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Bye Bye Heidi

The 2015 revival of The Heidi Chronicles closed early on Sunday, May 3rd ... A shame, but not a total surprise... “Although Sofonisba was praised in the seventeenth century as being a portraitist equal to Titian, and at least thirty … Continue reading

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To All My LHS ’69 Friends

  Very bummed about missing 40th high school reunion this weekend L  RB & I arrived @ O’Hare ~ 9:30 on Friday to board 11 AM flight, but by 3 PM after 2 cancelled flights, we realized some things are … Continue reading

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IndieWIRE Box Office Report

     Based on mid-year stats, SUNSHINE CLEANING (directed by Christine Jeffs & based on an original screenplay by Megan Holley) is already one of ’09 big Indie winners: Hooray!  Hooray!  Open IndieWIRE article & read to the bottom, & you … Continue reading

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See TROUBLE THE WATER on HBO!

 One of last year’s best films premieres on HBO tonight!  TROUBLE THE WATER is a not-to-be-missed documentary by Tia Lessin & Carl Deal featuring footage shot by rap artist Kimberly Roberts as she faced the rising waters of Hurricane Katrina. TROUBLE … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Sending best wishes to all our cyber friends!  Jan (& Rich) PS: I didn't add the pink bow.  It came on the card.  How perfect!

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A More Perfect Union…

Click here to download “Jan’s Inauguration Kit” as a pdf.       I have updated my Café Press items for Inauguration Day.  Enjoy J

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Bravo, Martha Lauzen!

Read Melisssa Silverstein's article about Lauzen's important new recent research!  Women in the audience are NOT a "niche."  We are approximately half of humanity & therefore approximately half of all potential ticket buyers, so it's time we demand the kind of films … Continue reading

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9/22/08: Univ of Chgo Magazine Update

     Hard copies of the Sept/Oct ’08 issue of University of Chicago Magazine are now arriving in snail mail boxes.  If you’ve got one but you don’t know where to look for Ruth Kott’s profile of yours truly, just turn … Continue reading

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To My “Camp Obama” Friends

     To all my Chicago friends who couldn't make yesterday's HOUNDDOG reception because you were working hard in support of Barack Obama's campaign: We are fighting this good fight together! When you see HOUNDDOG, you will see a beautiful young … Continue reading

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8/11/08: Happy Birthday, Eddie!

     Eddie Huttner would have been 86 today.  Planet Earth lost him in 1991, but he's still here with me in spirit every single day.  One day in the late 80s, we were walking around Chicago during one of his periodic … Continue reading

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