Jan Chats with Screenwriter Barbara Turner

Jan Chats with Screenwriter Barbara Turner (First Posted in 2003) Even though it was virtually ignored by theater patrons (grossing a paltry $2,281,585 in domestic box office receipts) THE COMPANY was Jan’s favorite film of 2003 — & Rich liked it too. With the DVD release on 6/1/04, discriminating viewers everywhere will be able to… Continue reading Jan Chats with Screenwriter Barbara Turner

Jan Chats with British Director Sally Potter about New Film ‘Yes’

Jan Chats with British Director Sally Potter about New Film ‘Yes’ (First Posted in 2005) Sally Potter dancing with Pablo Verón in THE TANGO LESSON Sally Potter’s new film YES, written in sensuous iambic pentameter, is the poetic complement to her much-loved film THE TANGO LESSON. Jan recently met with Sally in Chicago to discuss… Continue reading Jan Chats with British Director Sally Potter about New Film ‘Yes’

Everybody’s Fiddler: Researcher Finds a Link — Long Denied — Between Chagall and Sholom Aleichem

Everybody’s Fiddler: Researcher Finds a Link — Long Denied — Between Chagall and Sholom Aleichem (First Posted in 2003) The Marc Chagall retrospective currently at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art includes some of the artist’s most arresting pieces, from the flying lovers in “Above the Town” to the “White Crucifixion” (Jesus is wearing… Continue reading Everybody’s Fiddler: Researcher Finds a Link — Long Denied — Between Chagall and Sholom Aleichem

Works of 11 Female Artists Are Oscar Nominees

Works of 11 Female Artists Are Oscar Nominees (First Posted in 2004) (WOMENSENEWS)–Nominations for the 76th Annual Academy Awards had more than the usual number of surprises and upsets, but the most astonishing news was the unexpectedly high number of female filmmakers impacting the list. In the eight major award categories–Best Actor, Best Actress, Best… Continue reading Works of 11 Female Artists Are Oscar Nominees

TV actors Elizabeth Moss, Sam Riley take Q&As at IFP Spirit screenings

Actress Elizabeth Moss Attends IFP/Midwest Screening of Virgin (First posted in 2004) Hardy souls braved freezing temperatures to attend a series of screenings at Columbia College Chicago sponsored by the Midwest office of the Independent Feature Project (IFP). The list of films included fifteen candidates for this year’s Independent Spirit Awards in three categories: Best… Continue reading TV actors Elizabeth Moss, Sam Riley take Q&As at IFP Spirit screenings

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