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FILMS I NEGLECTED TO REVIEW: ''WAKE UP''
by Peter Sobczynski
"Please enjoy short reviews of the ''Donnie Darko'' restoration, ''Graduation'' and ''The Lost City of Z.''" (more)
FILMS I NEGLECTED TO REVIEW: ''THERE WERE A LOT OF EXPLOSIONS FOR TWO PEOPLE BLENDING IN.''
by Peter Sobczynski
"Please enjoy short reviews of '''Salt and Fire,'' ''The Transfiguration,'' ''The Ticket'' and ''Your Name,'' along with a look at the Blu-ray of a little art film called ''Rogue One.''" (more)
FILMS I NEGLECTED TO REVIEW: GOO GOO AND GAGA
by Peter Sobczynski
"Please enjoy short reviews of "The Blackcoat's Daughter," "The Boss Baby" and "Mr. Gaga" and a brief look at the Blu-ray of "Jackie."" (more)
A GUIDE TO THE 20TH EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL: WEEK FOUR
by Peter Sobczynski
"A brief recap of some of the highlights of the fourth and final week of the 20th European Union Film Festival in Chicago." (more)
A GUIDE TO THE 20TH EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL: WEEK THREE
by Peter Sobczynski
"A look at some of the highlights screening during the third week of Chicago's European Union Film Festival." (more)
SXSW 2017 INTERVIEW: THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN DIRECTOR JENNIFER KROOT
by Jason Whyte
""THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN is a documentary portrait of the writer, Armistead Maupin. Maupin is best known for his TALES OF THE CITY novels. First published in 1976 as a daily column in the San Francisco Chronicle, Armistead's humorous, witty, and poignant TALES depicted the interwoven lives of gay, straight and trans characters. Armistead's own tales are actually stranger than fiction because he went from being a vehemently conservative aristocrat in the deep south to an proudly out San Franciscan, whose open heart inspires compassion and togetherness." Director Jennifer Kroot on THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN which screens at the 2017 South By Southwest Conference." (more)
SXSW 2017 INTERVIEW: LEMON DIRECTOR JANICZA BRAVO
by Jason Whyte
""LEMON is an unhappy comedy about failure. It is a dissection of privilege and mediocrity. A mans life unravels after he is left by his girlfriend of 10 years." Director Janicza Bravo on LEMON which screens at the 2017 South By Southwest Conference." (more)
SXSW 2017 INTERVIEW: HOT SUMMER NIGHTS DIRECTOR ELIJAH BYNUM
by Jason Whyte
"THE PITCH: American flags wave as fireworks light the sky, it's 1991 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and summer is in full swing. A lonely teenage boy is taken under the wing of the town rebel, falls in love with the prettiest girl in town, and gets entangled in a drug ring, all as the deadliest hurricane in New England history barrels towards the coast. -- This is HOT SUMMER NIGHTS at the 2017 South By Southwest Conference." (more)
SXSW 2017 INTERVIEW: BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL DIRECTOR KATHERINE FAIRFAX WRIGHT
by Jason Whyte
""BEHIND THE CURTAIN follows Todrick Hall during the creation of his most ambitious project yet; Straight Outta Oz, through recording the album, filming the visual album, staging the musical, and bringing that stage show to sold-out audiences across the United States. So it is a film about the creative process of a visionary with dreams far bigger than his budget. But Straight Outta Oz is an autobiographical project, so the documentary is also an intimate coming of age story, a love story between a mother and son in all its beauty and complexity. It is about self-expression, self-acceptance, and the redemptive power of art, but it is also about fun and friends and song and dance!" Director Katherine Farifax Wright on BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL which screens at the 2017 South By Southwest Conference." (more)
FILMS I NEGLECTED TO REVIEW: BRIMSTONE & TASSELS
by Peter Sobczynski
"Please enjoy short reviews of ''Brimstone'' and ''Burlesque: Heart of the Glitter Tribe.''" (more)

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