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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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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 Shirley Clarke’s ORNETTE: MADE IN AMERICA

Ornette: Made in America [1985] 1. Circumcision rather than castration. 2. An impertinent question. 3. He saw King Curtis driving a limousine.

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3 things about Robert Altman’s JAZZ ’34: REMEMBRANCES OF KANSAS CITY SWING

Jazz ’34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing [1997] 1. Water pitcher as mute. 2. He takes off his jacket, carefully buttons his vest, proceeds to blow. 3. BBQ wagon on the street.

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“My motto was, ‘Let the stories speak for themselves.’”

I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Matt Fagerholm for Indie Outlook. The result is a deep dive into the making of the film. Enjoy!

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3 things about Eric Friedler’s IT MUST SCHWING: THE BLUE NOTE STORY

It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story [2018] 1. Herbie Hancock demonstrates Francis Wolff’s dance. 2. “He was a con man. A great drummer, no doubt about it. I was at Art’s funeral. There were four women there. All ‘Mrs. … Continue reading

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3 things about Basil Dearden’s ALL NIGHT LONG

All Night Long [1962] 1. Dave Brubeck and “It’s a Raggy Waltz” with an unaccompanied cigarette burning in an ashtray on top of the piano. 2. Using a China marker on the tape. 3. Drumming alone to a band that … Continue reading

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New site! New video!

Head over to Roy’s World for a new look at the project, including a brand new clip featuring Jason Adasiewicz’ music + a story from Barry Gifford!

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