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3 things about Jeffrey McHale’s YOU DON’T NOMI

You Don’t Nomi [2019] 1. Twin totems of chips and nails. 2. “I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so–scared.” 3. Gina Gershon played it like a drag queen.

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Cheltenham International Film Festival Q & A

Many thanks to Philip Raby (creative director of FilmBath Festival) for moderating the Q & A and the whole staff of the Cheltenham International Film Festival for making this happen. (Just a reminder that UK viewers may still purchase a … Continue reading

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Must be something in the water

Folks in the UK have really been connecting to my film Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago! I was really blown away to read this new review, “A Beautiful City Symphony,” on The Film Stage, written by Logan Kenny, who saw … Continue reading

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Good news. June 12.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than three months since my film Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago made its debut at the Glasgow Film Festival. It kind of feels like a hundred years ago, doesn’t it? The world … Continue reading

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3 things about D.W. Young’s THE BOOKSELLERS

The Booksellers [2019] 1. A collection of purses. 2. She wraps her arms around the set of Balzac. “These are mine!” 3. Fran Lebowitz on seeing books in the garbage: “It’s like seeing a human head.”

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Music from ROY’S WORLD.

Hard to believe that it’s been more than 3 years since a group of amazing musicians met up at Electrical Audio in Chicago to lay down some music for the soundtrack of Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago. Hope this streaming … Continue reading

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3 things about Steve James’s STEVIE

Stevie [2002] 1. A disastrous outing at Excalibur. 2. Offer of protection from the Aryan Brotherhood. 3. Because he did not demonstrate remorse, ten years instead of six.

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3 things about Errol Morris’s A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME

A Brief History of Time [1991] 1. Eleven ways to get into the house. 2. Spaghetti. 3. Developing a new set of tools that no one else knows how to use.

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3 things about John Pirozzi’s DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll [2014] 1. When two elephants fight, it’s the grass that gets trampled. 2. One week later he was dead. 3. Emulating The Shadows. An excellent portrait of creativity’s resilience. Really nourishing. … Continue reading

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One week until the World Premiere of ROY’S WORLD!

That’s right, just seven days until the Glasgow Film Festival hosts the very first screening of Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago! I’ll be there in person along with producer Michael Glover Smith for both shows, February 28 and 29. To … Continue reading

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