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Tzivi’s Feb ’12 Spotlight

The University of Chicago’s Smart Gallery opens a new multimedia exhibit called Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art down in Hyde Park on Weds, Feb 15, and several Jewish artists will be participating, including photographer Laura Letinsky, “New Realism” founder Daniel Spoerri, and conceptual artist Michael Rakowitz.… read more.

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Jan & Rich chat with Larysa Kondracki director & co-screenwriter (with Eilis Kirwan) of ‘The Whistleblower’ staring Rachel Weisz.

Jan & Rich chat with Larysa Kondracki director & co-screenwriter (with Eilis Kirwan) of THE WHISTLEBLOWER staring Rachel Weisz.

(First Posted in 2011)

FF2 NOTE: This interview was conducted at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema in Lincoln Park immediately after a “Word of Mouth” screening sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

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Jan Chats with Cary Fukunaga & Mia Wasikowska about their new film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s classic ‘Jane Eyre’

Jan Chats with Cary Fukunaga & Mia Wasikowska about their new film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s classic ‘Jane Eyre’

(First Posted in 2011)


Mia Wasikowska as “Jane Eyre.”
All Photo Credits: Laurie Sparham/Focus Features

American director Cary Fukunaga (pronounced “Fu-kun-a-ga”) and his Australian star Mia Wasikowska (pronounced “Vash-i-kov-ska”) came to Chicago on March 6 to show their new version of JANE EYRE (2011) at our Gene Siskel Film Center’s annual “European Union Film Festival.”read more.

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Jan Chats with Richard Lewis about ‘Barney’s Version’ (his new adaption of  Mordechi Richler’s final novel) 

Jan Chats with Richard Lewis about ‘Barney’s Version’ (his new adaption of  Mordechi Richler’s final novel) 

(First Posted in 2011)


Director Richard J. Lewis (right) with BARNEY’S VERSION stars Paul Giamatti (“Barney”)
& Rosamund Pike (“Miriam”) at the 67th annual Venice Film Festival (9/10/10).
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Jan Chats about ‘Conviction’ with director Tony Goldwyn & screenwriter Pamela Gray

Jan Chats about ‘Conviction’ with director Tony Goldwyn & screenwriter Pamela Gray

(First Posted in 2010)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The first time each character is discussed, her name is introduced in quotes to remind FF2 readers that this interview is about “characters” rather than “real people.”read more.

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Jan Chats with Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman about their New Film ‘Howl’

Jan Chats with Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman about their New Film ‘Howl’

(First Posted in 2010)

From Jan’s Oct ’10 Spotlight in the JUF NEWS: Howl will be called a BioPic about Allen Ginsberg (played by James Franco), but it’s really a “PoemPic” about the genesis and impact of one of the 20th Century’s most ground-breaking art works.read more.

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