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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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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 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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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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3 things about Inon Shampanier’s PAPER SPIDERS

Paper Spiders [2020] 1. She suddenly notices the security cameras. Her mood changes instantly. 2. Everything converges the night the electricity is shut off. 3. “I haven’t had a drink all day. I’m 100% here for you.”

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3 chances in September.

About four years ago when I started making a documentary, I never would have dreamed that it would finally be ready for the world during a pandemic. But here we are. And after much ado, I’m thrilled to announce the … Continue reading

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A mind-blowing endorsement.

To say that I’m honored by these words of praise from Walter Salles is a huge understatement. I’m honestly kind of stunned. Stay tuned because Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago is coming your way soon! I’ll be sharing some news … 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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