Tag Archives: Chicago

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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Final days–ROY’S WORLD at Beloit

Only two more days! If you’re reading this from Wisconsin or Illinois, you can watch the film as part of the Beloit International Film Festival—through February 28!

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ROY’S WORLD is in Wisconsin!

If you’re reading this from Wisconsin or Illinois, you can watch the film as part of the Beloit International Film Festival—now through February 28! And as part of the festival, Jason Adasiewicz (who composed the score and performs on the … Continue reading

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A mind-blowing endorsement.

To say that I’m honored by these words of praise from Walter Salles is a huge understatement. I’m honestly kind of stunned. Stay tuned because Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago is coming your way soon! I’ll be sharing some news … Continue reading

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Cheltenham International Film Festival Q & A

Many thanks to Philip Raby (creative director of FilmBath Festival) for moderating the Q & A and the whole staff of the Cheltenham International Film Festival for making this happen. (Just a reminder that UK viewers may still purchase a … Continue reading

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