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3 things about Mat Whitecross’s THE SOUND OF 007

The Sound of 007 [2022] 1. Immediately after he finished writing it, John Barry played “Goldfinger” for Michael Caine, who happened to be crashing in his flat at the time.2. Shirley Bassey took off her bra just before recording the … Continue reading

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3 things about Godfrey Reggio’s VISITORS

Visitors [2013] 1. Somnolent sports fan. 2. Trio of heads devoid of context. 3. Watching what we’re watching. 3 other things.

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ROY’S WORLD: BARRY GIFFORD’S CHICAGO is now streaming on Fandor—and elsewhere!

Hard to believe, but about six years after I started this odyssey the film is finally available to watch on a screen near you! Roy’s World is streaming in North America via Fandor, Vudu, Hoopla, YouTube, iTunes, and a bunch … Continue reading

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Hyde Park, here we come!

That’s right, Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago is coming to the South Side! I’ll be there in person for the Q & A. Hope you can make it: Friday, October 7, 2022 – 7:00pm The University of Chicago Film Studies … Continue reading

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3 things about Brett Morgen’s MOONAGE DAYDREAM

Moonage Daydream [2022] 1. “Everything is rubbish and all rubbish is wonderful.”2. The only collaborator that Bowie namechecks personally is Brian Eno.3. Pepsi with Tina Turner.

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A One Night Tribute to Barry Gifford in LA

American Cinematheque is throwing a One Night Tribute to Barry Gifford on September 3! The lineup features the LA premiere of ROY’S WORLD: BARRY GIFFORD’S CHICAGO + WILD AT HEART + LOST HIGHWAY. It’s a triple feature for the ages … Continue reading

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ROY’S WORLD to Make Streaming Debut on Fandor and Other Video Platforms October 18

Here’s the official press release! I’m so excited! ### Cinedigm Acquires ROY’S WORLD: BARRY GIFFORD’S CHICAGO, Acclaimed Chicago-produced Documentary featuring Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon and Lili Taylor Based on the work of Chicago-born author Barry Gifford, the film premieres October … Continue reading

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A Chicago encore at the Music Box!

For one night only, the film returns to the big screen at the Music Box Theatre! And after the show, Jim Laczkowski (Chicago Film Critics Association) will moderate a Q & A featuring yours truly alongside producer Michael Glover Smith. We’re planning to … Continue reading

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3 things about Leo Hurwitz’s STRANGE VICTORY

Strange Victory [1948] 1. “They paid. Everyone paid.” 2. Silver Shirts. 3. Euphemistic signifiers of restrictive housing and membership. “Select Clientele,” etc.

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Sag Harbor, New York City, Portland!

Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago is playing in a whole bunch of theaters real soon! June 12, 2022: Sag Harbor Cinema, Sag Harbor, NY Yours truly in person June 19, 2022: Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, Queens, NY Yours … Continue reading

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