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3 things about Errol Morris’s THE FOG OF WAR

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara [2003] 1. On the roof of a trolley, a crowd of people wearing masks and cheering the end of the Great War. 2. Telegram to his fiancée: … Continue reading

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The new poster!

Doesn’t that new laurel look beautiful?!

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ROY’S WORLD wins Best Illinois Feature!

In a virtual ceremony (coincidentally, held exactly one year to the day after the film had its World Premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival) my documentary Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago was awarded Best Illinois Feature at the 2021 Beloit … Continue reading

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3 things about Garrett Bradley’s TIME

Time [2020] 1. Dingdong #2 and #1. 2. Bad credit, wants the most expensive car on the lot. 3. Torching the cardboard cutout on the grill.

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Final days–ROY’S WORLD at Beloit

Only two more days! If you’re reading this from Wisconsin or Illinois, you can watch the film as part of the Beloit International Film Festival—through February 28!

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ROY’S WORLD is in Wisconsin!

If you’re reading this from Wisconsin or Illinois, you can watch the film as part of the Beloit International Film Festival—now through February 28! And as part of the festival, Jason Adasiewicz (who composed the score and performs on the … Continue reading

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3 things about James Lebrecht and Nicole Newnham’s CRIP CAMP

Crip Camp [2020] 1. “The fact is, you can’t aspire to something better if you don’t know it exists.” 2. Sign: THE LADY AND THE RAMP. 3. Daily food deliveries from the Black Panthers.

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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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