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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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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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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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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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