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3 things about Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed’s MY OCTOPUS TEACHER

My Octopus Teacher [2020] 1. Cradling the octopus like a baby. 2. Riding the shark’s back. 3. Puncturing the shell with its drill in precisely the right place. Extraordinary!

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3 things about Chris Bolan’s A SECRET LOVE

A Secret Love [2020] 1. “I’ve thrown out 110 books.” 2. Marriage vows which include e.e. cummings. 3. A supply of autographed baseball cards.

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3 things about Luchina Fisher’s MAMA GLORIA

Mama Gloria [2020] 1. A parade of high heels in broad daylight. 2. Reuniting with her former prom date. 3. Under-the-table surgeries at Cook County Hospital.

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3 things about Hannah Jayanti’s TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

Truth or Consequences [2020] 1. Tiger bite on the lip. 2. She gets a kick out of making announcements. 3. Fruitless visit by the Building Inspector.

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“Film Close-Ups” interview with Chandler Bennett.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Chandler Bennett at KALX 90.7FM Berkeley about the film. Check it out below! Reminder: Roy’s World screens Friday, September 18 at SF DocFest! (This presentation is geoblocked and may only be viewed in … Continue reading

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3 things about Zeke Kamm and Taylor Morden’s THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER

The Last Blockbuster [2020] 1. He smells the inside of the VHS case. 2. By eliminating late fees, the company lost $250 million at one stroke. 3. Obsolete POS computer system.

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3 things about Michal Bielawski’s THE WIND: A DOCUMENTARY THRILLER

The Wind: A Documentary Thriller [2019] 1. The medics calmly observe his uncontrollable shaking. 2. She puts her ear to its bark, trying to hear the tree’s secrets. 3. Vibrating tree roots.

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My interview with Lili Taylor + 2 more chances.

Okay, folks, there are only two more chances to see Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago this month! It will be livestreamed this Sunday, September 6 as part of Dances With Films LA, immediately followed by a Q&A featuring yours truly … Continue reading

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A Q & A featuring Lili Taylor.

Wow! Immediately following the livestream of Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago on Sunday, September 6 at Dances With Films, stick around for a live Q & A featuring yours truly, Barry Gifford, and Lili Taylor. Lili is part of the … Continue reading

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3 things about David Farrier & Dylan Reeve’s TICKLED

Tickled [2016] 1. “We heard laughter coming through the vents.” 2. Tickle cells. 3. A trove of documents accidentally posted to the public web.

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