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3 things about Pawel Pawlikowski’s COLD WAR

Cold War [2018] 1. Gracefully floating down the river. 2. On an impulse, she starts dancing on top of the bar. 3. “Let’s go to the other side, The view’s better.”

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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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Final days–ROY’S WORLD at Beloit

Only two more days! If you’re reading this from Wisconsin or Illinois, you can watch the film as part of the Beloit International Film Festival—through February 28!

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ROY’S WORLD is in Wisconsin!

If you’re reading this from Wisconsin or Illinois, you can watch the film as part of the Beloit International Film Festival—now through February 28! And as part of the festival, Jason Adasiewicz (who composed the score and performs on the … Continue reading

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3 things about Nina Paley’s SITA SINGS THE BLUES

Sita Sings the Blues [2008] 1. Squadron of flying eyeballs. 2. Heart flashes. 3. Subject line of his email: DUMPSVILLE.

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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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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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