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New YENTL DVD Coming in Feb!!!

     Last year, when lyricists Alan & Marilyn Bergman came to the 2007 Chicago Humanities Festival, they told me plans were underway for a new DVD version of Yentl—a special 25th anniversary release.  Since that time I’ve checked Amazon faithfully … Continue reading

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YENTL

Love her or hate her, it’s time to acknowledge Barbra Streisand’s YENTL as a triumph of personal film-making. Why doesn’t Mandy Patinkin sing? Because all the songs are soliloquies – a passionate inner voice yearning for self-expression. Message to Barbra: … Continue reading

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IN A WORLD…

Wonderful premise poorly executed. Even tho he died in 2008, Don Lafontaine--the man who made the words "In a world..." resonate in a gazillion movie trailers--remains the king of Voice Overs. Film is about the guys competing to replace him … Continue reading

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FRIENDS WITH KIDS

"Julie Keller" (Jennifer Westfeldt) & "Jason Fryman" (Adam Scott) have been friends for years. They live in the same trendy Manhattan condo building, they have well-paying if ill-defined jobs, and they enjoy socializing with the same group of buddies. But their … Continue reading

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Who’s Penny?

Jan Lisa Huttner, an award-winning film critic and feminist activist, began using the name “Penny” as a non de plume after she organized the original WITASWAN project in 2004. WITASWAN (Women in the Audience Supporting Women Artists Now) soon lead … Continue reading

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DVD Recommendations for SWAN Day

There is no reason NOT to celebrate the second International SWAN Day this weekend!!! If you can't find any local events that suit you & you can't find a local screening of SUNSHINE CLEANING nearby, then rent or buy one of … Continue reading

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CHF: Alan & Marilyn Bergman Visit Chicago

     “An Evening with Alan and Marilyn Bergman” at this year’s Chicago Humanities Festival was a total delight. Award-winning lyricists, the Bergmans received their first Oscar for writing “The Windmills of Your Mind” (from the 1968 version of The Thomas … Continue reading

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