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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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3 things about Maximilian Schell’s MARLENE

Marlene [1984] 1. Kitsch and rubbish. 2. “It’s the best film because … it’s the best film.” 3. Her constant needling: 90 minutes, 90 minutes, 90 minutes. And the film is actually 90 minutes.

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ROY’S WORLD receives a City of Chicago DCASE grant!

I’m pleased to announce that I will receive a 2017 Individual Artists Program grant from the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). This grant will go directly toward funding Roy’s World: Barry Gifford & Chicago, … Continue reading

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3 things about Paolo Cavara, Gualtiero Jacopetti, and Franco Prosperi’s MONDO CANE

Mondo Cane [1962] 1. A bright blue glazed statue of Rudolph Valentino. Bright blue models rubbing their painted bodies against a large canvas, and each other. 2. After the shark is captured a poisonous sea urchin is inserted in its … Continue reading

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