Tag Archives: Chicago

To juxtapose is to connect: Marianna Milhorat joins ROY’S WORLD.

I am thrilled to announce that Chicago-based filmmaker Marianna Milhorat will be editing Roy’s World: Barry Gifford & Chicago. I first came across her work earlier this year when I attended Chicago Film Archives’ annual Media Mixer at the Hideout. … Continue reading

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It is happening again.

On Sunday, December 10: another Chicago screening of Pause of the Clock. It’s at Transistor in Andersonville and it’s free! My film pal Michael Glover Smith will be on hand to introduce the movie and then lead a Q & … Continue reading

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3 things about Stephen Cone’s PRINCESS CYD

Princess Cyd [2017] 1. The sound of an airplane periodically invades their conversation. A very slow zoom in and then, in the middle of her story, a cut. 2. “What will I do without you?” “Probably whatever you did a … Continue reading

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3 things about Oscar Bucher’s NELSON ALGREN LIVE

Nelson Algren Live [2016] 1. Neon sign for Fritzel’s. 2. Making room. 3. The look on Rick Kogan’s face as he watches Willem Dafoe perform “The Lightless Room.”

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A fantastic evening!

I’d like to thank everyone who made the show such a success! Especially Keefe Jackson and Mike Reed, who joined the lineup late in the game and still delivered killer performances. It was an amazingly exciting evening. And thank you … Continue reading

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669 posts.

That’s how many I wrote under my own name, and there are many others I wrote (including several collaborations) that were posted by someone else. The first post I wrote for Chicagoist was in 2006 (about, ugh, The Bachelor: Rome) … Continue reading

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3 things about Howard Alk’s THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON

The Murder of Fred Hampton [1971] 1. “Do you dig the credit union?” 2. Hanrahan: “Does anybody have a sensible question?” 3. A blood-splattered copy of Eric Dolphy’s Out to Lunch. Riveting, a classic, another sobering reminder of how little … Continue reading

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