Tag Archives: Chicago

Behind the sounds of ROY’S WORLD.

Over the weekend I had the immense pleasure of working with a brilliant ensemble of musicians to lay down the score for ROY’S WORLD. This is the first time I’ve ever been able to collaborate in this way: working with … Continue reading

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Run through.

A few shots from last night’s rehearsal. We head into the studio today!

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Update: the sounds of ROY’S WORLD.

Jason Adasiewicz and I (but mostly Jason) have been hard at work on the soundtrack of my forthcoming documentary Roy’s World: Barry Gifford & Chicago. And after a lot of wrangling on Jason’s part we’ve finally assembled the combo that … Continue reading

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A new tale for Xmas from Barry Gifford.

In 2009 Chicagoist posted “The Starving Dogs of Little Croatia,” a newly written Christmas story by Barry. Seven years later and the annual tradition continues with “Role Models.” (It just might be included in my documentary!) Enjoy.

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“78 short minutes of astonishment.”

In essence, the master game Christopher is staging is between the utopian dream of a unified, beautiful existence, once that can always be recuperated and is always worth reconstructing, no matter what the cost might be, and the disassembled, patchwork … Continue reading

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PAUSE OF THE CLOCK on the White City Cinema Radio Hour

Michael Smith, a fellow filmmaker and an erudite film scholar, honored me by conducting a wide ranging interview with me on the new episode of his podcast the White City Cinema Radio Hour. You can also access it via PodSnack. … Continue reading

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Matt Dillon and Willem Dafoe join ROY’S WORLD: BARRY GIFFORD & CHICAGO.

An early summer afternoon in the house in Chicago. I’m ten years old. The sky is very dark. A thunderstorm. I’m sitting on the floor in my room, the cool tiles. The rain comes, at first very hard, then soft. … Continue reading

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