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Fleabag’s last song (for now) in ‘National Theatre Live: Fleabag’

Fleabag is a raunchy, quirky, and sometimes completely heartbreaking meditation on the trials and tribulations of mid-twenties womanhood.

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It’s not too late to experience the joy of ‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’

‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’, a film about the birth, development and lasting impact of the iconic ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ musical and featuring FF2’s own Jan Lisa Huttner, is in theaters now! Here is a word from a few of FF2’s contributors on why this film is worth watching:  Brigid: Max Lewkowicz and Valerie […]

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THE NIGHTINGALE: FF2 Media Oscar Campaign 2019

The Nightingale came out on Friday, August 2nd, and all five members of FF2 on the runaround that week were completely blown away. We gasped, cried, and huffed in anger together through the whole film and when the lights came up, unanimously agreed on a five-star rating without hesitation. Suffice it to say, we’re ready […]

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Julia’s Athena ’19

I kicked off Athena with a ‘Panel on Filmmaking’ with Julia Hart, writer and director of Fast Color, which had aired at the festival the evening before. Not only was Hart effortlessly witty and intelligent, it felt like she spoke to my soul. She introduced the concept of “uncentering” yourself as the director—in other words, […]

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Interview with Bill Condon: KINSEY

Interview with director/screenwriter Bill Condon by Jan Lisa Huttner, November 19, 2004 ‘Kinsey’, Bill Condon’s new biopic about 1940s sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, raises questions about morality in our own time as well. Jan Lisa Huttner talked to the director in October at this year’s Chicago International Film Festival. JLH: ‘Kinsey’ arrives in a highly […]

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Interview with Deborah Kampmeier: VIRGIN

Interview with director Deborah Kampmeier by Jan Lisa Huttner March 11, 2005 Deborah Kampmeier’s film ‘Virgin’ was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards in 2004, but none of the usual suspects were interested in distributing it. Fortunately ‘Virgin’ was recently released on DVD. Jan Lisa Huttner called Kampmeier at her home in New York to […]

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Interview with Mira Nair: VANITY FAIR

Interview with Mira Nair, director of ‘Vanity Fair’, by Jan Lisa Huttner August 20th, 2004 Internationally-acclaimed director Mira Nair stopped in Chicago recently to promote her new film Vanity Fair.  Reel Chicago correspondent Jan Huttner caught up with her at her elegant suite in the Peninsula Hotel for a heart-to-heart chat about sex, love, and […]

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Interview with Michael Radford: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Interview with Michael Radford, the director and screenwriter of ‘The Merchant of Venice’ by Jan Lisa Huttner January 6th, 2005 ‘The Merchant of Venice’, Michael Radford’s new adaptation of one of William Shakespeare’s most controversial plays, has people talking once again about Shylock, the play’s most intriguing character. Jan Lisa Huttner talked to the director during […]

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Interview with Julie Delpy: 2 DAYS IN PARIS

Jan chats with French actress Julie Delpy about her new film ‘2 Days in Paris’   Julie Delpy made her film debut at age 14 in a Godard’s DETECTIVE (released in 1985), and she’s been a successful actress ever since. But for years now she’s been yearning for more, and the success of Richard Linklater’s […]

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