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Our Chicago Premiere! November 13 at the Music Box Theatre.

Originally we meant to screen at the Music Box back in May 2020. But we all know what happened. I am so grateful to the Chicago Critics Film Festival for persevering despite some truly daunting circumstances and rescheduling the event. … Continue reading

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3 things about Steve James’ and Alex Kotlowitz’s THE INTERRUPTERS

The Interrupters [2011] 1. “Violence is a learned behavior.”2. In the casket wearing his cap.3. She can’t participate in the pageant but knows all the words to the song. 3 other things.

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3 things about Ted Bogosian’s LIVE AT MISTER KELLY’S

Live at Mister Kelly’s [2021] 1. David Mamet as the world’s worst busboy. 2. “Make A Date With A Steak Tonight!” 3. Ella Fitzgerald’s necklace.

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3 things about Alexander Nanau’s COLLECTIVE

Collective [2019] 1. “That’s not part of the show.” A ceiling of fire. 2. A framed icon on the corner of his desk. 3. “My name is Vlad.”

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One week from today.

“Winters never looked this cold, newspapers never looked this culpable, and Mayor Daley’s cronies never felt so real.” —Michael J. Casey, Boulder Weekly My film Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago screens at the 2021 Mimesis Documentary Festival on Tuesday, August … Continue reading

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3 things about Errol Morris’s THE UNKNOWN KNOWN

The Unknown Known [2013] 1. Safely far away in Brussels while the scandal erupted. 2. He claims he never read the memos. Yet he knows the exact number that were written. 3. “That’s a vicious question.”

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Colorado + Michigan

Tickets for my film Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago at the 2021 Mimesis Documentary Festival are now on sale! I Hope you’ll join me (and some surprise special guests) on Tuesday, August 10 at 7:00pm. And I’m also excited to … Continue reading

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3 things about Errol Morris’s TABLOID

Tabloid [2010] 1. Spread eagle. 2. “He’s a doo-doo dipper.” 3. She lives with her five Booger clones.

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The Opening Night feature!

What an honor! My film Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago is the Closing Night feature at this year’s Mimesis Documentary Festival in Boulder, Colorado! Join me plus a few surprise guests for our theatrical North American premiere: Tuesday, August 10 … Continue reading

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ROY’S WORLD gets its first live, in-person screening in North America!

I am excited to announce that Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago will be part of the 2021 Mimesis Documentary Festival, August 4-10, in Boulder, Colorado. This will in fact be the film’s live, in-person North American debut! MDF’s Featured Artist … Continue reading

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