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Presenting the first movie poster for ROY’S WORLD!

I am so thrilled to share our very first movie poster for Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago! It’s based on an original collage created by Kevin Sampsell. (Trivia: the two photos near the bottom were taken by Stanley Kubrick in … Continue reading

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A word from David Lynch.

There isn’t any other way to put it: I’ve got good news. Through the good graces of various champions of the project, I was able to share the final cut of Roy’s World with David Lynch. And he liked it! … Continue reading

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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 Sean Baker’s THE FLORIDA PROJECT

The Florida Project [2017] 1. “No harm, no foul? No fowl. There’s a joke in there somewhere.” 2. She carefully washes the pony’s mane. 3. “I wish they made forks out of candy. Then you could eat the fork after … Continue reading

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3 things about Oscar Bucher’s NELSON ALGREN LIVE

Nelson Algren Live [2016] 1. Neon sign for Fritzel’s. 2. Making room. 3. The look on Rick Kogan’s face as he watches Willem Dafoe perform “The Lightless Room.”

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“The approach is unorthodox, but so is the film-in-the-making–“

Whoa! Jason and I were interviewed by legendary jazz critic Howard Reich about the film! Oh, and guess what? You can follow @RoysWorldFilm on Twitter.

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Lili Taylor joins ROY’S WORLD: BARRY GIFFORD’S CHICAGO.

Born in Glencoe, Illinois, as a young actress Lili had a brief stint at DePaul University and also spent some time training with Del Close. In other words, she’s perfect for a documentary about 1950s-era Chicago! I am so excited … Continue reading

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