Tag Archives: documentaries

Tax deductible and ready for action.

I am excited to announce that my documentary project Roy’s World: Barry Gifford & Chicago has entered into a fiscal partnership with IFP Chicago. Why is that exciting? It means the project can tap into the network of one of … Continue reading

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3 things about Colin Hanks’ ALL THINGS MUST PASS: THE RISE AND FALL OF TOWER RECORDS

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records [2015] 1. The first record Russ ever bought was “San Antonio Rose,” by Bob Wills. 35 cents. 2. A display: Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First next to A Taste … Continue reading

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3 things about Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal’s WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME

Whitney: Can I Be Me [2017] 1. The difference between success and fame. 2. Sitting in front of Barry White at the Soul Train Music Awards. 3. Cat in the Hat Comes Back nightshirt.

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November 4. Write it in your diary.

Be there or be square! Saturday, November 4 at 8:30pm Barry Gifford & Jason Adasiewicz Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago “[Barry Gifford’s book The Up-Down is] right next door to perfection.” —David Lynch To celebrate the publication of his … Continue reading

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Working on the script.

Analog is often better.

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3 things about Robert Kenner’s COMMAND AND CONTROL

Command and Control [2016] 1. “Anytime I want to I can close my eyes and see it.” 2. After receiving the phone call, he looked out the window at the street outside. Wondering what to do. 3. Even when asked … Continue reading

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3 things about John Maloof & Charlie Siskel’s FINDING VIVIAN MAIER

Finding Vivian Maier [2013] 1. A time before area codes. 2. Phil Donahue. 3. “Get a hat! Get a hat!”

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