Miscellaneous

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 […]

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Features

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 […]

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DVD release of “The Company” calls for a talk with Barbara Robertson

SPC to Release “The Company” on DVD on 6/1/04 Local Ties to Altman Film Still Strong (First posted in 2004) The DVD edition of Robert Altman’s 2003 film “The Company” will be released by Sony Pictures Classics on June 1st. Meanwhile, due to local interest in the film, Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet added three works performed […]

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Interviews

Jan Chats with Director Kasi Lemmons about her new film ‘Talk to Me’

Jan Chats with Director Kasi Lemmons about her new film ‘Talk to Me’ (First Posted in 2007)  Kasi Lemmons came to Chicago on Thursday, June 7, 2007, for a “Word-of-Mouth Screening” followed by audience Q&A. The next morning, Jan met with Kasi to discuss TALK TO ME—her film about the relationship between Ralph “Petey” Greene […]

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Jan Chats with Emma Roberts: the new ‘Nancy Drew’

Jan Chats with Emma Roberts: the new ‘Nancy Drew’ (First Posted in 2007) Emma Roberts came to Chicago last month to meet with fans & members of the press. Maureen Gombas & Jan Lisa Huttner talked with Emma about how she prepared herself for the classic role, what it’s like to be a young Hollywood actress, […]

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Lessons from Our Favorite Film: Jan & Rich Chat with Historian Michael Oren about ‘Lawrence of Arabia’

Lessons from Our Favorite Film: Jan & Rich Chat with Historian Michael Oren about ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ (First Posted in 2007) JAN: Boker Tov, Michael. Our subject today is LAWRENCE OF ARABIA & how this movie influenced American thinking about the Middle East. LAWRENCE was originally released in theaters in December, 1962. When was the […]

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