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3 things about Shawn Convey’s AMONG WOLVES

Among Wolves [2016] 1. Massive gut, tight plaid pants. 2. A lightning storm and the clack of heels on pavement. 3. Surveying the valley where there was heavy fighting.

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My Director’s Statement for ROY’S WORLD.

For many years I’ve been captivated by the Roy stories of Barry Gifford, which use a very spare and direct prose style to trace a boy’s childhood. Unlike a lot of autobiographical fiction, they’re not sentimental at all. But what … Continue reading

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3 things about Judith Helfand’s COOKED: SURVIVAL BY ZIP CODE

Cooked: Survival by Zip Code [2019] 1. They finally get the air conditioning they needed. 2. On the cover of the report: a snowflake. 3. A seemingly all white disaster preparedness conference. Urgent! There’s a story I sometimes tell about … Continue reading

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3 things about Todd Douglas Miller’s APOLLO 11

Apollo 11 [2019] 1. The utter blackness of space. And then, slowly, a glowing white curve enters the frame. 2. “It’s like one of those revolving restaurants.” 3. Modified trailer as quarantine quarters. Wow.

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Presenting the first movie poster for ROY’S WORLD!

I am so thrilled to share our very first movie poster for Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago! It’s based on an original collage created by Kevin Sampsell. (Trivia: the two photos near the bottom were taken by Stanley Kubrick in … Continue reading

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A very ROY’S WORLD weekend in NYC.

Over Memorial Day weekend, here are two cool events you won’t want to miss: An Evening with Michael Glover Smith: a double feature at Spectacle Saturday, May 25 at 5:00 pm at Spectacle in Brooklyn “In keeping with recent events … Continue reading

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A word from David Lynch.

There isn’t any other way to put it: I’ve got good news. Through the good graces of various champions of the project, I was able to share the final cut of Roy’s World with David Lynch. And he liked it! … Continue reading

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