3. Shortly after evacuation, the planet explodes and splits in half.

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A Chicago encore at the Music Box!

For one night only, the film returns to the big screen at the Music Box Theatre! And after the show, Jim Laczkowski (Chicago Film Critics Association) will moderate a Q & A featuring yours truly alongside producer Michael Glover Smith. We’re planning to … Continue reading

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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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