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3 things about Khalik Allah’s BLACK MOTHER

Black Mother [2018] 1. Jamaica has more churches per square mile than any other country. 2. Kool-Aid hypothesis. 3. Fire in the water. The adjective “visceral” was coined in order to describe the experience of watching this film.

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3 things about Kimberly Reed’s DARK MONEY

Dark Money [2018] 1. The office is located in its own little house. 2. Why lobby a politician when you can instead buy them outright at the very beginning? 3. A 3-3 vote on everything.

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A cocktail with Barry.

I had the privilege last weekend of showing a fine cut of the film to Barry Gifford. Full speed ahead!

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3 things about Errol Morris’s GATES OF HEAVEN

Gates of Heaven [1978] 1. As humans, we don’t really know one another; but we know our pets. 2. Memorial marker: “I Knew Love. — I Had A Dog.” 3. Outdoor electric guitar. 100 watts per channel.

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Chicago, Illinois, 1953.

This is a still from Lilli Carré’s animated segment in Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago, which is narrated by Lili Taylor. You can read the story it’s based on at Chicagoist.

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Editing ROY’S WORLD has been a blast.

When we started editing Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago, my editor Marianna Milhorat lived in Pilsen, right here in Chicago on the south side. That’s about a 45-minute trip via CTA from my own apartment. No big deal. But this … Continue reading

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3 things about Bing Liu’s MINDING THE GAP

Minding the Gap [2018] 1. He won’t stop until the skateboard is really and truly wrecked. 2. “You can’t beat up women, but … sometimes a bitch needs to get slapped.” 3. Bing says, “Cut.” And moves his head slightly. … Continue reading

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