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Chicago professor debuts thrilling embezzlement doc ‘All the Queen’s Horses’

All the Queen’s Horses, which premieres at the Gene Siskel Film Center for a two-week theatrical run beginning November 10, is a thrilling story fit for a fictional feature film.

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‘All the Queen’s Horses’ director documents largest U.S. embezzlement case

All the Queen’s Horses is a documentary about the biggest embezzlement case in American history. Rita Crundwell, a comptroller and treasurer in Dixon, Illinois (a small, predominantly white town) stole $53 million from 1983 to 2012.

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Women directors present diverse, challenging films at NYFF

Given the prestigious imprimatur of the 55th New York Film Festival of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the features by the women directors were a diverse and challenging slate.

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Founder Jessica Hardy preps Chicago Comedy Film Festival for seventh year

Taking place at the New 400 Cinema in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago on November 9-11, the festival is one of the few comedy festivals in the country and will screen more than 50 short- and feature-films with Q&As with the filmmakers and talent after each showing.

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Director Maggie Betts talks ‘Novitiate,’ depicting Catholic institution

Betts weaves this historical moment in time into the fictional story of Kathleen (Margaret Qually), a teenager beginning her training under the eye of a strict Reverend Mother (Melissa Leo).

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Women writers and directors dominate Portland Film Festival

How does the Portland Film Festival program 59 percent of its films with women writers and directors?  It’s easy…they screen films blindly and just play the better films.

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