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3 things about Bertrand Tavernier’s ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT

‘Round Midnight [1986] 1. Running the cork from the bottle of rum around the rim of the glass of Coke. 2. “If we’re going, let’s go early. You know, Lady Francis, there’s not enough kindness in the world.” 3. The … Continue reading

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ROY’S WORLD: BARRY GIFFORD’S CHICAGO is now streaming on Fandor—and elsewhere!

Hard to believe, but about six years after I started this odyssey the film is finally available to watch on a screen near you! Roy’s World is streaming in North America via Fandor, Vudu, Hoopla, YouTube, iTunes, and a bunch … Continue reading

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Hyde Park, here we come!

That’s right, Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago is coming to the South Side! I’ll be there in person for the Q & A. Hope you can make it: Friday, October 7, 2022 – 7:00pm The University of Chicago Film Studies … Continue reading

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A One Night Tribute to Barry Gifford in LA

American Cinematheque is throwing a One Night Tribute to Barry Gifford on September 3! The lineup features the LA premiere of ROY’S WORLD: BARRY GIFFORD’S CHICAGO + WILD AT HEART + LOST HIGHWAY. It’s a triple feature for the ages … Continue reading

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ROY’S WORLD to Make Streaming Debut on Fandor and Other Video Platforms October 18

Here’s the official press release! I’m so excited! ### Cinedigm Acquires ROY’S WORLD: BARRY GIFFORD’S CHICAGO, Acclaimed Chicago-produced Documentary featuring Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon and Lili Taylor Based on the work of Chicago-born author Barry Gifford, the film premieres October … Continue reading

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3 things about John Coney’s SPACE IS THE PLACE

Space Is the Place [1974] 1. Good time cigarette gals. 2. Stealing some sweet shoes. 3. Shortly after evacuation, the planet explodes and splits in half.

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A Chicago encore at the Music Box!

For one night only, the film returns to the big screen at the Music Box Theatre! And after the show, Jim Laczkowski (Chicago Film Critics Association) will moderate a Q & A featuring yours truly alongside producer Michael Glover Smith. We’re planning to … Continue reading

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Sag Harbor, New York City, Portland!

Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago is playing in a whole bunch of theaters real soon! June 12, 2022: Sag Harbor Cinema, Sag Harbor, NY Yours truly in person June 19, 2022: Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, Queens, NY Yours … Continue reading

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One week from today: our Chicago Premiere at the Music Box Theatre!

I do hope you’ll join me. Buy tix now—it’s going to be a fantastic afternoon. We’ll have a special, limited edition movie poster for sale, as well as copies of some of Barry’s books, all of which you can get … Continue reading

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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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