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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 & 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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Matt Dillon and Willem Dafoe join ROY’S WORLD: BARRY GIFFORD & CHICAGO.

An early summer afternoon in the house in Chicago. I’m ten years old. The sky is very dark. A thunderstorm. I’m sitting on the floor in my room, the cool tiles. The rain comes, at first very hard, then soft. … Continue reading

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3 things about Anthony Mann’s THE NAKED SPUR

The Naked Spur [1953] 1. “Maybe we sat down at the same card game once or twice, but that don’t mean dirt to me now!” 2. As played by Robert Ryan, Ben Vandergoat’s laugh is rather like Bobby Peru’s laugh … Continue reading

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